Upcoming GSBC Events

See our full event calendar for all GSBC Events, including RPL–GSBC classes and GSBC Genealogy Consultant appointments.

The Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC), NJ, is an educational non-profit that: assists those researching their family heritage, assists those who are preserving information about the families and genealogical records of the greater Bergen County area, and offers educational and research assistance to all those interested in genealogical research. (Learn about our history here.)

We offer an exciting calendar of ongoing programs and events—including hands-on workshops, computer classes, films, roundtable discussions, and lectures featuring renown genealogy and local history experts. We hope to see you at a GSBC event soon!

Join the GSBC

Our Membership Year Begins on November 1st—Join or Renew your GSBC Membership Today!

Individual Membership is $20 per year | Family Membership is $25 per year
Our membership year renews on 1 November. Please see our Member Benefits page for a complete list of benefits, including our quarterly newsletter, The Archivist, bi-monthly GSBC E-News, access to the Member-only research section of our site, one-on-one on-site research assistance, RPL lookup service, and much, much more!

International members may pay online via credit card (via PayPal) or send us a check ($US Dollars). Members outside of Bergen County, or who are unable to attend meetings and events in person, can receive research assistance via phone or email.

GSBC Member Benefits 

Construction Update!

You may notice that we're working on our site. We are rebuilding the nearly 400 pages with a new theme and programming — which need to be converted one-by-one. If a page looks “broken” right now, rest-assured that we will be working on it soon.

These improvements will make it easier and faster to use the site and consolidating the multiple pages of indexes into one searchable database will also make a huge improvement.

We prioritized the upcoming GSBC events as well as the recorded presentations for GSBC Members and the public — so you won’t miss a thing!

Thank you for your patience!

GSBC Members’ Login

GSBC, RPL, and Other Events of Note

all-day NW Bergen County History Day 2024
NW Bergen County History Day 2024
Apr 27 all-day
Unlock the Door to Local History! History Day 2024, sponsored[...]
all-day Slavery in New Netherland and th...
Slavery in New Netherland and th...
May 3 – May 4 all-day
Slavery in New Netherland and the Dutch Atlantic World, May 3-4, 2024
Slavery in New Netherland and the Dutch Atlantic World, May[...]
7:00 pm Vivian E. Davis—“God is Forgotte...
Vivian E. Davis—“God is Forgotte...
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vivian E. Davis—“God is Forgotten and the Soldier Slighted”: The War of Words and the Battle of Golden Hill, January 1770
The Bergen County Executive and Board of Commissioners Invite You[...]
7:00 pm Book Talk: A History Lover’s Gui...
Book Talk: A History Lover’s Gui...
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Book Talk: A History Lover's Guide to Bergen County @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Meeting – In person at Ridgewood Public Library Book[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

The GSBC is continuing to offer free consultant slots—in-person at the Ridgewood Public Library or via online conference call—to those looking for help with their family research.

Please email gsbc.queries@gmail.com for more information about available time slots.

Recent Presentations to the GSBC (GSBC Members-Only and Public Recordings)