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The Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC), NJ is a non-profit society founded in 1973. Our purpose is to: assist those researching their family heritage, assist those who are preserving information about the families and genealogical records of the greater Bergen County area, and to offer educational and research assistance to all those interested in genealogical research. (Learn about the 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 soon!

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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!

Members in the US will have the option to receive The Archivist via e-mail (PDF, full color) or snail mail (offset printed, black and white). International members will receive The Archivist via e-mail only (PDF, full color). 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 

 


 

Upcoming GSBC Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

Oct
23
Mon
7:00 pm New Jersey Vital Records, Adopti... @ Ridgewood Public Library
New Jersey Vital Records, Adopti... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Jersey Vital Records, Adoption, and Divorce @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 23 October, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Melissa A. Johnson, CG—This lecture covers the various types of New Jersey vital records and the information they provide during different time periods;[...]
Oct
26
Thu
7:30 pm Camp Merritt: Bergen County’s WW... @ Mahwah Museum
Camp Merritt: Bergen County’s WW... @ Mahwah Museum
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Camp Merritt: Bergen County's WWI Army Base @ Mahwah Museum | Mahwah | New Jersey | United States
  Camp Merritt: Bergen County’s WWI Army Base On Thursday October 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki, historians for the Village of Ridgewood will present this lecture. Part of the Mahwah[...]
Oct
28
Sat
4:30 pm 14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Publi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Publi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm
14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Saturday, 28 October, 4:30–11 pm Ridgewood Public Library Genealogists take over the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) after-hours for a light supper, research, workshops, and sharing. This event is a great way to improve your skills,[...]
Nov
2
Thu
7:00 pm GSBC Speaker: More Stories from ... @ Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211
GSBC Speaker: More Stories from ... @ Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GSBC Speaker: More Stories from Ellis Island @ Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211 | Hicksville | New York | United States
Presenter: GSBC Trustee Fred Voss The German Genealogy Group meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from September through June. Orientation begins at 7:00PM. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Building doors open[...]
Nov
14
Tue
12:00 pm BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join GSBC for two exciting courses at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older). Registration opens on 6 September (see links below). Contact[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Oct
23
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Specialties: All computer applications Advanced Research Local History Bergen County Available by Appointment On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants[...]
Oct
25
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the Bolger Heritage Center. All our consultants can help beginners through experienced researchers, guide you in the[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

Jul
12
Wed
all-day PCHS: Military Photograph Exhibit @ Lambert Castle
PCHS: Military Photograph Exhibit @ Lambert Castle
Jul 12 – Oct 17 all-day
Military Photograph Exhibit at Lambert Castle The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861–1964. On exhibit from Wednesday July[...]
Oct
18
Wed
7:30 pm Bergen’s Sacred Ground—The Revol... @ Steuben House
Bergen’s Sacred Ground—The Revol... @ Steuben House
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For anyone interested in volunteering at Historic New Bridge Landing events as a docent, greeter, operations personnel, or living-history interpreter in period dress, the Bergen County Historical Society sponsors the School of Interpretation to hone[...]
Oct
22
Sun
1:00 pm Harvest Homecoming at Historic N...
Harvest Homecoming at Historic N...
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Harvest Homecoming at Historic New Bridge Landing @ River Edge | New Jersey | United States
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 pm Come home to history. Visit Bergen County’s Premier Historic Site! At 1:30 pm: Historian & Author Don Hagist will talk on 6 veterans of the American Revolution through Photos and History (Book-signing[...]