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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 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!

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 


 

GSBC and RPL Presentations (Free!) and Special Events

Jan
27
Mon
7:00 pm The Orphan Train Era (1853–1929) @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Orphan Train Era (1853–1929) @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Orphan Train Era (1853–1929) @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 27 January 2020, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Tom Riley The Orphan Train Era (1853–1929) Join the GSBC as we welcome Tom Riley for the first of two talks for 2020.[...]
Feb
8
Sat
2:00 pm Encore Presentation! The Making ... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Encore Presentation! The Making ... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Encore Presentation! The Making of a Village—Ridgewood Grows Up @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Saturday, February 8th @ 2pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium The Making of a Village: Ridgewood Grows Up Co-sponsored with the Ridgewood Historical Society Encore Presentation! The Making of a Village—Ridgewood Grows Up Encore presentation date![...]
Feb
24
Mon
7:00 pm The Great Hunger in Ireland (184... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Great Hunger in Ireland (184... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Great Hunger in Ireland (1845–1852) @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 24 February 2020, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Tom Riley The Great Hunger in Ireland (1845–1852) Join the GSBC as we welcome Tom Riley for the second of two talks. Free[...]
Mar
9
Mon
7:00 pm The History of the Irish in New ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The History of the Irish in New ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The History of the Irish in New Jersey @ Ridgewood Public Library
Monday, 9th March @ 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Belcher Auditorium Dr. Alan Delozier, Seton Hall University Sponsored by the Bolger Heritage Center, Ridgewood Public Library The History of the Irish in New Jersey This program will[...]
Mar
23
Mon
7:00 pm That Other DNA Test—Understandin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
That Other DNA Test—Understandin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
That Other DNA Test—Understanding and Using Y-DNA @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 23 March 2020, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Skip Duett That Other DNA Test—Understanding and Using Y-DNA Learn the basics of the science and how to apply Y-DNA to help identify[...]
Apr
11
Sat
2:00 pm Historical Highlights of New Jer... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Historical Highlights of New Jer... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Historical Highlights of New Jersey Counties @ Ridgewood Public Library
Saturday, 11 April @ 2pm Belcher Auditorium, Ridgewood Public Library Historian Phil Jaeger Sponsored by the Bolger Heritage Center, Ridgewood Public Library Historical Highlights of New Jersey Counties Historian Phil Jaeger focuses on historical highlights[...]

GSBC-RPL Classes ($5/$10)

Jan
30
Thu
6:30 pm Tech Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library Tech Room
Tech Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library Tech Room
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tech Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library Tech Room
Thursday, January 30, 6:30pm Ridgewood Public Library, Tech Lab Instructor: Steve Gabai   Tech Class: Internet Genealogy Using the Internet to find records, family information and known and unknown relatives. Steven Gabai of the Genealogical[...]
Feb
13
Thu
7:00 pm Tech Class: Spreadsheets & Genea... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Spreadsheets & Genea... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tech Class: Spreadsheets & Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Tech Class: Spreadsheets & Genealogy Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Lab Instructor: Fred Voss Being organized is critical to being a successful genealogist. Some people find spreadsheets to be a valuable[...]
Mar
2
Mon
7:00 pm Tech Class: Genealogy on the Mov... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Genealogy on the Mov... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Tech Class: Genealogy on the Move, There's an App for That! @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Genealogy on the Move, There’s an App for That! Ridgewood Public Library Tech Room Monday, 2 March, 7pm Instructor: Barbara Ellman   The changes in computing and in genealogical research provide us with[...]
Apr
9
Thu
10:00 am Tech Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Tech Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Using Land Records Ridgewood Public Library Tech Room Thursday, 9 April @ 10am Instructor: Peggy Norris How to find and use land records to tell your family story. Deeds reveal a lot about[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants (Free!)

Jan
22
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 22 @ 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[...]
Jan
27
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
Feb
5
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Canadian Records (French and English) State and Federal Census Advanced Research New York City Research City Directories For July 2018: by appointment On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC[...]

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