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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 


 

Upcoming GSBC Events

Apr
22
Mon
7:00 pm Through the Golden Door: Immigra... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Through the Golden Door: Immigra... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC General Meeting + Presentation Monday, 22 April, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War America’s doors were open to all before the Civil War, with few[...]
Apr
29
Mon
7:00 pm The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
“The Birth of Ridgewood” Ridgewood Public Library, co-sponsored with the Schoolhouse Museum Monday, 29 April, 7pm @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th anniversary, Local Historians Peggy[...]
May
4
Sat
10:00 am Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Class: Using Land Records @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: Using Land Records Saturday, 4 May @ 10:00am Ridgewood Public Library, Computer Classroom Instructor: Peggy Norris How to find and use land records to tell your family story. Deeds reveal a lot about location,[...]
Jun
24
Mon
7:00 pm The Hermitage: Its History and I... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Hermitage: Its History and I... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Hermitage: Its History and Its Families @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC General Meeting + Presentation Monday, 24 June, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome The Hermitage: Its History and Its Families The history of the Hermitage was shaped by the families who lived there. During[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Apr
22
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 22 @ 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[...]
Apr
24
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 24 @ 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[...]
May
1
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 1 @ 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Apr
29
Mon
7:00 pm The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
“The Birth of Ridgewood” Ridgewood Public Library, co-sponsored with the Schoolhouse Museum Monday, 29 April, 7pm @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th anniversary, Local Historians Peggy[...]
May
4
Sat
2:00 pm Along the North Jersey Rapid Tra... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Along the North Jersey Rapid Tra... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat May 4th at 2pm Along the North Jersey Rapid Transit North Jersey Rapid Transit Company trolley line existed from 1910 to 1928 and ran from East Paterson to Suffern traveling through Fair Lawn, Glen[...]