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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, RPL, and Other Events of Note

Sep
23
Thu
6:30 pm Class: Internet Genealogy (at th... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Internet Genealogy (at th... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Class: Internet Genealogy (at the Ridgewood Public Library) @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Internet Genealogy Ridgewood Public Library (On-Site at the Library) Thursday, September 23rd, 6:30pm Registration required, space limited to 10 people (begins July 26th) Internet Genealogy, using the Internet to find records, family information and known[...]
Sep
27
Mon
7:00 pm Global Reach Without Airfare or ...
Global Reach Without Airfare or ...
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Global Reach Without Airfare or Postage
GSBC General Meeting Global Reach Without Airfare or Postage Jordan Ausländer Monday, 27 September @ 7pm, Eastern Free online webinar—all experience levels are welcome. Registration required. How to utilize expanding international resources, available by subscription[...]
Oct
7
Thu
2:00 pm Getting Started with Gedmatch
Getting Started with Gedmatch
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Getting Started with Gedmatch
GSBC Extra! Getting Started with Gedmatch Presented by Fred Voss Thursday, 7 October 2021 @ 2:00 pm, Eastern Free online webinar—all experience levels are welcome. Registration required. Fred will talk about using the popular Gedmatch.com[...]
Oct
25
Mon
7:00 pm Inferential Genealogy
Inferential Genealogy
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Inferential Genealogy
GSBC General Meeting Inferential Genealogy Presented by Russ Worthington Monday, 25 October 2021 @ 7:00 pm, Eastern Free online webinar—all experience levels are welcome. Registration required. Inferential Genealogy is how family historians can accurately deduce[...]
Nov
22
Mon
7:00 pm Government for the People: Lever...
Government for the People: Lever...
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records
GSBC Annual Meeting Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records Alec Ferretti, Member Reclaim the Records Board of Directors Monday, 22 November @7pm, Online! Free online webinar—all experience levels[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

The GSBC is continuing to offer free consultant slots, 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.