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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!

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
23
Mon
7:00 pm AncestryDNA Results and How I Us... @ Ridgewood Public Library
AncestryDNA Results and How I Us... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AncestryDNA Results and How I Use Them @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
April Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 23 April, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library Russ Worthington AncestryDNA Results and How I Use Them Join “Cousin” Russ Worthington as he walks though the AncestryDNA Website showing[...]
May
12
Sat
2:00 pm GSBC Speakers: Camp Merritt: The... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Speakers: Camp Merritt: The... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday May 12th at 2pm, Belcher Auditorium, Ridgewood Public Library “Camp Merritt: The Camp Beautiful”   Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Camp Merritt was an embarkation camp for World War I located in Cresskill and Dumont.[...]
Jun
4
Mon
10:00 am Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
The database Ancestry Library Edition (LE) is available for you to use at the Ridgewood Public Library. It provides you with access to 705 million US names and census images, along with the UK/Ireland collection.[...]
Jun
25
Mon
7:00 pm The Genealogy of a House @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Genealogy of a House @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Genealogy of a House @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
June Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 25 June, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome Cynthia Forster, Elaine Gold, and Janet Strom “The Genealogy of a House” will look at old houses and their[...]
Jul
23
Mon
7:00 pm “Heirloom Genealogy” and Show-an... @ Ridgewood Public Library
“Heirloom Genealogy” and Show-an... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 23 July 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  “Heirloom Genealogy” and Show-and-Tell Lauren Maehrlein will provide a short lecture on “Heirloom Genealogy,” followed by show-and-tell. All are welcome[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Apr
23
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 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[...]
Apr
25
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 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[...]
May
2
Wed
2:30 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Dia... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Dia... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Specialties: General genealogy 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

May
12
Sat
2:00 pm GSBC Speakers: Camp Merritt: The... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Speakers: Camp Merritt: The... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday May 12th at 2pm, Belcher Auditorium, Ridgewood Public Library “Camp Merritt: The Camp Beautiful”   Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Camp Merritt was an embarkation camp for World War I located in Cresskill and Dumont.[...]
Jun
4
Mon
10:00 am Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
The database Ancestry Library Edition (LE) is available for you to use at the Ridgewood Public Library. It provides you with access to 705 million US names and census images, along with the UK/Ireland collection.[...]