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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

Oct
26
Sat
5:00 pm GSBC-RPL 16th Annual Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC-RPL 16th Annual Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
GSBC-RPL 16th Annual Genealogy Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library
Registration for the 16th Annual Genealogy Lock-in is now open! We welcome you to join the Ridgewood Public Library and Genealogical Society of Bergen County on October 26th, from 5-11pm. The Lock-in offers genealogists of[...]
Oct
28
Mon
7:00 pm Your Ancestor Paid Taxes, Too @ Ridgewood Public Library
Your Ancestor Paid Taxes, Too @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Your Ancestor Paid Taxes, Too @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 28 October 2019, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Joseph Lieby, PhD Your Ancestor Paid Taxes, Too What do tax records tell us about your ancestor and where can we find those[...]
Nov
25
Mon
7:00 pm New Jersey Probate Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
New Jersey Probate Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Jersey Probate Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 25 November 2019, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Melissa A. Johnson, CG New Jersey Probate Records In this lecture, attendees will learn about the probate and administration processes in New Jersey[...]
Jan
16
Thu
11:00 am Class: Brick Wall Next-Steps @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Brick Wall Next-Steps @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Class: Brick Wall Next-Steps @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Registration Opens 4 November 2019 Class: Brick Wall Next-Steps Thursday, 16 January 2020 @ 11am Ridgewood Public Library Tech Room Instructor: Barbara Ellman At some point in genealogical research, you will find yourself stumped. This[...]
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
Registration required, begins 1 December 2019 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[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Oct
23
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Oct
28
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
Nov
6
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 6 @ 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

Oct
19
Sat
2:00 pm Author Visit with Julie Orringer @ Ridgewood Public Library
Author Visit with Julie Orringer @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 19th @ 2pm Author Visit with Julie Orringer Julie Orringer, author of The Flight Portfolio will discuss her 2019 book which is based on the true story of Ridgewood resident Varien Fry. In[...]
Nov
16
Sat
2:00 pm The Making of a Village: Ridgewo... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Making of a Village: Ridgewo... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, November 16th @ 2pm The Making of a Village: Ridgewood Grows Up Co-sponsored with the Ridgewood Historical Society In celebration of the incorporation of Ridgewood on November 26th, 1894, local historians Peggy Norris and[...]