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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

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
11
Mon
11:00 am Class: Using Newspapers in Your ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using Newspapers in Your ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Class: Using Newspapers in Your Research @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: Newspaper Research June 11th at 11am Ridgewood Public Library Instructor: Joe Suplicki This class will cover the newspaper databases available at Ridgewood Public Library (RPL), along with some of the free databases available for[...]
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[...]
Aug
27
Mon
7:00 pm Q&A Panel @ Ridgewood Public Library
Q&A Panel @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August Program + GSBC Summer Meeting Monday, 27 August 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  Genealogy Q&A Panel Join GSBC as we welcome a panel of experts to answer your questions, share experiences, and bust[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Jun
6
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 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[...]
Jun
12
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Internet Research Advanced Research Netherlands 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 at the Bolger[...]
Jun
13
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: Ancestry Census Ireland Immigration New York City and New Jersey 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

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
23
Sat
8:45 am GSNJ 2018 Seminar @ Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center
GSNJ 2018 Seminar @ Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center
Jun 23 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
GSNJ 2018 Seminar @ Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center | Branchburg | New Jersey | United States
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey 2018 Seminar Saturday, 23 June 2018, 8:45am–3:35 pm Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876 Presentations on Genetic Genealogy/DNA, the New Jersey State Archives,[...]