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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

Mar
8
Mon
2:00 pm Part Two: “Picturing” Your Resea...
Part Two: “Picturing” Your Resea...
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Part Two: “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images (Revised, in two parts)
GSBC Extra “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images (Revised, in two parts) Monday, 8 March @ 2pm Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Presented by Michelle D. Novak Did you realize that you[...]
Mar
20
Sat
9:30 am GSBC Spring Seminar—Intermediate...
GSBC Spring Seminar—Intermediate...
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
GSBC Spring Seminar—Intermediate DNA: A Four-Lecture Program with Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist®
GSBC 2021 Seminar Intermediate DNA: A Four-Lecture Program with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., The Genetic Genealogist® Saturday, 20 March 2021, 9:30 am–4:00 pm, US Eastern Online Seminar! ($25–$35) Please join the Genealogical Society of Bergen[...]
Mar
22
Mon
7:00 pm What is Social History and Why S...
What is Social History and Why S...
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?
GSBC General Meeting “What is Social History and Why Should a Genealogist Care?” Monday, 22 March @ 7pm (EST) Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Presented by Annette Burke Lyttle Social history is the[...]
Mar
24
Wed
7:30 pm Stitches in Time—The Bergen Coun...
Stitches in Time—The Bergen Coun...
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stitches in Time Wednesday, 24 March @ 7:30pm Virtual Event Presented by Peggy W. Norris American quilts have decorated our beds and kept us warm for two centuries. Peggy W. Norris explores the great variety[...]
Apr
1
Thu
7:30 pm Art, From the Decorative to the ...
Art, From the Decorative to the ...
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Art, From the Decorative to the Functional (Exhibit Tour) Thursday, 1 April @ 7pm Virtual Tour Presented by Vicky Herbert We welcome you to join the Schoolhouse Museum and Ridgewood Public Library for this virtual[...]
Apr
12
Mon
7:00 pm A Home Divided: The Hermitage du...
A Home Divided: The Hermitage du...
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Home Divided: The Hermitage during the American Civil War with Victoria Harty Monday, 12 April @ 7pm Virtual Event While the battlefields of the American Civil War never reached Northern New Jersey, it was a[...]

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.