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IMPORTANT UPDATE—ONLINE PRESENTATION ONLY

Due to circumstances beyond our control the 23 January program will be completely ONLINE. There will be NO in-person program at Ridgewood Public Library. A link will be provided shortly to all who want to view this program online—or you can register online to receive the link to the online program. We apologize for this last minute change.

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

Feb
7
Tue
7:00 pm Local Author Talk with Anthony C... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Local Author Talk with Anthony C... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ridgewood Public Library Program Local Author Talk with Anthony Cavo (Virtual) Tuesday, 7 February 2023 @ 7pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5615&EventID=474667 Anthony Cavo will speak about his most recent publication “Love[...]
Feb
13
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Loc...
GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Loc...
Feb 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors
GSBC Extra! Missing: Reward! Locating Widows, Spinsters, and Bachelors Presentation by Sara Cochran Monday, 13 Feb 2023 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8064239818142667790 Have some of the folks on your[...]
Feb
27
Mon
7:00 pm Make Those Skeletons Dance: Expl... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Make Those Skeletons Dance: Expl... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family's Dark Side @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Make Those Skeletons Dance: Exploring Your Family’s Dark Side Presentation by Lisa Alzo, MFA (virtually) Monday, 27 Feb 2023 @ 7pm Eastern In-person @Ridgewood Public Library and Online and open to all,[...]
Mar
13
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Researching Your New...
GSBC Extra! Researching Your New...
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Researching Your New Jersey Revolutionary War Ancestors
GSBC Extra! — Online Researching Your New Jersey Revolutionary War Ancestors Presentation by Michelle D. Novak, MI (Online) Monday, 13 Mar 2023 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all, but space is limited! Online,[...]
Mar
20
Mon
7:00 pm A History Lovers Guide to Bergen... @ Ridgewood Public Library
A History Lovers Guide to Bergen... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet authors Bob Nesoff and Howard Joseph Cohn, as they talk about their recently published book “A History Lovers Guide to Bergen County”. Travel through various historic sites dating back to pre-Revoluntionary times all the[...]
Mar
27
Mon
7:00 pm Utilizing Ancestry’s Databases: ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Utilizing Ancestry’s Databases: ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Utilizing Ancestry's Databases: Beyond Search @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Utilizing Ancestry’s Databases: Beyond Search Presentation by Cari Taplin, CG (virtually) Monday, 27 Mar 2023 @ 7pm Eastern In-person @Ridgewood Public Library and Online and open to all, but space is limited.[...]
Apr
10
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Telling Your Family’...
GSBC Extra! Telling Your Family’...
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Telling Your Family’s Story with Google Earth
GSBC Extra! – Online Telling Your Family’s Story with Google Earth Presentation by Tamara Hallo (virtually) Monday, 10 Apr 2023 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required. Google[...]
Apr
22
Sat
all-day GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar—A Day w... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar—A Day w... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 22 all-day
GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar—A Day with Jane Wilcox! @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar April 22nd, 2023—Save the Date In-person at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450  Details and registration information to come. Sign-up for the GSBC eNews to be[...]

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.