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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!

Members in the US will have the option to receive The Archivist via e-mail (PDF, full color) or snail mail (offset printed, black and white). International members will receive The Archivist via e-mail only (PDF, full color). 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 Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

Sep
25
Mon
7:00 pm German Genealogy Research on the... @ Ridgewood Public Library
German Genealogy Research on the... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
German Genealogy Research on the Internet @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 25 September, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Dr. Richard Haberstroh, AG, GC This lecture will center around the internet resources now available to assist researchers with their German genealogy as[...]
Oct
3
Tue
12:00 pm BCC ILR Course: Genealogy—Resear... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Genealogy—Resear... @ Bergen Community College
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join GSBC for two exciting courses at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older). Registration opens on 6 September (see links below). Contact[...]
Oct
7
Sat
10:30 am Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Instructor: Judy Kenney Learn about the wealth of records and research help available free on FamilySearch.org. In addition to millions of digitized records, discover full-text books, hundreds of research videos, and thousands of research articles[...]
Oct
23
Mon
7:00 pm New Jersey Vital Records, Adopti... @ Ridgewood Public Library
New Jersey Vital Records, Adopti... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Jersey Vital Records, Adoption, and Divorce @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 23 October, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Melissa A. Johnson, CG—This lecture covers the various types of New Jersey vital records and the information they provide during different time periods;[...]
Oct
28
Sat
4:30 pm 14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Publi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Publi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm
14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Saturday, 28 October, 4:30–11 pm Ridgewood Public Library Genealogists take over the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) after-hours for a light supper, research, workshops, and sharing. This event is a great way to improve your skills,[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Sep
25
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 25 @ 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[...]
Sep
27
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 27 @ 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
3
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

Jul
12
Wed
all-day PCHS: Military Photograph Exhibit @ Lambert Castle
PCHS: Military Photograph Exhibit @ Lambert Castle
Jul 12 – Oct 17 all-day
Military Photograph Exhibit at Lambert Castle The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861–1964. On exhibit from Wednesday July[...]
Sep
30
Sat
1:00 pm BCHS Baronfest! @ Historic New Bridge Landing
BCHS Baronfest! @ Historic New Bridge Landing
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BCHS Baronfest! @ Historic New Bridge Landing | River Edge | New Jersey | United States
“I feel like I am on a farm in upstate New York!” overheard at previous event. Baronfest, A Celebration of Major General Baron von Steuben’s Birthday at his Jersey Estate Saturday, September 30, 2017, 1:00 –[...]
Oct
6
Fri
all-day “Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” 201... @ Ukrainian Cultural Center
“Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” 201... @ Ukrainian Cultural Center
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
“Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” 2017 Conference Register Now Join fellow genealogy enthusiasts for the 4th Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference—Unlock Your Heritage: Discover Your Ancestry—featuring a full “DNA Day” on Friday and dual-track afternoon presentations on[...]