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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

Oct
23
Sat
1:00 pm 18th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy L...
18th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy L...
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
18th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy Lock-In Saturday October 23 from 1-6pm Online Event You are invited to the 18th Annual Genealogy Virtual Lock-In, co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County,[...]
Oct
25
Mon
7:00 pm Inferential Genealogy
Inferential Genealogy
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Inferential Genealogy
GSBC General Meeting Inferential Genealogy Presented by Russ Worthington Monday, 25 October 2021 @ 7:00 pm, Eastern Free online webinar—all experience levels are welcome. Registration required. Inferential Genealogy is how family historians can accurately deduce[...]
Oct
28
Thu
12:00 pm The Secret History of the Jersey...
The Secret History of the Jersey...
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Secret History of the Jersey Devil—New Jersey State Library
The Secret History of the Jersey Devil—Virtual Author Talk New Hersey State Library welcomes author Dr. Brian Regal October 28 @ Noon–1:00 pm Free, Online, Registration Required Join us for a new look at an old[...]
6:30 pm [RESCHEDULED] Genealogy Tech Cla... @ Ridgewood Public Library
[RESCHEDULED] Genealogy Tech Cla... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
[RESCHEDULED] Genealogy Tech Class (at the Ridgewood Public Library) @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Internet Genealogy Ridgewood Public Library (On-Site at the Library) Thursday, October 28th, 6:30pm [Rescheduled] Registration required, space limited to 10 people (begins July 26th) Internet Genealogy, using the Internet to find records, family information and[...]
Nov
9
Tue
7:00 pm Class: Using Spreadsheets for Ge...
Class: Using Spreadsheets for Ge...
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Class: Using Spreadsheets for Genealogy
Class: Using Spreadsheets for Genealogy (Virtual) Guest Instructor: Fred Voss, GSBC Education Chair GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Genealogy Tech Class Virtual Class Being organized is critical to being a successful genealogist. Some people find spreadsheets to be[...]
Nov
13
Sat
9:50 am GSBC Members-Only Seminar: A Day...
GSBC Members-Only Seminar: A Day...
Nov 13 @ 9:50 am – 3:20 pm
GSBC Members-Only Seminar: A Day with Steve Morse and Joel Weintraub: 1950 Census and More!
GSBC Members-Only Seminar: A Day with Steve Morse and Joel Weintraub: 1950 Census and More! Saturday, 13 November 2021 @ 10:00 am–3:30pm, Eastern Registration open to GSBC Members only—join us to receive access to this[...]
Nov
20
Sat
2:00 pm Remember When?
Remember When?
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Remember When?
Bolger Heritage Center, Ridgewood Public Library Remember When? Interactive presentation by Phil jaeger Saturday November 20 from 2-3:30pm Online Remember When? focusses on 20-plus historical events introduced by relevant popular songs. Guest speaker Phil jaeger brings[...]
Nov
22
Mon
7:00 pm Government for the People: Lever...
Government for the People: Lever...
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records
GSBC Annual Meeting Government for the People: Leveraging Freedom of Information Laws to Procure Novel Records Alec Ferretti, Member Reclaim the Records Board of Directors Monday, 22 November @7pm, Online! Free online webinar—all experience levels[...]
Jan
24
Mon
7:00 pm Beyond Death Records: Will, Prob...
Beyond Death Records: Will, Prob...
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beyond Death Records: Will, Probate, Inventory
GSBC General Meeting Beyond Death Records: Will, Probate, Inventory Diana Crisman Smith Monday, 24 January 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online—all are welcome. Registration required. (Synopsis to follow.) Webinar Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7845714072521426960 Diana Crisman Smith has been[...]
Feb
28
Mon
7:00 pm Civil War Medical Records
Civil War Medical Records
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Civil War Medical Records
  GSBC General Meeting Civil War Medical Records Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA Monday, 28 February 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online—all are welcome. Registration required. The medical records in the U.S. National Archives (NARA)[...]

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.