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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

Jan
28
Mon
7:00 pm Franklin’s Family in New Jersey @ Ridgewood Public Library
Franklin’s Family in New Jersey @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Franklin’s Family in New Jersey @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC General Meeting + Presentation Monday, 28 January, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome Franklin’s Family in New Jersey Everyone knows the story of Benjamin Franklin’s son William, the last colonial governor of New Jersey.[...]
Feb
11
Mon
2:00 pm Class: Cemetery Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Cemetery Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Class: Cemetery Research @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: Cemetery Research Monday, 11 February, 2pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Room Instructor: Joe Suplicki — Class: Cemetery Research What is beyond the site Find a Grave? In this class you’ll learn about using cemetery transcriptions[...]
Feb
25
Mon
7:00 pm Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor @ Ridgewood Public Library
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC General Meeting + Presentation Monday, 25 February, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor How do you find those ancestors who immigrated from the Old Country? Shipping manifests can contain valuable[...]
Feb
26
Tue
7:00 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library | Wyckoff | New Jersey | United States
February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff Refreshments at 7:00 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries[...]
Mar
21
Thu
7:00 pm Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records Thursday, 21 March, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Lab Instructor: Fred Voss Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records Successful genealogy takes skill, hard work, and luck. And it is so much[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Jan
23
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
Jan
28
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
Feb
6
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Feb
26
Tue
7:00 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library | Wyckoff | New Jersey | United States
February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff Refreshments at 7:00 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm The Beauty of Cemeteries[...]
Apr
13
Sat
2:00 pm The Irish in the American Revolu... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Irish in the American Revolu... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat April 13th at 2pm The Irish in the American Revolution The Irish fought with the British, the Patriots, the French, the Hessians, and the Spanish during the American Revolution. They were the foot soldiers[...]
May
4
Sat
2:00 pm Along the North Jersey Rapid Tra... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Along the North Jersey Rapid Tra... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sat May 4th at 2pm Along the North Jersey Rapid Transit North Jersey Rapid Transit Company trolley line existed from 1910 to 1928 and ran from East Paterson to Suffern traveling through Fair Lawn, Glen[...]