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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

May
10
Mon
2:00 pm Stitches in Time: Quilts 1800–1976
Stitches in Time: Quilts 1800–1976
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Stitches in Time: Quilts 1800–1976
GSBC Extra Presented by Peggy W. Norris Stitches in Time: Quilts 1800–1976 Monday, 10 May @ 2pm (Eastern) Free Online Webinar! While quilts have decorated our beds and kept us warm for two centuries, they[...]
May
17
Mon
7:00 pm Developing Skills in Identifying...
Developing Skills in Identifying...
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Developing Skills in Identifying 19th Century Photographs Monday, 17 May @ 7pm Virtual Event Presented by Anthony Cavo Guest speaker Anthony Cavo will lead the discussion on how to identify the different types of photographs[...]
Jun
8
Tue
10:30 am Class: The Ridgewood News Digiti...
Class: The Ridgewood News Digiti...
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class: The Ridgewood News Digitized (Virtual Class)
NOTE: The date of this class has changed from Monday, 7 June @ 7:00pm TO Tuesday, 8 June @ 10:30am. Please contact Sarah Kiefer if you have questions or need to modify your existing registration.[...]
Jun
14
Mon
2:00 pm Genealogy Research Stories: Wome...
Genealogy Research Stories: Wome...
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Genealogy Research Stories: Women of New Jersey
GSBC Extra! Genealogy Research Stories: Colonial New Jersey Women Monday, 14 Junel @ 2pm (EDT) Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Presented by Regina Fitzpatrick Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State[...]
Jun
28
Mon
7:00 pm Researching US Citizenship and I...
Researching US Citizenship and I...
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Researching US Citizenship and Immigration Services Records
Marian Smith Researching US Citizenship and Immigration Services Records Monday 28 June, 2021, 7pm Online and free—all are welcome Marian Smith presents an overview of three historical eras of US immigration and naturalization records, illustrated[...]
Jul
12
Mon
2:00 pm The North Jersey History & Genea...
The North Jersey History & Genea...
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center
GSBC Extra! The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center Presented by James Lewis, MLIS Monday, 12 July @ 2pm (Eastern) Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center in[...]
Jul
26
Mon
7:00 pm Lutherpalians & Presbygationalis...
Lutherpalians & Presbygationalis...
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma's Church Go?
GSBC General Meeting Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma’s Church Go? Presentation by Dr. David McDonald Monday, 26 July & 7pm Online and free—all are welcome. Registration required. Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma’s Church[...]
Aug
23
Mon
7:00 pm Should You Believe Your Eyes? Si...
Should You Believe Your Eyes? Si...
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Should You Believe Your Eyes? Sizing Up Sources and Information
Should You Believe Your Eyes? Sizing Up Sources and Information Presented by Laura Murphy DeGrazia, CG, FGBS Monday, 23 August 2021 @ 7:00 pm Free Online Webinar—All Experience Levels are Welcome Should genealogists believe everything they[...]

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.