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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

Nov
27
Mon
7:00 pm What Do All Those Numbers Mean? ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
What Do All Those Numbers Mean? ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What Do All Those Numbers Mean? Ships Manifests, Census Records, Naturalization Papers and Social Security Records @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 27 November, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting and Annual Meeting Election and installation of GSBC officers and Trustees. Randi Koenig—How to find and use naturalization papers and tie them to ships[...]
Jan
8
Mon
10:30 am Immigration & Naturalization @ Ridgewood Public Library
Immigration & Naturalization @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Instructor: Barbara Ellman One of the first tasks of a genealogist is to succeed in identifying the ancestral town. Ships manifests and Naturalization papers provide an excellent source for ancestral towns. Learn how to locate[...]
Jan
22
Mon
7:00 pm Using Gedmatch Tools @ Ridgewood Public Library
Using Gedmatch Tools @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MONDAY, 22 January, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library GSBC General Meeting Using Gedmatch Tools Fred Voss—The DNA testing sites have tools to help you find your relatives. Another valuable site for analyzing your DNA results[...]
Feb
26
Mon
7:00 pm Forty Days in Italy  @ Ridgewood Public Library
Forty Days in Italy  @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
February Program Monday, 26 February, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library Forty Days in Italy  Anthony Fasano, author of Forty Days in Italy Con Mia Familia, the story of how he researched his Italian roots, learned[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Nov
27
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 27 @ 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[...]
Dec
5
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 5 @ 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[...]
Dec
6
Wed
2:30 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Dia... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Dia... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Specialties: General genealogy 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

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