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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

Jan
24
Mon
7:00 pm The Last Vital Event: Finding Ev...
The Last Vital Event: Finding Ev...
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Last Vital Event: Finding Even More Beyond the Death Certificate
GSBC General Meeting The Last Vital Event: Finding Even More Beyond the Death Certificate Diana Crisman Smith Monday, 24 January 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online—all are welcome. Registration required. Do you stop searching when you[...]
Feb
8
Tue
7:00 pm Sending Love: Valentine’s Greeti...
Sending Love: Valentine’s Greeti...
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sending Love: Valentine's Greetings 1900–1910
Sending Love: Valentine’s Greetings 1900–1910 Tuesday, 8 February @ 7pm Presentation by Anthony Cavo Online and open to all, registration required Roses are red, Violets are blue, Learn about Valentine’s Day Greetings, From a history[...]
Feb
14
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Home Genealogies: Wh...
GSBC Extra! Home Genealogies: Wh...
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Home Genealogies: Who’s Been Sleeping in my Bed?
GSBC Extra! Home Genealogies: Who’s Been Sleeping in my Bed? Presentation by Beth Potter Monday, February 14, 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required. House historian Beth Potter will talk about ways to[...]
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) provide[...]
Mar
14
Mon
2:00 pm GSBC Extra! Case Studies in New ...
GSBC Extra! Case Studies in New ...
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
GSBC Extra! Case Studies in New Jersey Genealogy
GSBC Extra! Case Studies in New Jersey Genealogy Presentation by Melissa A. Johnson, CG Monday, 14 March 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all! Registration required. This talk will present several case studies covering different[...]
Mar
28
Mon
7:00 pm The Persistence of the Dutch Lan...
The Persistence of the Dutch Lan...
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Persistence of the Dutch Language in New York and New Jersey
GSBC General Meeting The Persistence of the Dutch Language in New York and New Jersey Kieran J. O’Keefe, PhD Monday, 28 March 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online—all are welcome. Registration required. This talk will explore[...]
Apr
1
Fri
2:00 pm What’s in the 1950 Census? A Rou... @ Ridgewood Public Library
What’s in the 1950 Census? A Rou... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
What’s in the 1950 Census? A Roundtable Discussion (In-Person at RPL, seating limited) Friday, 1 April @ 2pm Ridgewood Public Library The wait is over…the 1950 census is released today and we’re here to discuss.[...]
Apr
25
Mon
7:00 pm Bill Ervolino—The Importance of ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Bill Ervolino—The Importance of ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bill Ervolino—The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Bill Ervolino—The Importance of Stories Monday, 25 April 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Hybrid presentation—online and in-person. Registration required. An informative and entertaining program about preserving your family’s history with an author who[...]

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.