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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

Oct
22
Mon
7:00 pm The Jersey Dutch and Their Contr... @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Jersey Dutch and Their Contr... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Jersey Dutch and Their Contribution to Bergen County @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
October Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 22 October 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  Tim Adriance The Jersey Dutch and Their Contribution to Bergen County Eighth generation Jersey Dutch himself, Tim Adriance has written[...]
Oct
27
Sat
4:30 pm GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In—Registration Now Open! @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Registration Now Open! GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In Saturday, 27 October, 5:00-11:00pm (Please arrive by 4:30pm) Ridgewood Public Library Please register by October 19. Download and mail-in the form with your payment, thanks! The Ridgewood[...]
Nov
5
Mon
10:00 am Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: Intro to Ancestry.com Monday, 5 November, 10am Ridgewood Public Library Computer Room Instructor: Peggy W. Norris — The database Ancestry Library Edition (LE) is available for you to use at the Ridgewood Public Library.[...]
Nov
26
Mon
7:00 pm “Picturing” Your Research—Findin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
“Picturing” Your Research—Findin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Family Images @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
GSBC Annual Meeting + Presentation Monday, 26 November, 7 PM Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome “Picturing” Your Research—Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Family Images Your research can come alive with images but working with images can be a[...]
Dec
8
Sat
11:00 am HCGHS: Fred Voss presents “Stori... @ Seacaucus Public Library
HCGHS: Fred Voss presents “Stori... @ Seacaucus Public Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Fred Voss presents “Stories from Ellis Island” Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Secaucus Public Library Cost: Free Parking available. Handicap accessible.

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Oct
22
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 22 @ 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[...]
Nov
7
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 7 @ 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[...]
Nov
13
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Nov 13 @ 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Oct
25
Thu
7:00 pm A First Draft of History: Using ... @ Mahwah Public Library
A First Draft of History: Using ... @ Mahwah Public Library
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We will be hosting an event, “A First Draft of History: Using Newspaper to Learn About Mahwah’s Past,” on October 25th from 7:00PM – 8:30PM at the Mahwah Public Library in the Winter Room. Dr. Cathy Moran Hajo[...]
Oct
27
Sat
4:30 pm GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In—Registration Now Open! @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Registration Now Open! GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In Saturday, 27 October, 5:00-11:00pm (Please arrive by 4:30pm) Ridgewood Public Library Please register by October 19. Download and mail-in the form with your payment, thanks! The Ridgewood[...]
Nov
3
Sat
all-day The 5th Annual Nashi Predky Fall... @ Ukrainian Cultural Center
The 5th Annual Nashi Predky Fall... @ Ukrainian Cultural Center
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day
The 5th Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference – Your Ancestry: Past, Present and Future – will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey on November 3-4,[...]