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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 and RPL Presentations (Free!) and Special Events

Jun
1
Mon
2:00 pm Bergen Roots—Part One: Genealogi...
Bergen Roots—Part One: Genealogi...
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bergen Roots—Part One: Genealogies & County Histories, Newspapers & Land Records
Join us as we talk about all things Bergen County! Over two sessions, we will dive into County-specific topics, history, and resources with the experts, historians, and genealogists who know Bergen County, New Jersey, best. Bergen[...]
Jun
15
Mon
2:00 pm Bergen Roots—Part Two: Church & ...
Bergen Roots—Part Two: Church & ...
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bergen Roots—Part Two: Church & Cemetery Records, Probate & Wills, GSBC Website Resources
Join us as we talk about all things Bergen County! Over two sessions, we will dive into County-specific topics, history, and resources with the experts, historians, and genealogists who know Bergen County, New Jersey, best. Bergen[...]
Jun
22
Mon
7:00 pm That Other DNA Test—Understandin...
That Other DNA Test—Understandin...
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
That Other DNA Test—Understanding and Using Y-DNA
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 22 June 2020, 7pm That Other DNA Test—Understanding and Using Y-DNA Online Webinar Skip Duett That Other DNA Test—Understanding and Using Y-DNA Learn the basics of the science and how to[...]
Oct
26
Mon
7:00 pm The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Importance of Stories @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting Monday, 26 October 2020 @ 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Bill Ervolino, Former columnist for The Record The Importance of Stories An informative and entertaining program about preserving your family’s history with[...]

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.