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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

Sep
24
Mon
7:00 pm Behind the Institutional Walls o... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Behind the Institutional Walls o... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Behind the Institutional Walls of Nineteenth-Century New York City: What's to be Found? @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
September Program + GSBC General Meeting Monday, 24 September 2018 Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 7pm  Joan Koster-Morales Behind the Institutional Walls of Nineteenth-Century New York City: What’s to be Found? Learn about the impact of the[...]
Sep
25
Tue
2:00 pm Class: What’s different about Je... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: What’s different about Je... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Class: What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Class: What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? Tuesday, 25 September, 2pm Ridgewood Public Library (Please Register) Instructor: Barbara Ellman What’s different about Jewish Genealogy? This class will focus on Jewish naming patterns, how to find the[...]
Sep
26
Wed
1:30 pm BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in... @ Bergen Community College
Sep 26 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join GSBC for an exciting and informative course at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for those 55 and older). Registration opens in September (see links below) and[...]
Oct
18
Thu
7:00 pm Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Organizing Your Genealogi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Class: Organizing Your Genealogical Records Thursday, October 18, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library Computer Lab Instructor: Fred Voss   Successful genealogy takes skill, hard work, and luck. And it is so much easier if you are[...]
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[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants

Oct
3
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 3 @ 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[...]
Oct
9
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Oct
10
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: Ancestry Census Ireland Immigration New York City and New Jersey 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[...]

RPL and Other Societies

Oct
1
Mon
7:00 pm New Jersey Mills: What Ever Happ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
New Jersey Mills: What Ever Happ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Jersey Mills: What Ever Happened to Them? Monday, 1 October, 7pm Ridgewood Public Library More than a thousand water-powered lumber, grist, cotton, and woolen mills provided food, shelter, and clothing in New Jersey in[...]
Oct
13
Sat
all-day Hidden Historic Wyckoff Walking ... @ Wyckoff, New Jersey
Hidden Historic Wyckoff Walking ... @ Wyckoff, New Jersey
Oct 13 all-day
Hidden Historic Wyckoff Walking Tour @ Wyckoff, New Jersey
Hidden Historic Wyckoff Walking Tour Saturday, October 13, 2018 Join us for a docent-led walking tour through downtown Wyckoff Avenue. $10 per person. Children 10 years and under are free. Tours begin at noon, 12:30,[...]
11:00 am HCGHS: How to Navigate the Famil... @ Seacaucus Public Library
HCGHS: How to Navigate the Famil... @ Seacaucus Public Library
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society Richard and Angela Wood present “LDS : How to Navigate the Family Search Website” FAMILY HISTORY MONTH Time: 11:00 am–1:00 pm Location: Secaucus Public Library Cost: Free Parking available. Handicap[...]