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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

Aug
18
Thu
12:00 pm Introduction to New Jersey Genea...
Introduction to New Jersey Genea...
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Note: This is a webinar by the New Jersey State Library. Please follow the link below to register and contact the NJSL with any questions or technical problems.  Introduction to New Jersey Genealogy Presented by[...]
Aug
22
Mon
7:00 pm Annual Genealogy Q&A + Ask the E... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Annual Genealogy Q&A + Ask the E... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Annual Genealogy Q&A + Ask the Experts! (In-person) @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Annual Genealogy Q&A + Ask the Experts! Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 125 N Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Monday, 22 August @ 7:00 pm In-Person Event  No registration required. Masks are not required, but encouraged. Join[...]
Sep
10
Sat
5:00 pm 19th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
19th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy L... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
19th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library
19th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy Lock-In Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 Saturday, 10 September 2022 5:00 pm–10:00 pm; Please arrive by 4:30pm to check-in—doors lock at 5pm! A light supper will be[...]
Sep
12
Mon
2:00 pm The Why, Where, When, What, and ...
The Why, Where, When, What, and ...
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Why, Where, When, What, and How of Lineage & Hereditary Societies (Online)
GSBC Extra! (Online) The Why, Where, When, What, and How of Lineage & Hereditary Societies Presentation by Christine Cohen Monday, 12 September 2022 @ 2pm Eastern, Online Online and open to all, but space is[...]
Sep
26
Mon
7:00 pm Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish Ancestry (Hybrid—online and in-person) @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC General Meeting (Hybrid—online and in-person) Discovering Your UK/Irish Roots Online: Websites and Resources for English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish Ancestry Presentation by Debra Dudek Monday, 26 September 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online and open[...]
Oct
10
Mon
2:00 pm Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Re...
Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Re...
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Resources (Online)
GSBC Extra! (Online) Four Unfamiliar Bergen County Resources Presentation by Peggy W. Norris, MS, MLIS, Monday, 10 October 2022 @ 2pm Eastern Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required. Registration link:[...]
Oct
24
Mon
7:00 pm New Milford, “The Birthplace” of... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
New Milford, “The Birthplace” of... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New Milford, “The Birthplace” of Bergen County (Hybrid—online and in-person) @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
GSBC General Meeting (Hybrid—online and in-person) New Milford, “The Birthplace” of Bergen County Presentation by Nancy Varettoni Monday, 24 October 2022 @ 7pm Eastern Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required[...]

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.