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24 October 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sarah Kiefer
201-670-5600 x135

NOTE: Registration for this event is full, please use the link below to sign-up for the wait-list. 

Online and FREE—join us from wherever you are!

All are welcome to join us on Saturday, October 24, from 1–5pm at the 17th Annual RPL–GSBC Virtual Lock-In, co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. Registration is limited, so register early to reserve a space!

What is the “Lock-In”? It's an event (this year, virtually) where all levels of researchers are welcome to:

  • Spend a few hours learning and sharing
  • Attend our opening panel and have the chance to ask our experts about DNA
  • Sit in on our sessions (see schedule)
  • Ask your brick wall questions during each session’s Q&A time
  • Win one of five raffle prizes: DNA Testing Kit; Access to Legacy Family Tree Software; One Year Membership to Family Tree Webinars; German Genealogy Research Book; and One Year GSBC Membership


(Times and titles subject to change; registrants will be notified of any changes once they have registered for the event and the session.)

  Time Event Choice of Presentation
  1:00–1:15 pm Introduction and Raffle Prize Winners
  1:15–2:15 pm DNA Discussion with the Experts
  2:30–3:30 pm Sessions City Directories [2:30 pm]
Newspaper Research [2:30 pm]
  3:45–4:45 pm Sessions Beyond the Basics [3:45 pm]
Bergen County Research [3:45 pm]
  4:50–5:00 pm  Closing Remarks



Registration for the full event is required:

Please register by Friday, October 9, 2020. Zoom login details will be sent closer to the date. Registration is limited, so register early to reserve a space!

Once you have completed the above registration, we will send sign-up details for individual sessions (see schedule above).

If you have any questions about the event, the sessions, or need assistance with using Zoom, please contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or or visit the Zoom Help Center ( You can also view this Zoom tutorial on joining a meeting prior to the event (

We look forward to “seeing” you all soon!