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7 February 2018 @ 10:00 am
Bergen Community College
Institute for Learning in Retirement (IRL) at Bergen Community College

Join GSBC Trustee and Education Chair Fred Voss for an exciting course at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older). Registration opens on 7 February, 10am (see links below). Contact the college at 201-447-7156 or for more information.

Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree (IR–026)—Spring 2018

More and more people are interested in their family's past. This course covers both methodology and the basics of searching records in the US such as census and vital records. We will discuss both traditional and online resources—therefore, students must be familiar with navigating the Internet.

This course is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Bergen County.

Tuesdays: March 20, March 27, April 10, May 1 2018
Room: TBA
Time: 12:00–2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Fred Voss
Online Catalog:
Registration Opens: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 10:00am; Online registration only;

Information and registration via the ILR web site at

Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR–724)—Coming Fall 2018

More people are using DNA testing as part of their genealogy research. This course focuses on the basics: why you might want to use DNA to research a family mystery, which DNA tests and companies to use, how to interpret your DNA results, and what to do next. Prerequisite: "Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree" class or practical equivalence; students in this class are assumed to be familiar and experienced with basic genealogy resources and family research methodology.