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27 October 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sarah Kiefer, Local History Librarian
201-670-5600 ext. 135

GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In
Saturday, 27 October, 5:00-11:00pm (Please arrive by 4:30pm)
Ridgewood Public Library

The Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County are sponsoring an after-hours opportunity for all genealogists from beginners to advanced to attend. Get advice from an expert panel, attend various workshops, or receive individual genealogy assistance. Co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, the 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-in offers genealogists of all levels the chance to:

  • Spend the evening researching, learning, and sharing
  • Ask the Experts your brick wall questions
  • Attend workshops such as Beginner Genealogy, Beyond the Basics, DNA (video/Q&A), Irish Genealogy,, Census Records, German Genealogy, Newspaper Research, Brick Walls, Courthouse Research—and more
  • Receive individual assistance from a genealogy expert
  • Win special door prizes—such as a DNA kit—in celebration of our 15th year

Register early—this event usually sells-out!


Complete the registration form, enclose a $10 fee per person (make check payable to Genealogical Society of Bergen County) and mail it to:
Genealogical Society of Bergen County
P.O. Box 432
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Registration deadline: October 19, 2018. Please arrive by 4:30pm to check-in. Light supper will be served.
Questions: Contact Ridgewood Public Library History Librarian Sarah Kiefer: 201-670-5600 ext 135 or

2018 Lock-In Session Handouts

DNA for Genealogists, ©2018 Peggy W. Norris