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The Bolger Heritage Center — Library and Archives



Click the above link (or right-click to download) the addendum to the May 2015 issue to The Archivist — which features a repository tour of the Bolger Heritage Center.

The Bolger Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) is an exciting resource for those interested in Bergen County history and genealogy. The Bolger Heritage Center contains thousands of publications on local history, microfilmed and original local newspapers, copies of vital records, databases, family history files, periodicals, city directories, maps, church histories, and published family histories, among many other treasures.

The GSBC's own collection of books, materials, family file, maps, photographs and ephemera is now part of the Bolger Heritage Center's resources. In addition, GSBC members are active partners at the Heritage Center and contribute in many ways, including: acting as volunteer assistants; assisting with asset management, archival preservation, and documentation; transcribing and indexing materials; and assisting where and when additional help is needed. Our members work tirelessly to help this important facility and collection grow and thrive and a portion of your membership dollars supports this collection.

In addition to the print and microfilm collections, the Heritage Center also offers indexes and assets compiled on CD-ROM, access to online subscription genealogical databases (i.e., Ancestry Library Edition, AmericanAncestors), and a state-of-the-art digital scanner to help you organize your family ephemera and photos for future generations.

The Bolger Heritage Center is located in the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. The Heritage Center and computer access is open during normal library hours. Archives open by appointment. Please see the Ridgewood Library website for hours, contact information, and directions.