The Bolger Heritage Center and GSBC Collection
The Bolger Heritage Center for Local History and Genealogy at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) is an exciting resource for those interested in Bergen County history and genealogy.
The Bolger 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.
GSBC Collections at the Bolger Heritage Center
The GSBC’s own collection of books, materials, family files, 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 support this important local research facility and help the collection grow and thrive—and a portion of your membership dollars also supports these resources.
In addition to the print and microfilm collections, the Bolger Heritage Center also offers indexes and assets compiled on CD-ROM, access to online subscription genealogical databases, and a state-of-the-art digital scanner to help you organize your family ephemera and photos for future generations.
Click the banner to download an addendum to the May 2015 issue to The Archivist — which features a repository tour of the Bolger Heritage Center.
Bolger Heritage Center Resources and GSBC Collections At-a-Glance