Programs on a variety of genealogical and research topics including nationally-known guest speakers, films, and roundtable discussions.
GSBC General Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month (except for December and holidays) at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) Auditorium, Ridgewood, NJ (unless otherwise noted) and/or online. The program is preceded by a brief business meeting.
Begun in 2020, the GSBC also offers GSBC Extra! presentations, generally held online, monthly on a Monday @ 2pm and recorded. Topics have included important research repositories, local research, technology and DNA, research strategies, and more!
Members can view select presentations for a limited time after the meeting and download handouts provided by speakers. Speaker handouts are available to Members in the Members' section of the website.
GSBC Genealogy Consultants—Lookup Services
Members receive four complimentary look-ups—an invaluable service if you can’t make it to the research room or need additional help. See our GSBC Genealogy Consultants page for information on this benefit and to download an order form to get started.
GSBC Genealogy Consultants—On-Site Consultations
Members and the general public receive complimentary on-site consultation with GSBC Genealogy Consultants—your GSBC Membership helps support this important public service. See our GSBC Genealogy Consultants page for information on this benefit, appointment schedule, and how to get in touch with a Subject-Matter Expert for consultation.
The Archivist, Our Multi-Award Winning Society Newsletter
Published since 1973, The Archivist contains summaries of GSBC monthly programs and events, original transcriptions, research, and family histories, articles relating to genealogical research and tools as well as useful information on other societies, state, regional, and national events (full-color PDF with hyperlinks).
Back-issues of The Archivist published between 1973 and 2007 are available to the public.
More recent back-issues of The Archivist are available in the Members' section: Members' Login > Archivist
The GSBC E-News is our twice-monthly e-newsletter containing timely genealogical news of interest, including links to upcoming GSBC events, events and programs at other societies, links to articles and new online databases and repositories, items of interest to genealogists, local history, and so much more!
Back-issues of the GSBC E-News are available in the Members' section: Members’ Login > GSBC E-News.