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GSBC Meetings, Special Events, and Classes

GSBC Meetings + Presentations
GSBC Meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month (except holidays and December). General Meetings include a brief business meeting. Meetings start promptly at 7pm in the Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ. Phone (201) 670-5600 (see map, above), unless otherwise noted. Your membership dues directly supports this programming and allows us to host speakers on a wide variety of topics — thank you!

GSBC Seminar + Special Event
The GSBC holds several special events, including our day-long Seminar and late-night GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In—where genealogists can attend talks on a variety of subjects, collaborate on problems, socialize over a light supper, and receive one-on-one research assistance. Additional event fee may apply. Discount for GSBC members.

GSBC Classes + Genealogy Courses at Bergen Community College
The Bolger Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library holds events on local history and genealogy-focused computer classes. Ridgewood residents and GSBC members receive a discount on these events. Included in the calendar below are RPL classes of interest to genealogists and local researchers. Please check the full RPL calendar for class information, fees, registration, cancellations, and for classes on other topics. All registration is through the Ridgewood Public Library calendar or by calling (201) 670-5600.

Additionally, the GSBC holds in-depth courses, for those 55 and older, at Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning and Retirement (BCC-ILR). Please check our calendar for registration dates, visit the BCC-ILR website, or contact BCC-ILR at 201-447-7156.

Below is our complete calendar showing all Meetings, Events, Seminars. Library Programs and Classes. Use the Category filter below to hide the events in a specific category.


Class: Using Newspapers in Your Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Tech Class: Newspaper Research
September 12 @ 10am
Ridgewood Public Library
Instructor: Joe Suplicki

Class: Newspaper Research

Learn about the newspaper databases available at RPL and some of the free databases available anywhere.  This instructional class will assist you in navigating newspapers for your genealogy research.

Registration and fee required—$5 for Ridgewood residents and GSBC members; $10 for others.

Tech Class: Genealogy on the Move—There’s an App for That @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Tech Class: Genealogy on the Move—There's an App for That
Wednesday October 16th @ 7pm
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 No. Maple Ave. Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Instructor: Barbara Ellman

The changes in computing and in genealogical research provide us with opportunities to explore. We can rethink what we carry with us and how we store our information. This session will help you discover the obvious app companions such as those that allow you to carry your family tree and its information with you. We will also look at a number of tools that are available for your mobile excursions and can be adapted for your genealogical research and family connections.

Registration and a small fee required ($5 for Ridgewood residents and GSBC members; $10 for visitors):