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.
GSBC General Meeting
Monday, 27 April 2020 @ 7pm
Michelle Tucker Chubenko
Jersey Roots Genealogy: Using the New Jersey Room, Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University
An introduction to the New Jersey source material and available research tools for collections on deposit at Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Free and open to the public—all are welcome!
Watch this presentation from the comfort of your home computer—live as it happens. Check this page a week before the event for the link to the webinar. Logging-on is easy and free, but capacity may be limited. Watch this page as details evolve.
Michelle Tucker Chubenko is a professional genealogist who has over 27 years experience in researching families in New Jersey, Maryland, southwest Virginia, and Oklahoma/Indian Territory, and countries in Europe including Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Austria and Germany. She is the founder of Jersey Roots Genealogy.
GSBC General Meeting
Monday, 22 June 2020 @ 7pm
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Bill Ervolino, Former columnist for The Record
The Importance of Stories
An informative and entertaining program about preserving your family's history with an author who has written about his family for 43 years. This is also an interactive program, audience members encouraged to share their own experiences with genealogy and their favorite family stories. Free and open to the public!
Bill Ervolino is a professional author and for 28 years was a humor columnist and features writer at The Record. He is the author of Some Kind of Wise Guy: Stories about Parents, Weddings, Modern Living, and Growing Up Italian, and often draws upon his own family's stories and his personal experiences in his writing. Join his email list at billervolino.com.