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GSBC Meetings, Special Events, and Classes

GSBC Meetings

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. Light refreshments and speaker handouts provided. Your membership dues directly supports this programming and allows us to host speakers on a wide variety of topics — thank you!

GSBC Special Events & Seminars

The GSBC holds several special events each year, including our popular day-long Annual Seminar and late-night RPL Lock-In, where genealogists can attend talks on a variety of subjects, collaborate on problems, and receive one-on-one research assistance. Additional event fee may apply. Discount for GSBC members.

Ridgewood Public Library Programs & Classes

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.


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.


 

Oct
3
Tue
BCC ILR Course: Genealogy—Researching Your Family Tree @ Bergen Community College
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join GSBC for two exciting courses at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older). Registration opens on 6 September (see links below). Contact the college at 201-447-7156 or ilr@bergen.edu for more information.


Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree (IR–026)

More and more people are interested in their family's past. This course covers both methodology and the basics of searching records in the US such as census and vital records. We will discuss both traditional and online resources—therefore, students must be familiar with navigating the Internet.


This course is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Bergen County.

Tuesdays:  3, 10, 17, 24 October
Room: TBA/ Time: 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Voss
Online Catalog: http://bergen.edu/wp-content/uploads/ILR-Fall-2017-Catalog.pdf
Registration Opens: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 10:00am; Online registration only; http://bergen.edu/community/institute-for-learning-in-retirement/course-offerings-and-registration/

Information and registration via the ILR web site at http://bergen.edu/community/institute-for-learning-in-retirement/

Oct
28
Sat
14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm

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Saturday, 28 October, 4:30–11 pm
Ridgewood Public Library


Genealogists take over the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) after-hours for a light supper, research, workshops, and sharing. This event is a great way to improve your skills, meet new genealogy friends, or just have a whole evening to research in the Library.

(Complete program to be announced). There will also be an expert panel discussion, along with individual assistance offered throughout the night. A light supper will be served as well.

You do need to register for this after-hours event at the Library—registration form will be mailed to GSBC Members, posted online, and available at the Ridgewood Public Library. Please contact Sarah Kiefer with any questions, 201-670-5600 x135 or skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org.


IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE
The Ridgewood Police Department will begin tougher enforcement of the one-hour street parking on N. Maple Avenue in front of the Library. Parking limits are in effect Monday–Saturday, 7am–9pm. Parking tickets run $30 for each hour over the one-hour allotment. If you are joining us for a meeting, please use the parking lots behind the Ridgewood Public Library, next to the sports field.

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Nov
14
Tue
BCC ILR Course: Putting Genes in Your Genealogy @ Bergen Community College
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join GSBC for two exciting courses at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College (note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older). Registration opens on 6 September (see links below). Contact the college at 201-447-7156 or ilr@bergen.edu for more information.


Putting Genes in Your Genealogy (IR–724)

More people are using DNA testing as part of their genealogy research. This course focuses on the basics: why you might want to use DNA to research a family mystery, which DNA tests and companies to use, how to interpret your DNA results, and what to do next.

Prerequisite: "Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree" class or practical equivalence; students in this class are assumed to be familiar and experienced with basic genealogy resources and family research methodology.


This course is sponsored by the Genealogical Society of Bergen County.

Tuesdays: 14, 21 November
Room: TBA
Time: 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Fred Voss
Online Catalog: http://bergen.edu/wp-content/uploads/ILR-Fall-2017-Catalog.pdf
Registration Opens: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 10:00am; Online registration only; http://bergen.edu/community/institute-for-learning-in-retirement/course-offerings-and-registration/

Information and registration via the ILR web site at http://bergen.edu/community/institute-for-learning-in-retirement/

 

Nov
18
Sat
Save the Date—GSBC Seminar
Nov 18 all-day

Save the date for the 2017 GSBC Seminar. 

Speaker, location, schedule, and registration fees to be announced soon.