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.
Saturday May 12th at 2pm, Belcher Auditorium, Ridgewood Public Library
"Camp Merritt: The Camp Beautiful"
Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki
Camp Merritt was an embarkation camp for World War I located in Cresskill and Dumont. Over 1,000,000 soldiers went through the camp on their way to Europe or on their way home from the battlefields. Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki share images of the camp, information about its activities, and highlight Peggy's grandfather's journey from Ohio to France and home through Camp Merritt.
All welcome, no registration required.
The database Ancestry Library Edition (LE) is available for you to use at the Ridgewood Public Library. It provides you with access to 705 million US names and census images, along with the UK/Ireland collection.
This session will discuss the resources available on Ancestry LE, and also teach you the best methods of searching for your genealogy records.
Registration and fee required ($5 Ridgewood residents and GSBC members; $10 visitors)
Please note that advanced registration is required and classes fill up quickly. Classes are small-scale sessions held at the RPL. Classes that do not receive sufficient advanced registration are subject to cancellation or rescheduling—so don’t delay to reserve your seat! Classes last from 1.0 to 1.5 hours depending on instructor and time for Q&A needed.