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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 Special Events + Seminars
The GSBC holds several special events, including our 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.

GSBC Classes + Ridgewood Public Library Programs
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.


GSNJ 2018 Seminar @ Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center
Jun 23 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey 2018 Seminar
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 8:45am–3:35 pm

Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Presentations on Genetic Genealogy/DNA, the New Jersey State Archives, House Histories, World War I, and techniques to help you advance your research!

GSNJ Seminar Schedule

Note: Schedule and speakers may be subject to change.

8:45 am—Registration and Light Refreshments

9:15 am—Opening Remarks, C. Arthur Lawton III, GSNJ President

9:30 am—Session 1 (choice of presentations)
1A: DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Tool Box, Karen Stanbary, CG®
1B: What’s New at the New Jersey State Archives, Catherine Stearns Medich

10:55 am—Session 2 (choice of presentations)
2A: Finding Your Way Around AncestryDNA, Karen Stanbary, CG
2B: New Jersey and the Great War, Joseph Bilby

12:05 pm—Lunch and Door Prize Raffles

1:00 pm—Session 3 (choice of presentations)
3A: My Ancestors Live On In Me: Autosomal DNA Basics I, Karen Stanbary, CG
3B: House Histories: The Ancestral Story Beyond the Documents, Lorraine Arnold

2:25 pm—Session 4 (choice of presentations)
4A: My Ancestors Live on in Me: Autosomal DNA Basics II, Karen Stanbary, CG
4B: Streamline Your Genealogical Planning and Research: Go Paperless!, Melissa Johnson, CG

See for complete information including presentation descriptions, speaker biographies, driving directions and parking.

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