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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.


18th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy Lock-In
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

18th Annual RPL–GSBC Genealogy Lock-In
Saturday October 23 from 1-6pm
Online Event

You are invited to the 18th Annual Genealogy Virtual Lock-In, co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, on Saturday, October 23, from 1-6pm. Please register by Friday, October 8, 2021. Zoom login details will be sent closer to the date.

Co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, the 18th Annual Genealogy Lock-in offers genealogists of all levels the chance to:

  • Spend a few hours learning and sharing
  • Attend our opening panel and ask our experts your brick wall questions
  • Sit in on our workshop sessions
  • Ask your brick wall questions during each session’s Q&A time
  • Win a raffle prize
  • Ask the experts your brick wall questions
  • Attend workshops such as:
    • Beyond the Basics;
    • Researching;
    • DNA Testing, What's It All About; and
    • What's Hidden in the Census.

(Times and titles subject to change; registrants will be notified of changes.)

If you have a brick-wall question for the expert panel, please email

If you have any questions about the event, the sessions, or need assistance using Zoom, please contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or

Registration required:

Questions?  Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or

Remember When?
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bolger Heritage Center, Ridgewood Public Library
Remember When?

Interactive presentation by Phil jaeger
Saturday November 20 from 2-3:30pm

Remember When? focusses on 20-plus historical events introduced by relevant popular songs. Guest speaker Phil jaeger brings to life events that are memorable moments primarily in the areas of entertainment, sports, transportation, politics and business. Years covered range from the late 1930s through the end of that century. Audience participation encouraged.

Registration required: