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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.


GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In—Registration Now Open! @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Registration Now Open!

GSBC-RPL 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-In
Saturday, 27 October, 5:00-11:00pm (Please arrive by 4:30pm)
Ridgewood Public Library

Please register by October 19. Download and mail-in the form with your payment, thanks!

The Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County are sponsoring an after-hours opportunity for all genealogists from beginners to advanced to attend. Get advice from an expert panel, attend various workshops, or receive individual genealogy assistance.

Co-sponsored by the Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, the 15th Annual Genealogy Lock-in offers genealogists of all levels the chance to:

  • Spend the evening researching, learning, and sharing
  • Ask the Experts your brick wall questions
  • Attend workshops such as Beginner Genealogy, Beyond the Basics, DNA (video/Q&A), Irish Genealogy,, Census Records, German Genealogy, Newspaper Research, Brick Walls, Courthouse Research—and more
  • Receive individual assistance from a genealogy expert
  • Win special door prizes—such as a DNA kit—in celebration of our 15th year

Register early—this event usually sells-out!


Complete the registration form, enclose a $10 fee per person (make check payable to Genealogical Society of Bergen County) and mail it to:

Genealogical Society of Bergen County
P.O. Box 432
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Registration deadline: October 19, 2018. Please arrive by 4:30pm to check-in. Light supper will be served.
Questions: Contact Ridgewood Public Library History Librarian Sarah Kiefer: 201-670-5600 ext 135 or