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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.


 

Feb
26
Tue
The Beauty of Cemeteries @ Wyckoff Public Library
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki
Wyckoff Public Library, 200 Woodland Ave., Wyckoff
Refreshments at 7:00 pm; Program begins at 7:30 pm and ends at 8:30 pm

The Beauty of Cemeteries

Local historians, Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki will present a program focusing on century old—and older—local cemeteries and their importance for genealogy research and family ancestry discoveries. The program will also provide information on area cemeteries including the Union Cemetery in Wyckoff with headstones dating to the 1700s.


Free and open to the public—all are welcome!

Feb
27
Wed
GSBC Speaker: Internet Genealogy @ Haworth Municipal Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 



Internet Genealogy: Using the internet to find records, family information and known and unknown relatives
Haworth Municipal Library, 165 Stevens Place Haworth, NJ 07641
Wednesday, 27 February @7:00 pm
Steven Gabai

Internet Genealogy: Using the internet to find records, family information and known and unknown relatives

Steven Gabai of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County will begin this program with o short slide show explaining some of the key genealogy records. He will then go onto the Internet and show how to find those records, family information, and known and unknown relatives.

Free and open to the public—all are welcome.


Steven Gabai started researching his family history over 20 years ago. He is a member of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County and has been a trustee on board since 2015. With his two genealogy programs—Introduction to Genealogy and Internet Genealogy—his objective is to motivate others to research their family history and to offer assistance.
Mar
2
Sat
GSBC Speaker: Introduction to Genealogy @ Totowa Public Library
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 



Introduction to Genealogy, a family history, its records, and the stories behind them
Totowa Public Library, 537 Totowa Road, 
Totowa, NJ 07512
Saturday, 2 March @ 11am
Steven Gabai

Introduction to Genealogy: A family history, its records, and the stories behind them

By using his own family, Steven Gabai of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County will show and explain genealogy records, its research, and what you can learn by researching your family history. This 80-minute slide show presentation tells the stories behind those records and research.

Come to this free and informative program! Please call 973-790-3265 to reserve your spot!


Steven Gabai started researching his family history over 20 years ago. He is a member of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County and has been a trustee on board since 2015. With his two genealogy programs—Introduction to Genealogy and Internet Genealogy—his objective is to motivate others to research their family history and to offer assistance.

Apr
29
Mon
The Birth of Ridgewood @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

"The Birth of Ridgewood"
Ridgewood Public Library, co-sponsored with the Schoolhouse Museum
Monday, 29 April, 7pm @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki

In celebration of Ridgewood’s 125th anniversary, Local Historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki will provide a slide lecture focused on the critical years between 1865 and 1876.  Using documents, maps, and historic panoramic photos taken of Ridgewood, you’ll see how Ridgewood transformed from a farm to a suburb.

Free and open to the public—all are welcome.


Image Credit: George Bradford Brainerd (American, 1845-1887). Paramus Valley, New Jersey, ca. 1872-1887. Collodion silver glass wet plate negative Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection, 1996.164.2-929 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1996.164.2-929_SL1.jpg)