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.
Bergen Roots—Part Five: Dutch Reformed Church Records
Monday, 8 February @ 2pm (EST)
Free Online Presentation—All are Welcome!
Presenter: Maria "Ree" Hopper
Join us as we talk about all things Bergen County! Over this series of sessions, we will dive into County-specific topics, history, and resources with the experts, historians, and genealogists who know Bergen County, New Jersey, best.
Any level of question—from beginner to expert—is welcome. We will try to answer as may as we can and may follow up with you after the session to help. We will field questions during the sessions but you can also present a question to us in advance via this form. This will allow us to do some research before the event and your question will be at the top of the list! https://forms.gle/uESrVsHxygQATzR79
Earlier sessions from this series are available on the GSBC Members' website, www.njgsbc.org.
Bergen Roots—Part One: Genealogies & County Histories; Land Records
Bergen Roots—Part Two: Probate & Wills
Bergen Roots—Part Three: GSBC Website Resources; Newspapers
Bergen Roots—Part Four: Vital Records and Cemeteries
Virtual Tour of the Hidden Archives
Monday, February 8 @ 7pm
Presented by: Sarah Kiefer, RPL Local History Librarian
Take a virtual backstage tour of the Ridgewood Public Library's hidden gems with Local History Librarian Sarah Kiefer. In this rare opportunity you'll get a glimpse at what the Bolger Heritage Center has to offer. Learn how to research your home, find information on your ancestors, and gain insight on the history of Ridgewood. In addition, you'll get a chance to view our newly restored Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, thanks to a grant funded by the Bergen County Cultural & Historic Preservation Committee.
Registration required. http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5615&EventID=421604
Webinar login instructions will be sent closer to the date of the class.
Questions? Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or email@example.com