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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.


GSBC Extra! Ten Skills Every Genealogist Needs
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

GSBC Extra!
Ten Skills Every Genealogist Needs
Presentation by Nancy Loe, MLS, MA
Monday, 11 July 2022 @ 2pm Eastern
Online and open to all! Registration required,

Ten information management and research skills that help you uncover new resources, extract more information from records, defeat brick walls, share information with other researchers, and stay organized. The webinar helps you master new and essential skills to find and manage your genealogy research effectively.

Nancy E. Loe, MLS, MA, is a professional archivist and genealogist, who writes and lectures on US and European genealogy research and records. She also provides expert guidance on organizing research and preserving family papers and photographs. Her site features a blog, monthly newsletter, and genealogy e-books on U.S. and European research. Nancy also provides expert guidance on information management and research skills. In addition to appearing on PBS's American Experience, Nancy has presented for all experience levels at National Genealogical Society, Rootstech, Jamboree, and state, regional, and local genealogy conferences.