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The Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC), NJ is a non-profit society founded in 1973. Our purpose is to: assist those researching their family heritage; assist those who are preserving information about the families and genealogical records of the greater Bergen County area; and, to offer educational and research assistance to all those interested in genealogical research. (Learn about the our history here.)

We offer an exciting calendar of program events—including hands-on workshops, computer classes, films, roundtable discussions, and lectures featuring renown genealogy and local history experts. We hope to see you soon!


Join the GSBC
Our Membership Year Begins on November 1st—Join or Renew your GSBC Membership Today!

Individual Membership is $20 per year | Family Membership is $25 per year
Our membership year renews on 1 November. Please see our Member Benefits page for a complete list of benefits, including our quarterly newsletter, The Archivist, bi-monthly GSBC E-News, access to the Member-only research section of our site, one-on-one on-site research assistance, RPL lookup service, and much, much more!

Members in the US will have the option to receive The Archivist via e-mail (PDF, full color) or snail mail (offset printed, black and white). International members will receive The Archivist via e-mail only (PDF, full color). International members may pay online via credit card (via PayPal) or send us a check ($US Dollars).

Members outside of Bergen County, or who are unable to attend meetings and events in person, can receive research assistance via phone or email.

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Upcoming GSBC Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

May
10
Tue
7:00 pm Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Instructor: Steve Gabai This class will show you how to use the Internet to find records, family information and unknown relatives. — Please note that advanced registration is required and classes fill up quickly. Classes[...]
May
23
Mon
7:00 pm What’s in a Name? Trouble! @ Ridgewood Public Library
What’s in a Name? Trouble! @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What’s in a Name? Trouble! @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
MONDAY, 23 MAY, 7 PM RIDGEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM Ron Arons will use the Genealogical Proof Standard to show how identities can be merged and separated. In this example, five individuals, all with the same[...]
Jun
4
Sat
10:30 am Class: Using RootsMagic for your... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using RootsMagic for your... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Peggy W. Norris Use this popular genealogy program to keep your family tree. Class will demonstrate basics of entering and sourcing your genealogy information and how to create basic reports. Registration and fee required.[...]
Jun
11
Sat
11:00 am GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, 11 June, 11 am–3 PM Meet us under the picnic pavilion by the lake in Waldwick Borough Park for a day of food, fun, quizzes, and conversation. Bring a dish or just yourself! Email contact@njgsbc.org[...]
Jun
18
Sat
10:00 am GSBC at the NYPL Family History Day @ New York Public Library Schwarzman Building
GSBC at the NYPL Family History Day @ New York Public Library Schwarzman Building
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GSBC at the NYPL Family History Day @ New York Public Library Schwarzman Building | New York | New York | United States
Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy (©Michelle D Novak); NYPL ceiling vault (Arnoldius, Wikicommons) Join GSBC Trustees, Michelle Novak and Fred Voss, who will be presenting at the first-ever Family History Day at[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

May
3
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Internet Research Advanced Research Netherlands Available by Appointment On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the Bolger[...]
May
4
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Canadian Records (French and English) State and Federal Census Advanced Research New York City Research City Directories On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary[...]
May
5
Thu
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Specialties: All computer applications Advanced Research Scotland On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the Bolger Heritage Center. All our[...]
May
11
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: Ancestry Census Ireland Immigration New York City and New Jersey On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the[...]
May
20
Fri
1:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On-Site GSBC Genealogy Consultations at the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) GSBC Members and others receive complimentary on-site consultation with our Genealogy Consultants at the Bolger Heritage Center. All our consultants can help beginners through experienced researchers, guide you in the[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

May
3
Tue
7:00 pm Morris Area GS—How to Make Sure ... @ Morris County Library
Morris Area GS—How to Make Sure ... @ Morris County Library
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Morris Area GS—How to Make Sure You Are Researching the Correct Family @ Morris County Library | East Hanover | New Jersey | United States
How to Make Sure You Are Researching the Correct Family: Susan Simon  Many of us have heard stories about our ancestors. Are the stories true? Any part of the story true? Can I accept what[...]
May
4
Wed
all-day NGS 2016 Family History Conferen...
NGS 2016 Family History Conferen...
May 4 – May 7 all-day
National Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference | 4–7 May | Fort Lauderdale Florida Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time Long before there was Plymouth Rock, the Boston Tea Party, and the Declaration of Independence,[...]
7:00 pm PCHS Annual Meeting + “The Castle” @ Lambert Castle
PCHS Annual Meeting + “The Castle” @ Lambert Castle
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
PCHS Annual Meeting Join us on Wednesday May 4th, at 7pm in Lambert Castle as Richard Moon presents “The Castle” in Ramapo State Forest. The presentation will discuss the history of Jacob Rogers’ (of Rogers[...]
May
14
Sat
all-day Discover Your Ancestors @ the Va... @ Van Allen House
Discover Your Ancestors @ the Va... @ Van Allen House
May 14 all-day
Ramapough Conservancy, Inc., is holding a Spring fundraiser for the renovation of the Van Allen House roof on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 12-4. For your $25.00 donation, we will assist you in doing 15[...]
all-day Hudson County GS—NJ State Histor...
Hudson County GS—NJ State Histor...
May 14 all-day
NJ State History Fair, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ — Please see website for more information: www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org Please Note: This listing is provided as a courtesy to our Members. Please check the respective Society’s website[...]

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