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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 ongoing programs and 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!

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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.

GSBC Member Benefits 

 


 

Upcoming GSBC Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

Aug
11
Fri
2:00 pm GSBC Speaker: DNA and Genealogy @ Tenafly Senior Center
GSBC Speaker: DNA and Genealogy @ Tenafly Senior Center
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Presenter: GSBC Trustee Fred Voss Join GSBC Trustee and Education Chair Fred Voss for this presentation about using DNA testing to help solve mysteries in your family tree. P.S. Note that the center’s calendar lists[...]
Aug
28
Mon
7:00 pm Genealogy Workshop Roundtable @ Ridgewood Public Library
Genealogy Workshop Roundtable @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 28 August, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Start getting your questions ready! Researchers can bring questions, brick walls, and stories to share in small discussion groups. It’s always a lively event with lots[...]
Sep
23
Sat
1:00 pm GSBC Speaker: Stories from Ellis... @ Bay Shore / Bridgewater Public Library
GSBC Speaker: Stories from Ellis... @ Bay Shore / Bridgewater Public Library
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
GSBC Speaker: Stories from Ellis Island @ Bay Shore / Bridgewater Public Library | Brightwaters | New York | United States
Presenter: GSBC Trustee Fred Voss Fred Voss, a GSBC Trustee, tour guide, and researcher at Ellis Island National Park, will join us to share some of his favorite stories of those who arrived in the US through Ellis[...]
Sep
25
Mon
7:00 pm German Genealogy Research on the... @ Ridgewood Public Library
German Genealogy Research on the... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 25 September, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Dr. Richard Haberstroh, AG, GC—This lecture will center around the internet resources now available to assist researchers with their German genealogy as they[...]
Oct
3
Tue
12:00 pm BCC ILR Course: Genealogy—Resear... @ Bergen Community College
BCC ILR Course: Genealogy—Resear... @ Bergen Community College
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
GSBC instructors hold a course at the Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) at Bergen Community College in the Fall and/or Spring semester(s). (Please note that ILR is for registrants 55 and older.) Contact the college at 201-447-7156 or[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Jul
26
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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[...]
Aug
1
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 1 @ 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[...]
Aug
2
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Aug 2 @ 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[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

Jul
12
Wed
all-day PCHS: Military Photograph Exhibit @ Lambert Castle
PCHS: Military Photograph Exhibit @ Lambert Castle
Jul 12 – Oct 17 all-day
Military Photograph Exhibit at Lambert Castle The Passaic County Historical Society would like to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, From the Photographic Archives, The Men Who Served: 1861–1964. On exhibit from Wednesday July[...]
Jul
29
Sat
4:00 pm Ringwood Manor Cemetery Tour @ Ringwood Manor
Ringwood Manor Cemetery Tour @ Ringwood Manor
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ringwood Manor Cemetery Tour @ Ringwood Manor | Ringwood | New Jersey | United States
The Ringwood Manor Cemetery Saturday, July 29th 4:00pm  This hand-pick will be a walking tour of the historic cemetery and will discuss the various individuals buried on site. *Please note: participants should be able to[...]
Oct
6
Fri
all-day “Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” 201... @ Ukrainian Cultural Center
“Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” 201... @ Ukrainian Cultural Center
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
“Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” 2017 Conference Register Now Join fellow genealogy enthusiasts for the 4th Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference—Unlock Your Heritage: Discover Your Ancestry—featuring a full “DNA Day” on Friday and dual-track afternoon presentations on[...]