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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.

GSBC Member Benefits 

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Upcoming GSBC Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

Feb
20
Sat
10:30 am Class: Getting to Know Ancestry ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Getting to Know Ancestry ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class: Getting to Know Ancestry (Library Edition) @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Instructor: Lucille Bertram The database Ancestry Library Edition is available for you to use at the Ridgewood Public Library. It provides you with access to 705 million US names and census images, along with the[...]
Feb
22
Mon
7:00 pm Finding Your Ancestors in Cathol... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Finding Your Ancestors in Cathol... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Finding Your Ancestors in Catholic New York @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Speaker: Katie Feighery Records generated by Catholic churches in New York City can be treasure troves of information for those interested in family history.  However, the records are notoriously difficult to track down.  Parishes move[...]
Mar
3
Thu
7:00 pm Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 3 @ 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[...]
Mar
12
Sat
10:30 am Class: Newspaper Research for Ge... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Newspaper Research for Ge... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class: Newspaper Research for Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Instructor: Joe Suplicki This class will cover the newspaper databases available at the Ridgewood Public Library which can help you in your genealogy research as well as some of the free databases available for you to use at[...]
Mar
19
Sat
10:30 am Class: Using familysearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using familysearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Class: Using familysearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Instructor: Judy Kenney Learn about the wealth of records and research help available free on familysearch.org. In addition to millions of digitized records, discover full-text books, hundreds of research videos, and thousands of research articles to[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Feb
19
Fri
1:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 19 @ 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[...]
Feb
22
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Specialties: All computer applications Advanced Research Local History Bergen County 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[...]
Feb
24
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 24 @ 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[...]
Mar
1
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 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[...]
Mar
2
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 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

Feb
13
Sat
10:00 am PCHS: The How, Why, Who, and Whe... @ Lambert Castle
PCHS: The How, Why, Who, and Whe... @ Lambert Castle
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Genealogy Club will meet at Lambert Castle  at 10 a.m., Saturday,  February 13th. After the business portion of the meeting, speaker Diana Little, the Director of the Family History Center in Caldwell, NJ, will[...]
11:00 am HCGHS: A Geographic Overview of ...
HCGHS: A Geographic Overview of ...
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Luke Schray – A Geographic Overview of Jersey City – using images and old maps learn how Jersey City land features have been changed over the centuries All meetings are held in the Panasonic room,[...]
Feb
17
Wed
7:00 pm BCHS: The Ackerman-Zabriskie Tid...
BCHS: The Ackerman-Zabriskie Tid...
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm
BCHS: The Ackerman-Zabriskie Tidemill at New Bridge
BCHS Docent & Interpretation Meeting—School of Interpretation Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:30 pm For anyone interested in the public presentation of Historic New Bridge Landing, either as an exhibit docent, greeter, or living-history interpreter in period[...]
Feb
18
Thu
7:00 pm BCHS: Keeping Warm in Colonial N... @ Steuben House Historic New Bridge Landing
BCHS: Keeping Warm in Colonial N... @ Steuben House Historic New Bridge Landing
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm
BCHS: Keeping Warm in Colonial New Jersey @ Steuben House Historic New Bridge Landing | River Edge | New Jersey | United States
BCHS Lecture Series Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 pm Keeping Warm in Colonial New Jersey Illustrated talk by Karen Reeds Bergen County Historical Society, Steuben House Historic New Bridge Landing 1209 Main Street, River Edge,[...]
Feb
21
Sun
1:00 pm Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ Historic New Bridge Landing
Washington’s Birthday Celebration @ Historic New Bridge Landing
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Washington's Birthday Celebration @ Historic New Bridge Landing | River Edge | New Jersey | United States
Washington’s Birthday Celebration: Country Ball on the 284th Anniversary Sunday, February 21, 2016 – 1-5 pm A Country Ball upon the Anniversary of Washington’s Birthday will be held at Historic New Bridge Landing. Dance mistress Denise Piccino and the[...]

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