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

Apr
1
Sat
10:30 am Tech Class: Intro to Ancestry Li... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Intro to Ancestry Li... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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 UK/Ireland collection. This[...]
Apr
6
Thu
7:00 pm Genealogical Workshop for Beginners @ Old Tappan Public Library
Genealogical Workshop for Beginners @ Old Tappan Public Library
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Genealogical Workshop for Beginners @ Old Tappan Public Library | Old Tappan | New Jersey | United States
Join Mary Beth Craven, of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, for a presentation on the basics of exploring your family tree. Ms Craven explains how to research your family heritage and offers educational and research[...]
Apr
8
Sat
10:30 am Tech Class: Using Newspaper Data... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Using Newspaper Data... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, April 8th at 10:30am. This class will cover the newspaper databases available at the Ridgewood Public Library which can help you in your genealogy research, and will also cover some of the free databases[...]
Apr
24
Mon
7:00 pm Evidence Analysis: Which is the ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Evidence Analysis: Which is the ... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evidence Analysis: Which is the Right Record? @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
In the presence of conflicting facts, the following three criteria are used to evaluate each piece of evidence. Careful analysis reveals there are nuances and circumstances of these terms. An understanding of these terms leads[...]
May
22
Mon
7:00 pm Genealogical Software @ Ridgewood Public Library
Genealogical Software @ Ridgewood Public Library
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 22 May, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Rick Fogarty—For genealogists of all skill levels, choosing the right software can be a difficult task. The rise of popularity in genealogy has given way to[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Apr
4
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 4 @ 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[...]
Apr
5
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 5 @ 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[...]
Apr
12
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Apr 12 @ 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[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

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