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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!


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

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
GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
Braen Family Picnic (Photo courtesy of Michelle Novak) 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, and conversation. Bring[...]
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 budding genealogists for an all day “open house” at the NYPL’s Milstein Division for Genealogy and Local History.[...]
Jun
27
Mon
7:00 pm Daughters of the American Revolu... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Daughters of the American Revolu... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 27 June, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Jo Anne Makely, GSBC and American Ancestors/NEHGS Trustee, and Lynne Skead, Registrar of the Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter, NSDAR, will share insights into the[...]
Jul
25
Mon
7:00 pm The Journey from Novice Genealog... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
The Journey from Novice Genealog... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 25 July, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Summer Meeting A video conversation with GSBC member, Jack Dabney, on his exploration into genealogy and two year journey to publication of the story of his[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Jun
1
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 1 @ 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[...]
Jun
2
Thu
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 2 @ 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[...]
Jun
7
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 7 @ 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[...]
Jun
8
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 8 @ 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[...]
Jun
17
Fri
1:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 17 @ 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

Jun
4
Sat
8:30 am Genealogical Society of New Jers... @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward,
Genealogical Society of New Jers... @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward,
Jun 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:15 pm
Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ)—2016 Seminar @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward, | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States
See the full invite, including driving directions, here: http://www.gsnj.org/pdf/GSNJ-2016-Seminar.pdf GSNJ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward, are proud to present an exciting and diverse slate of speakers for our 2016[...]
10:00 am When Descendants Become Ancestor... @ David Library of the American Revolution
When Descendants Become Ancestor... @ David Library of the American Revolution
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bucks County Genealogical Society meeting & presentation “When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flipside of Genealogy” presented by author David A. Kendall, PhD. Saturday, June 4th from 10 am to 12 pm at the David Library[...]
Jul
29
Fri
all-day Society for German Genealogy in ...
Society for German Genealogy in ...
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day
The SGGEE convention committee is pleased to announce this preliminary look at the program for the Calgary meeting in July. We’ll provide the final program and speaker bios when all the information has been received.[...]
Aug
7
Sun
all-day Jewish Genealogy—36th IAJGS Inte... @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Jewish Genealogy—36th IAJGS Inte... @ Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Aug 7 – Aug 12 all-day
This annual conference hosts 325 events during the week—including lectures, presentations, meal events, and computer workshops. New this year is a special one-day track designed for those who teach Jewish Genealogy. Also available are online[...]
Sep
1
Thu
all-day The Genealogy Event—Ireland @ Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Adare, Ireland
The Genealogy Event—Ireland @ Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Adare, Ireland
Sep 1 – Sep 4 all-day
Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, County Limerick, Ireland More details will be forthcoming but the preliminary event format will be for this Irish genealogy / DNA focused event: Thurs – welcome reception Fri – 10AM – 4PM[...]

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