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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.

GSBC Member Benefits 

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Upcoming GSBC Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

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[...]
Aug
22
Mon
7:00 pm Genealogy Workshop Roundtable @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Genealogy Workshop Roundtable @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 22 August, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library AUditorium Small group discussions about genealogical research problems and solutions. Bring your brick wall problems and we’ll help chip away at them! Program starts at 7pm; the presentation[...]
Sep
15
Thu
7:00 pm Tech Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Internet Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tech 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 genealogy records, family information and known and unknown relatives. Registration and fee required. THE CLASS WILL START PROMPTLY AT 7PM,[...]
Sep
26
Mon
7:00 pm Tales of Ellis Island—Part II @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Tales of Ellis Island—Part II @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tales of Ellis Island—Part II @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 26 September, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Join Fred Voss, GSBC Trustee, tour guide, and researcher at Ellis Island National Park, as he shares some of his favorite immigration stories[...]
Oct
1
Sat
10:30 am Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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

Jul
5
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 5 @ 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[...]
Jul
6
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 6 @ 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[...]
Jul
7
Thu
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 7 @ 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[...]
Jul
13
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 13 @ 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[...]
Jul
15
Fri
1:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 15 @ 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

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
6
Sat
10:00 am Genetic Genealogy: DNA for Newbi... @ David Library of the American Revolution
Genetic Genealogy: DNA for Newbi... @ David Library of the American Revolution
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Bucks County Genealogical Society Meeting & Presentation Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10 am to 12 pm David Library of the American Revolution 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA “Genetic Genealogy: DNA for Newbies, Wannabes,[...]
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[...]
Sep
15
Thu
all-day 2016 New York State Family Histo... @ The Holiday Inn and Conference Center Syracuse/Liverpool
2016 New York State Family Histo... @ The Holiday Inn and Conference Center Syracuse/Liverpool
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day
The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are pleased to announce that our 2016 New York State Family History Conference will run concurrently with the annual conference of the Association for Public Historians[...]

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