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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

Jun
26
Mon
7:00 pm Timelines: The Family Life Line @ Ridgewood Public Library
Timelines: The Family Life Line @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 26 June, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting Sharon B. Hodges—We are told to place our ancestors in their historical, social, and economic background. Creating a timeline of an ancestor’s life,[...]
Jul
24
Mon
7:00 pm Show-and-Tell Program—“It’s Your... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Show-and-Tell Program—“It’s Your... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, 24 July, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Summer Meeting GSBC Members are invited to bring something related to their own family history or research to share with the group. Perhaps you’ve inherited your[...]
Aug
11
Fri
all-day DNA and Genealogy @ Tenafly Senior Center
DNA and Genealogy @ Tenafly Senior Center
Aug 11 all-day
Presenter: GSBC Trustee Fred Voss Save the date for this upcoming presentation about using DNA testing to help save mysteries in your family tree. Details to come at http://www.tenaflynj.org/content/7628/7816/default.aspx
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[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Jun
26
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jun
28
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 28 @ 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[...]
Jul
5
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jul 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[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

Jun
25
Sun
all-day June Sessions—Genealogical Resea... @ LaRoche College
June Sessions—Genealogical Resea... @ LaRoche College
Jun 25 – Jun 30 all-day
Welcome to the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! We are quite excited to be able to offer TWO week-long learning opportunities in Pittsburgh in 2017! Choose to attend one week,[...]
Jul
16
Sun
all-day July Sessions (Including New Jer... @ LaRoche College
July Sessions (Including New Jer... @ LaRoche College
Jul 16 – Jul 21 all-day
Note: The July Institute will include “Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Research” with Melissa A. Johnson, CG—a must for anyone researching their New Jersey ancestors! Welcome to the Genealogical Research Institute of[...]
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[...]