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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

Jan
21
Sat
10:30 am Tech Class: Census Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Census Records @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Robertson Learn how the census was taken and how it can be used for genealogical research. In the class you will use Ancestry to work actual examples and will look at advanced techniques[...]
Jan
23
Mon
7:00 pm Eastern European Genealogy: Disc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Eastern European Genealogy: Disc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eastern European Genealogy: Discovering Online Resources @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
This presentation will cover easy to access online resources for conducting research in Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, and Croatia. No passport required! Program starts at 7pm; the presentation will be preceded by a brief business[...]
Feb
27
Mon
7:00 pm Bill Griffith—”The Stranger in M... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Bill Griffith—”The Stranger in M... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill Griffith—"The Stranger in My Genes" @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Join GSBC as we welcome CNBC host, Bill Griffeth, who will speak on his latest book The Stranger in My Genes. In the summer of 2012, Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, took a DNA test that[...]
Mar
27
Mon
7:00 pm New York Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
New York Research @ Ridgewood Public Library
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Research @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
So many of our immigrant ancestors began their American journey by living in New York City. Many families started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn. Their children may have moved further[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Dec
6
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 6 @ 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[...]
Dec
7
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 7 @ 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[...]
Dec
14
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
Dec
16
Fri
1:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Ste... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
Dec
26
Mon
4:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Dec 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[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

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