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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
24
Sat
11:00 am GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
Braen Family Picnic (Photo courtesy of Michelle Novak) Saturday, 24 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
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[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Jun
6
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 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[...]
Jun
7
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 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[...]
Jun
14
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jun 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[...]

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

Jun
15
Thu
6:30 pm Bergen County Historical Society... @ Madeleine’s Petit Paris
Bergen County Historical Society... @ Madeleine’s Petit Paris
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Please join us for the Bergen County Historical Society Annual Dinner, Awards, Election and a Presentation by Deborah Powell JUNE 15th, 2017 Thursday | Cocktails: 6:30 PM (Cash Bar) | Dinner: 7:00 PM Enter the Banquet Hall at awning[...]
Jun
17
Sat
8:30 am GSNJ 2017 Seminar @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward
GSNJ 2017 Seminar @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
GSNJ 2017 Seminar @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward | East Brunswick | New Jersey | United States
Just announced—the full line-up for The Genealogical Society of New Jersey’s 2017 Seminar (including GSBC Trustee, Fred Voss!). Saturday, 17 June 2017 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints East Brunswick Ward Building East Brunswick,[...]
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,[...]