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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

Oct
1
Sat
10:30 am Tech Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Using FamilySearch.org @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tech 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[...]
Oct
22
Sat
4:30 pm 13th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Publi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
13th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Publi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 22 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 11:00 pm
13th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Saturday, 22 October, 4:30-11 pm Ridgewood Public Library Genealogists take over the Ridgewood Public Library (RPL) after-hours for a light supper, research, workshops, and sharing. This event is a great way to improve your skills,[...]
Oct
24
Mon
7:00 pm Evernote… Your Genealogy Researc... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Evernote… Your Genealogy Researc... @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evernote… Your Genealogy Research Assistant @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 24 October, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium Evernote is an extremely powerful tool that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. But for the digital genealogist, it can turbo-charge your research—providing[...]
Nov
1
Tue
10:00 am BCC-GSBC Fall Course: Researchin... @ Bergen Community College
BCC-GSBC Fall Course: Researchin... @ Bergen Community College
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
BCC-GSBC Fall Course: Researching Your Family Tree @ Bergen Community College | Paramus | New Jersey | United States
The GSBC’s fall course at Bergen Community College’s (BCC) Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) will be open for registration on 29 August at 10am! The ILR is for those 55 and older and will[...]
Nov
28
Mon
7:00 pm “Bergen County in Five Objects” @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
“Bergen County in Five Objects” @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Bergen County in Five Objects” @ Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Monday, 28 November, 7 pm Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium GSBC General Meeting and Annual Meeting Election and installation of GSBC officers and Trustees. Join the Bergen County Executives, GSBC, and members of participating organizations as[...]

GSBC Genealogy Consultants Calendar

Sep
28
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joa... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 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[...]
Oct
4
Tue
11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
Oct
5
Wed
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 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[...]
Oct
6
Thu
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
Oct
12
Wed
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 12 @ 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

Oct
1
Sat
9:30 am “Great-Grandpa Bought A Bridge: ... @ David Library of the American Revolution
“Great-Grandpa Bought A Bridge: ... @ David Library of the American Revolution
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Bucks County Genealogical Society meeting and presentation: “Great-Grandpa Bought A Bridge: Genealogical Scams, Frauds and Hoaxes” presented by Gideon Hill Deception in genealogy has a long history. Unfortunately for the modern researcher, the legacy of genealogists who were[...]
Oct
8
Sat
11:00 am Hudson County GS—New Jersey Reso...
Hudson County GS—New Jersey Reso...
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Andy McCarthy — New Jersey Resources at the New York Public Library — a discussion of historical collections held at the library’s Milstein Division All meetings are held in the Panasonic room, second floor, of the Secaucus Public[...]
Oct
11
Tue
7:00 pm Talk: Internet Genealogy @ Emerson Public Library
Talk: Internet Genealogy @ Emerson Public Library
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk: Internet Genealogy @ Emerson Public Library | Emerson | New Jersey | United States
Join GSBC Trustee, Steve Gabai, as he discusses the ins and outs of using the internet for genealogical research. Along the way he’ll show you how to use the Internet to find genealogy records, family information,[...]
Oct
15
Sat
all-day Art in the Park Show & Concert @ Van Saun County Park, Paramus
Art in the Park Show & Concert @ Van Saun County Park, Paramus
Oct 15 all-day
For more than 50 years, the County has hosted the Annual Bergen County Art in the Park Show and Concert at Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus. The art show and concert are free[...]
Oct
20
Thu
7:30 pm BCHS Lecture: Architecture of Be... @ Steuben House
BCHS Lecture: Architecture of Be... @ Steuben House
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
BCHS Lecture: Architecture of Bergen County—Part One @ Steuben House | River Edge | New Jersey | United States
BCHS Lecture Series October 20, 2016 – 7:30 pm Architecture of Bergen County—Part One Historian Kevin Wright will give an illlustrated talk, Architectural Primer. We’re working on a publication based on this history. Meet in the Steuben House,[...]