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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.

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Upcoming GSBC Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

Sep
7
Wed
7:00 pm Amy Stewart—Talk and Book Signin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Amy Stewart—Talk and Book Signin... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amy Stewart—Talk and Book Signing! SPECIAL EVENT! @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
The Ridgewood Public Library is excited to announce that NY Times Bestselling author, Amy Stewart, will be visiting the library on Wednesday, 7 September, to talk about hew new novel, Lady Cop Makes Trouble. Lady Cop Makes Trouble[...]
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
17
Sat
1:30 pm Tech Class: Demystifying Ancestr... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tech Class: Demystifying Ancestr... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Tech Class: Demystifying Ancestry.com NEW CLASS! @ Ridgewood Public Library | Ridgewood | New Jersey | United States
Instructor: Michelle D. Novak Click a leaf here, click a leaf there, is finding your family really that easy? Ancestry.com is an incredibly powerful research database and an indispensable tool for family historians. The site contains more than[...]
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

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

Ridgewood Public Library and Other Society Programs

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[...]
Sep
19
Mon
7:00 pm Talk: Internet Genealogy @ Allendale Public Library
Talk: Internet Genealogy @ Allendale Public Library
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk: Internet Genealogy @ Allendale Public Library | Allendale | 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,[...]
Sep
22
Thu
all-day From Pavonia to the Garden State... @ New Brunswick Theological Seminary
From Pavonia to the Garden State... @ New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
From Pavonia to the Garden State: New Jersey's Dutch Past @ New Brunswick Theological Seminary | New Brunswick | New Jersey | United States
Registration opens soon! The 39th Annual Conference of the New Netherland Institute will take place for the first time in the state of New Jersey. Located between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers, New Jersey has[...]
all-day New Netherland Institute’s 39th ... @ New Brunswick Theological Seminary
New Netherland Institute’s 39th ... @ New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
Over one to two days, speakers from the United States and abroad present papers on aspects of that year’s theme. Dr. Charles Gehring, Director of the New Netherland Research Center (and formerly of the New[...]

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