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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 history of the GSBC, here.)

We offer an exciting calendar of program 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 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 Member Benefits 


Upcoming Meetings, Classes, and Special Events

10:30 am Class: Social Media & Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Class: Social Media & Genealogy @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Barbara Ellman To the savvy genealogist, social media websites aren’t just for keeping up with old high school friends and sharing pictures of your cat. This session will discuss some of the top social media[...]
7:00 pm Tips for Organizing (and Staying... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Tips for Organizing (and Staying... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker: Michelle Novak There are as many ways to organize genealogical information as ancestors in our family tree — and most find they need to improve their methods as records grow. Michelle D. Novak will explore[...]
7:00 pm Finding Your Ancestors in Cathol... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Finding Your Ancestors in Cathol... @ Ridgewood Public Library
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Speaker: Katie Feighery Records generated by Catholic churches in New York City can be treasure troves of information for those interested in family history.  However, the records are notoriously difficult to track down.  Parishes move[...]

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Genealogy Consultations Calendar

11:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi...
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Afi...
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: AncestryLE Internet Research Advanced Research Netherlands Available by Appointment
7:00 pm GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd...
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Syd...
Dec 2 @ 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
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe...
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Joe...
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Specialties: All computer applications Advanced Research Scotland
10:00 am GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc...
GSBC Genealogy Consultants — Luc...
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Specialties: Ancestry Census Ireland Immigration New York City and NJ

Ridgewood Public Library Programs and Other Societies

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