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GSBC Meetings, Special Events, and Classes

GSBC Meetings

GSBC Meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month (except holidays and December). General Meetings include a brief business meeting. Meetings start promptly at 7pm in the Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ. Phone (201) 670-5600 (see map, above), unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments and speaker handouts provided. Your membership dues directly supports this programming and allows us to host speakers on a wide variety of topics — thank you!

GSBC Special Events & Seminars

The GSBC holds several special events each year, including our popular day-long Annual Seminar and late-night RPL Lock-In, where genealogists can attend talks on a variety of subjects, collaborate on problems, and receive one-on-one research assistance. Additional event fee may apply. Discount for GSBC members.

Ridgewood Public Library Programs & Classes

The Bolger Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library holds events on local history and genealogy-focused computer classes. Ridgewood residents and GSBC members receive a discount on these events. Included in the calendar below are RPL classes of interest to genealogists and local researchers. Please check the full RPL calendar for class information, fees, registration, cancellations, and for classes on other topics. All registration is through the Ridgewood Public Library calendar or by calling (201) 670-5600.

Below is our complete calendar showing all Meetings, Events, Seminars. Library Programs and Classes. Use the Category filter below to hide the events in a specific category.


GSBC Annual Picnic @ Waldwick Borough Park
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


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 a dish or just yourself!

Contact Carol DeWitte, event coordinator, at (201) 670-8106 for more details and to RSVP or

(Please RSVP so that we may best plan for food, thanks.)

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

14th Annual GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 11:00 pm


Saturday, 28 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, meet new genealogy friends, or just have a whole evening to research in the Library.

(Complete program to be announced). There will also be an expert panel discussion, along with individual assistance offered throughout the night. A light supper will be served as well.

You do need to register for this after-hours event at the Library—registration form will be mailed to GSBC Members, posted online, and available at the Ridgewood Public Library. Please contact Sarah Kiefer with any questions, 201-670-5600 x135 or

The Ridgewood Police Department will begin tougher enforcement of the one-hour street parking on N. Maple Avenue in front of the Library. Parking limits are in effect Monday–Saturday, 7am–9pm. Parking tickets run $30 for each hour over the one-hour allotment. If you are joining us for a meeting, please use the parking lots behind the Ridgewood Public Library, next to the sports field.