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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.


 

Jun
15
Thu
Bergen County Historical Society Annual Dinner (RSVP by 6 June) @ 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 off parking lot. Menu (Orders taken at dinner)

Past-president Deborah Powell will give a short illustrated talk on Kevin Wright’s 1985 advocacy of New Jersey’s claim to the Statue of Liberty. Many cartoons were generated at the time.

Elections and awards will follow.

See full invite at: http://www.bergencountyhistory.org/Pages/events.html#CurrentEvent

Jun
17
Sat
GSNJ 2017 Seminar @ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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, NJ 08816


GSNJ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward, are proud to announce an exciting seminar for 2017.

Our featured speaker will be Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, who will present four lectures on advanced methodology.

The seminar will also feature several lectures on New Jersey-focused topics, including “Over There: Stories of New Jerseyans During the Great War,” by Flora Boros; New Jersey Vital Records, Adoption and Divorce,” by Melissa A. Johnson, CG; “French Huguenots in New Netherland and New York/New Jersey,” by Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS; and “Stories from Ellis Island,” by Fred Voss.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, 17 June 2017 and discover something new to inspire your research.

(Hurry, registration closes 2 June—walk-ins are welcome but lunch may not be guaranteed.)

Check out the full program at http://gsnj.org/2017-seminar/


The Genealogical Society of New Jersey received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. 

Jun
25
Sun
June Sessions—Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh @ 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, or the other, or both!

The listing of the six courses in each week (total of twelve) can be seen here and by clicking on the course name you will see details of all eighteen sessions in each course (also available by hovering over the “Courses” tab). Genealogists of all levels will find courses of interest from novice to advanced and professional.

REGISTRATION: Choose one course you would like to take and then go to the REGISTRATION page which has instructions, pricing, and other options, and links to the registration system for each institute week. Please note that for any course that has reached capacity, there will be a link to request being placed on the wait-list. Cancellations do occur and you will be notified in the order in which you asked to be placed on the wait list.

See Registration page for instructions and links to the registration system for both weeks: June 25-30, 2017 and July 16-21, 2017.


Courses

TWO Institute weeks are being offered in 2017, both in Pittsburgh at La Roche College: June 25 to 30 and July 16 to 21. Click on the course title below to see the description of the 18 sessions in each course and their prerequisites (if any).

Register when you have chosen one of the below courses to attend for the entire week. Each course consists of four lectures per day, except Friday which has two, finishing by lunch time. The class lectures lead you deeper into the course topic and build your knowledge through presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises. Some courses may have homework options and optional projects.

June 25-30, 2017
Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments” with Harold Henderson, CG, and Kimberly Powell
Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation” with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
Writing and Sharing Your Family History” with Michael J. Leclerc, CG
Research in the States of the Old Northwest Territory” with David McDonald, CG
Research in Washington, DC, from Afar” with Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, Pam Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
Tracing Your Roots in Eastern Europe” with Amy L. Wachs, J.D.

July 16-21, 2017
Practical Genetic Genealogy” with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Advanced Genetic Genealogy” with CeCe Moore
Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Research” with Melissa A. Johnson, CG
Irish Genealogical Research” with David Rencher, AG, CG
Law School for Genealogists” with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL & Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL
Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper” with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG

Jul
16
Sun
July Sessions (Including New Jersey Course!)—Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh @ LaRoche College
Jul 16 – Jul 21 all-day

Note: The July Institute will include “Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Research” with Melissa A. Johnson, CG—a must for anyone researching their New Jersey ancestors!


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, or the other, or both!

The listing of the six courses in each week (total of twelve) can be seen here and by clicking on the course name you will see details of all eighteen sessions in each course (also available by hovering over the “Courses” tab). Genealogists of all levels will find courses of interest from novice to advanced and professional.

REGISTRATION: Choose one course you would like to take and then go to the REGISTRATION page which has instructions, pricing, and other options, and links to the registration system for each institute week. Please note that for any course that has reached capacity, there will be a link to request being placed on the wait-list. Cancellations do occur and you will be notified in the order in which you asked to be placed on the wait list.

See Registration page for instructions and links to the registration system for both weeks: June 25-30, 2017 and July 16-21, 2017.


Courses

TWO Institute weeks are being offered in 2017, both in Pittsburgh at La Roche College: June 25 to 30 and July 16 to 21. Click on the course title below to see the description of the 18 sessions in each course and their prerequisites (if any).

Register when you have chosen one of the below courses to attend for the entire week. Each course consists of four lectures per day, except Friday which has two, finishing by lunch time. The class lectures lead you deeper into the course topic and build your knowledge through presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises. Some courses may have homework options and optional projects.

June 25-30, 2017
Confusion to Conclusion: How to Write Proof Arguments” with Harold Henderson, CG, and Kimberly Powell
Mastering the Art of Genealogical Documentation” with Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG
Writing and Sharing Your Family History” with Michael J. Leclerc, CG
Research in the States of the Old Northwest Territory” with David McDonald, CG
Research in Washington, DC, from Afar” with Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL, Pam Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
Tracing Your Roots in Eastern Europe” with Amy L. Wachs, J.D.

July 16-21, 2017
Practical Genetic Genealogy” with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Advanced Genetic Genealogy” with CeCe Moore
Gateway to the Garden State: Sources and Strategies for New Jersey Research” with Melissa A. Johnson, CG
Irish Genealogical Research” with David Rencher, AG, CG
Law School for Genealogists” with Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL & Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL
Intermediate Genealogy: Tools for Digging Deeper” with Paula Stuart-Warren, CG