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For upcoming classes see the Ridgewood Library at the Local History Page. Classes are $10 for GSBC Members and Ridgewood residents, and $20 for others


FEBRUARY MEETING - Keep this date open if you live in the area!

February 27, 2012 at 7 pm
Ridgewood Public Library

"One Thing Leads to Another: The Genealogy Journey of Discovery."
by Maureen Wlodarczyk

This lecture will cover her motivation for finding more about her family history, years of researching and also about the unexpected, serendipitous things that happened and how one small discovery or bit of information can open the door to more unexpected discoveries.  She will also talk about DNA testing for genealogical research as it relates to her search.Maureen Wlodarczyk is an admitted and unrepentant history and genealogy addict. She is an officer and genealogical researcher with the Flannery Clan organization based in Dublin, Ireland and is a member of the Irish American Writers and Artists organization and the Genealogical Society of New Jersey.  Maureen managed to squeeze in a career as a senior operations manager in commercial banking and finance, still dabbling in that these days as a consultant. Maureen has helped many people research and discover their own family history and ancestral roots and offers her genealogical services to the public upon request.

Maureen is the author of two non-fiction historical stories of 19th century life in New Jersey. The first, “Past-Forward: A Three-Decade and Three-Thousand-Mile Journey Home” is the story of her 30-year search for her beloved grandmother’s Irish roots and the discovery of nearly 200 years of family history in Ireland and America. The second, “Young & Wicked: The Death of a Wayward Girl,” is the true story of a young, star-crossed criminal couple who lived in Jersey City in the late 1800s and later fled to the Bowery where one of them died and the other, a second cousin of Maureen’s great-grandmother, was accused of the murder.

Maureen has a blog (http://www.past-forward.com/blog) with additional genealogical and historical stories. She also writes a twice-monthly column titled “Hudson Then . . . Again” for the River View Observer (Hudson County NJ).


March 26, 2012 at 7 pm
Ridgewood Public Library

"Blogging your Family History" 
Philip Hayes.

Blogging is all the rage now. Philip Hayes will explain why it is a good idea, and how you should go about it.


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Allendale Historical Society
PO Box 294
Allendale, NJ 07401

Alpine Historical Society
PO Box 59
Alpine, NJ 07620

Bergen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 55
River Edge, NJ 07661

Elmwood Park Historical Society
210 Lee Street
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

Englewood Historical Society
500 Liberty Road
Englewood, NJ 07631-1411

English Neighborhood Historical Society
656 Elm Street
Maywood, NJ 07607

Fort Lee Historic Park
Hudson Terrace
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Fort Lee Historical Society
Borough Hall
309 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Friends of the Hermitage
335 North Franklin Turnpike
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423

Garfield Historical Society
204 Outwater Lane
Garfield, NJ 07026

Genealogical Society of Bergen County
PO Box 432
Midland Park, NJ 07432

Society: Meetings every fourth Monday (except December)
7:00 pm at the Ridgewood Public Library.
Library Collection: The collection is now on the reference shelves at the Ridgewood Public Library on the second floor. Volunteers are now available throughout the week to assist patrons. Newsletter: The Archivist, which is published four times a year, contains news of the society plus marriage, cemetery, diary abstracts, and other records pertaining to Bergen County.

Genealogical Society of New Jersey
P.O. Box 1291
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Genealogy Club of the NJ Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark NJ 07102

Glen Rock Historical & Preservation Society
Municipal Building, Borough Hall
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Harrington Park Historical Society
10 Herring Street
Harrington Park, NJ 07640

League of Historical Societies of NJ
P.O. Box 909
Madison, NJ 07940

Leonia Historical Society
199 Christie Street
Leonia, NJ 07605

Lyndhurst Historical Society
PO Box 135
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Mahwah Historical Society
1871 Old Station Lane
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Maywood Historical Committee
652 Grant Avenue
Maywood, NJ 07607

Maywood Station Historical Committee
A Division of the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society, Inc.
P. O. Box 121
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

See our home page at: Maywood Station Home Page

We are currently restoring the 1872-built NYS&W RR station in Maywood,
NJ and have succeeded in having the station placed on the NJ Historical
Register and it should be placed on the National Historical Register very shortly.

Midland Park Historical Society
212 Park Avenue
Midland Park, NJ 07432

New Jersey Midland Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 6125
Parsippany, N.J. 07054

NJ Historical Society (Library)
52 Park Place
Newark NJ 07102
973-596-8500 ext 249
Fax 973-596-6957

North Arlington Historical Society
89 Canterbury Avenue
North Arlington, NJ 07032

Oakland Historical Society
Van Allen House
PO Box 296
Oakland, NJ 07436

Oakland Historical Society
7 Fox River Crossing
Mahwah, NJ 07430

Old Schralenburgh Historical Society
43 Overlook Road
Dumont, NJ 07628

Paramus Historical & Preservation Society
650 East Glen Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Pascack Historical Society
PO Box 285
Park Ridge, NJ 07656

Ramsey Historical Society
538 Island Road
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Upper Saddle River Historical Society
245 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Waldwick Historical Society
PO Box 273
Waldwick, NJ 07463

Wood-Ridge History Committee
c/o Wood-Ridge Memorial Lib.
231 Hackensack Street
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075

Wyckoff Historical Society
PO Box 73
Wyckoff, NJ 07481