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September 27 - Naperville, Illinois

The annual conference of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society (FVGS) will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Naperville, Illinois. Lisa Louise Cooke is the featured speaker and will present the following lectures:

  • How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
  • Ultimate Google Search Strategies and Tips
  • Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
  • Genealogy on the Go With the iPad and Tablets

Registration is $35 for FVGS members, $40 for non-members, and $45 for everyone after September 12. A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. There will also be genealogy vendors and door prizes.

For additional information about the conference or to register, visit the annual conference page on the FVGS website at http://www.ilfvgs.org/index.php/education/conference.


October 4 - Arlington Heights, IL

"Finishing the Story" with Jennifer Holik - Saturday, October 4, 2014

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society Monthly Meeting
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL
Tracing the life of a World War I or II soldier can be challenging. Many researchers are unaware of the many records and resources available outside of the usual genealogical record sources. Explore the lives, service and deaths of three soldiers and learn about numerous military resources available. Through a brief reading from her new book, Stories of the Lost, Jennifer will demonstrate how to write the stories of your soldier.
Doors open at 9am for "show and tell" of World War I/II memorabilia and artifacts; lecture begins at 10am.

For more information, visit http://www.nwsgenealogy.org


October 4 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


October 4 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago Fire Bus Tour!" with your ever-popular tour guide and host, Craig Pfannkuche, CGS Board Member - Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chicago Genealogical Society

Back by popular demand … more details soon!

We look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


October 4 - Kankakee, IL

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“Little Known Essentials: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Genealogy” with Marsha Peterson-Maass - Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society (meeting at Kankakee Public Library, 201 East Merchant Street, Kankakee, IL)

“Little Known Essentials: 10 Ways to Supercharge Your Genealogy” explores 10 genealogical concepts that are essential to your success in many genealogy endeavors. We’ll discuss the importance of knowing and using accredited research and process methods for: Establishing Identity; Determining Cousin Relationships; Building an Ancestral Profile; why you need to research using Timelines; the benefit of using Maps in your research; basics of Evidence Analysis; how to prepare Pedigree Charts for DNA and other networking; Final Genealogical Product ideas, Paper Storage, and; suggestions for Family Gatherings.

More details … Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society's Events http://www.kvgs.org/Fundamentals of Genealogy Event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/261892707316684/Fundamentals of Genealogy Blog's Upcoming Events http://fundamentalsofgenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/03/upcoming-fudamentals-of-genealogy.html


October 5 - Elburn, IL

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“A 60-Minute Crash Course: Beginning Genealogy Using Accredited Methods” with Marsha Peterson-Maass - Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Genealogy Interest Group at Town and Country Public Library District, 320 E. North Street, Elburn, IL

This lecture is a fun look at accredited basics and research methodology suitable for everyone … if you're a beginner you'll take away a sense of what you need to be doing in your research … if you're an experienced genealogist you might be surprised to discover how much of the accredited methodology you only "sort of knew" and that knowing the accredited research precepts can actually help revitalize your current search. Topics are chosen directly from Marsha's textbook, Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Basics for Everyone, so it's easy to follow along with the talk … textbooks are distributed before the lecture so participants can peruse them during the lecture and can optionally purchase to take home for $20/each (a 20% discount).

More details … Town and Country Public Library District's Events http://www.elburn.lib.il.us/adult/elburn-historical-collection-genealogyFundamentals of Genealogy Event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1420418954857145/Fundamentals of Genealogy Blog's Upcoming Events http://fundamentalsofgenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/03/upcoming-fudamentals-of-genealogy.html


Oct 11 - Northbrook, IL

Northbrook History Museum
1776 Walters Avenue
Northbrook, IL

North Suburban Genealogical Society public meeting

The meeting will feature Ginger Frere, MLIS Mining the National Archives
What’s in the archives that I can’t find online? Why make the trip? This session will
explore some of the lesser known holdings of the National Archives—at the Great Lakes Region and in Washington, D.C. Post Office records, Great Lakes Maritime records, passport applications and much more. Come learn about the ways you can find and access these genealogical gold mines.

The public is invited to attend the NSGS monthly meeting

The meeting begins at 1:00 PM and is free and open to the public. Guests are welcome and are invited to bring a friend and enjoy refreshments. The meeting room is handicap accessible.

For more information:
http://nsgsil.org


November 1 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


November 1 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago's Greatest Year: 1893 The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis" with Joseph Gustaitis - Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. central

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

Author Joseph Gustaitis will be joining us to share about his book and the year 1893 in Chicago. There is an almost endless list of achievements that took place in Chicago in 1893. Chicago’s most important skyscraper was completed in 1893, and Frank Lloyd opened his office in the same year. African American physician and Chicagoan Daniel Hale Williams performed one of the first known open-heart surgeries in 1893. Sears and Roebuck was incorporated and William Wrigley invented Juicy Fruit gum that year. These are just a few of the achievements in Chicago in 1893.
Learn more about the book at: http://www.siupress.com/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=5894&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


Fire Up Your Genealogy Workshop — Elgin, IL

The Elgin Genealogical Society is putting on a one-year long workshop to help a person get started…or restarted…with genealogy research. Each monthly program will cover a different topic important to helping you further your research. The workshops will be held on the third Thursday of each month in the Community Room, first floor of the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120 and begin
at 7:00 pm. All EGS meetings are open to the public. The program schedule is:

Date Topic
March 20 — Turning Fiction to Fact: Using, Identifying and Citing Sources
April 17 — Making Sense of the Census
May 15 — Organizing your Research
June 19 — Using Libraries to Continue your Research
July 17 — Using Websites to Help Your Research
August 21 — Analyzing and Tracking your Research
September 18 — Digging into Land Records: The Neglected Resource
October 16 — Dusting Off those Old Court Records
November 20 — Fanning the Flames

While designed to be a one-year long workshop a person does not have to attend all programs. For more information please email moc.loa|SGniglE#moc.loa|SGniglE


December 6 - Chicago, IL

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"The Crash: How One Chicago Family Navigated Personal and Financial Loss in the 1930's during The Great Depression" with Patricia Desmond Biallas - Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. central

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

This presentation is a true story of one Chicago family in the 1930s as it struggled with the realities wrought by the Great Depression. Genealogical documents, family lore and photos from the family album are woven together to bring this story to life. Patricia Desmond Biallas (our speaker) is a writer, editor and family historian with a passion for Irish, Civil War and Chicago History. She maintains her own blog at www.geneajourneys.wordpress.com where she recounts stories of ancestors who struggled, succeeded and simply survived the challenges of the times they have lived in.

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


December 6 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


January 3, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


February 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"The Write Stuff: Family Histories with Substance and Appeal" with Debra Mieszala, CG - Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. central

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

Debbie Mieszala, CG, is a Certified Genealogist sm , national level lecturer and author. She has taught at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburg, has been published in NGS Magazine, The Digital Genealogist and OnBoard. Narrative genealogical writing does not need to be dull. Learn to artfully weave facts into passages that help to bring an ancestor to life.

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


February 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


March 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago's Hidden Genealogical Resources" an invitational event of the Chicago Genealogical Society - Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

Chicagoland genealogical societies share their "Hidden Genealogical Resources" … more details soon!

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


March 14, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


April 4, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


April 4, 2015 - Chicago, IL

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"Chicago House History Research" with Lesley Martin - Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. central

Chicago Genealogical Society (meeting at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL)

"Chicago House History Research" … more details soon!

This program is free and visitors are welcome … we look forward to seeing you there! Program details: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/event.html

Stay in touch with the Chicago Genealogical Society
Website: http://www.ChicagoGenealogy.orgBlog: http://chicagogenealogicalsociety.blogspot.com/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoGenealogicalSocietyTwitter: @ChicagoGenSoc Hashtag—> #ChicagoGenSoc … CGS FamilySearch Wiki Page: Coming soon! … YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChicagoGenSocPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/ChicagoGenSoc/Mail: P. O. Box 1160, Chicago, IL 60690-1160 … Email: gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni#gro.ygolaeneGogacihC|ofni


May 2, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


28 May through 1 June 2015 - Galesburg, Illinois

From 28 May through 1 June 2015 the first Carl Sandburg Institute of Genealogy will be held at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Four tracks of study over 4.5 days are scheduled. Nationally-known genealogical-research experts will present the following tracks:

*Refining Internet and Digital Skills for Genealogy (coordinator Cyndi Ingle of CyndisList)
*Advanced Methodology and Analysis (coordinator Michael John Neill of Genealogy Tip of the Day), The Advancing Genealogist: Research Standards, Tools, and Records (coordinator Debbie Mieszala, CGSM),
*Germanic Research Sources and Methods (coordinator Teresa McMillin, CGSM).

Getting to Galesburg is easy. Galesburg is:
*located on Interstate 74,
*one hour from Moline or Peoria airports,
*two hours from Springfield, and
*has four daily Amtrak trains from Chicago (and direct routes from many locations including Denver, Omaha, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City).

Registration opens in September and will be announced on the website (http://www.sandburggenealogy.com) and on social media, including the CSIG Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/sandburggenealogy).

Email Michael John Neill at ude.grubdnas|llienm#ude.grubdnas|llienm to be added to mailing list for announcements.

Hotel and meal plan information is forthcoming.

Carl Sandburg College is located in the heart of the Midwest and has received national accolades for its innovative use of technology and state of the art instructional facilities. CG or Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.


June 6, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


July 11, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


August 1, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

flickr:14018871027

The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


September 12, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

flickr:14018871027

The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


October 3, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

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The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


November 7, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

flickr:14018871027

The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org


December 5, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

flickr:14018871027

The Newberry
60 W. Walton
Chicago, IL. 60610

9:30 am
Stop at the first floor information desk for meeting location.

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you are welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room where a reference librarian will be available to provide suggestions and assistance. Reservations not required. Free.

http://www.newberry.org




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