Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course | Newberry

Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course

Saturday, October 18, 2014

1 - 4 pm

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maas

The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. This one-session course will show you where to begin tracing your family’s history in America. Learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts, DNA testing for kinship, and accredited research methods for finding information at home and in public sources.

Marsha Peterson–Maass is a forensic genealogist and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has taught numerous seminars at Newberry.

Materials List

Required Text(s):

  • Participants should bring paper and pen for note taking.
  • Instructor will provide handouts with an extensive agenda outline plus several pages from the Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone textbook.


  • Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone . Instructor will bring copies to class for students to use and optionally purchase to take home for $20.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

One session, $65.
Register Online.