Fundamentals of Genealogy 8: Genealogical Researcher’s Practicum | Newberry

Fundamentals of Genealogy 8: Genealogical Researcher’s Practicum

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Saturday, October 21

12:30 - 3:30 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $70
Regular Price (after September 1): $77

This seminar has been cancelled.

Seminar Description

This seminar is the sixth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.

The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogical research collections in the nation. Whether you’re a beginner or simply looking for formal fundamentals training, try these seminars, tailored to meet your research needs. Take all six or just those that interest you most.

In this “hands on” session, we’ll put it all together by reviewing genealogical sources and methods, then via case studies, we’ll discuss how best to formulate research strategies. (While a laptop or other electronic device is not required, you’ll be able to explore online sources if you bring one.) One session.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has led numerous genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library since 2002.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class. The instructor will make the below recommended textbooks available to use in the classroom whether students choose to purchase them or not.


  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-18417-3
  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-18416-6
    • Both texts will be available for purchase directly from the instructor in the classroom, as well as from the publisher,, at

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.