Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course | Newberry

Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Saturday, April 22

9 am - noon

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by February 10): $65

Regular Price (after February 10): $71.50

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Seminar Description

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. One session.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is a forensic genealogist and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has led genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library since 2002.

Materials List


  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone

    • Note: This textbook is scheduled to be published in March.

First Readings:

  • None

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