10 am - noon
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $160
Regular Price (after February 10): $176
While records such as birth certificates and marriage licenses are commonly used by genealogists, knowing where to find a city’s unique records makes tracking those elusive ancestors easier. This seminar will cover research sources and strategies specific to Chicago in four lively, participatory sessions. The final session will include time for brainstorming solutions to participants’ Chicago research obstacles, or “brick walls.” The class is designed for all levels of researchers interested in former Chicagoans. Four sessions.
Ginger Frere, MLIS, is a professional researcher who provides a variety of research services to authors, professional historians, film makers, and individuals interested in genealogy. Her primary research interests include Chicago history and the creation of online tools for genealogists.
Dumelle, Grace. Finding Your Chicago Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide to Family History in the City and Cook County. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-1893121256