Join us next Saturday at 9:30 for the monthly Genealogy and Local History Orientation. This event is especially helpful for those new to genealogical research or new to research at the Newberry. After the oriention, stay and start your research in the General Reading Room where the reference staff will be available to assist you until 1pm when the room closes.
Grab a quick lunch and come back at 1:30 to join the Chicago Genealogical Society for “Finding Your Roots in a Chicago Building.” Chicago History Museum’s Leslie Martin, will be on hand to share her presentation about house histories and finding architectural and other information about Chicago buildings and houses as well as answer any questions you may have about the collection at the CHM. The Chicago History Museum holds many resources for researching the history of Chicago building, whether you want to know something about your condo in a former shoe factory, a bungalow on the west side, or a downtown commercial building.