Upcoming genealogy events, new resources, research tips, and other information from Newberry Reference and Genealogy Services.
Monday, May 23, 7-8 pm
“Tools to Dig Deeper: Probate and Inquest Records”
Winnetka Public Library
768 Oak St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Contact: Nick Mall, Interim Head of Adult Services, email@example.com, 847-446-7220
It’s worth looking for a probate case even if you think your ancestor didn’t have money,says Genealogy and Local History Assistant Grace Dumelle. You can find relatives you didn’t know existed, a listing of property and furnishings, and bills from service providers. When you see a coroner’s signature on a death certificate, or have a newspaper account of an accident, obtain the inquest to open a fascinating window on the circumstances of the death.
Copies of Grace’s book, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors, will be available for signing and purchase.