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.
After the reading rooms close, join the Chicago Genealogical Society for their monthly meeting at 1:30. This month’s event is Sound Research Practices: Sources and Citations. The speaker will be Ginger Frere, MLIS.
If you’re a beginning genealogist or have ever scratched your head trying to identify a document in your old research files, this session is for you. Learn the basics of evaluating a document and the information it contains. Find out how to cite sources appropriately. Resources to guide you in becoming a better genealogist will also be discussed.