Genealogy Saturday

Join us this Saturday 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 orientation, stay and start your research in the General Reading Rooms where the reference staff will be available to assist you.

After the reading rooms close, join the Chicago Genealogical Society for their monthly meeting. This month’s presentation is “Privacy and Our Ancestors” with speaker Thomas MacEntee. With all the news about privacy, identity theft and the role of access to vital records, have you ever considered that in 2012 most of us (at least here in the United States) have more privacy than our ancestors? As a result of living in the a digital age ruled by the Internet and social media, is there really less privacy than in prior years? In fact, the reverse is true. Learn what type of information about your ancestors was public and how to find it!

The meeting starts at 1:30 pm.

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