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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

E.g., 07/21/2018
E.g., 07/21/2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Led by Karen Stanbary. Three sessions, 1 - 4 pm.
This course explores genealogy through a fun, hands-on case study of a Sicilian immigrant family who resided in Chicago’s “Little Hell” neighborhood in the first decades of the twentieth century. In this seminar you will learn to use tried and true strategies to resolve conflicts in the evidence, including falsified identities.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Led by Karen Stanbary. Four sessions, 9 am - noon.
This is a newly updated course focusing on the organization and analysis of autosomal DNA match list and segment data to solve genealogical brick wall problems.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Led by Jack Shreve. One session, 1 - 4 pm.
All surnames mean something. Studying English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish surnames can reveal to you what European life was like in an earlier time, answering questions like, what kind of occupations were pointers, feidlers, and faucheurs?
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. This one-session course will show you where to begin tracing your family’s history in America.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 1 - 4 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Curb your dependence on Ancestry’s “shaky leaf hints” by taking your genealogical skills to the next level!