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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., 11/18/2017
E.g., 11/18/2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Led by Ginger Frere and Matt Rutherford. Four sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
Think the Fire burned your chance to discover what Chicago was like in its early days? Think again!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
We’ll walk through in-depth instruction for practical uses of the Newberry Library’s catalogs and guides for genealogy, forensic photo analysis, and Google’s Research Tools…
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
This seminar offers a wealth of helpful tools plus in-depth instruction for practical uses of online resources, county boundaries, maps, timelines, genealogical precepts, and other research strategies.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is the first class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
This seminar is the second class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is the third class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
This seminar is the fourth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.
This seminar has been cancelled.
This seminar is the sixth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Teresa McMillin. Four sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
Learn how to research your immigrant ancestor’s German origins in this course, which will guide you through the process of researching a German immigrant using United States sources.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session, 9 am - noon.
This seminar is the fifth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Led by Karen Stanbary. Two sessions, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
This seminar provides a hands-on, in-depth exploration of the many tools available via the free-third party website GEDmatch.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Led by Karen Stanbary. Two sessions, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Genome Mate Pro is powerful organizational and analysis software to use with autosomal DNA results to solve genealogical problems.