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Programs for Genealogists

Charles Lippincott. Genealogical Tree of the Lippincott Family, 1880.

Charles Lippincott. Genealogical Tree of the Lippincott Family, 1880.

In conjunction with the Newberry’s strong collections in Genealogy and Local History, we offer a variety of programs to enhance and improve your genealogy research skills. For a full list of upcoming genealogy programs, see the Genealogy Calendar.

Adult Education Seminars on genealogy subjects are offered throughout the year. There are a wide range of topics. Recent offerings include “60 Minutes to Better Genealogy,” “Finding Your Chicago Ancestors,” and “Using Family Tree Maker.”

Interested in learning about your family history or researching your neighborhood, but don’t know where to start? Attend a monthly orientation. On the first Saturday of every month at 9 am, a member of the Newberry’s Genealogy and Local History reference staff will introduce beginners to the basics of research with an informal orientation. Admission is free. No reservations are required. (For months when the reading rooms are closed on the first Saturday, orientations will be held on the second Saturday.)

Read the Genealogy Blog for more on genealogy resources and events.

Upcoming Genealogy Events

Saturday, January 4, 2020
Programs for Genealogists
Free and open to all. No ticket required.
Want to branch out and fill in your family tree? Eager to take your genealogical research to the next level? In this free, hour-long orientation, Newberry staff will introduce you to the Newberry and the huge selection of genealogical resources we offer. Aimed at researchers new to the Newberry and its genealogical collections, this session will be followed by a short tour of the library.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Programs for Genealogists
Free and open to all. No ticket required.
Want to branch out and fill in your family tree? Eager to take your genealogical research to the next level? In this free, hour-long orientation, Newberry staff will introduce you to the Newberry and the huge selection of genealogical resources we offer. Aimed at researchers new to the library and its genealogical collections, this session will be followed by a short tour of the library.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Programs for Genealogists
Free and open to all. No tickets required.
Want to branch out and fill in your family tree? Eager to take your genealogical research to the next level? In this free, hour-long orientation, Newberry staff will introduce you to the Newberry and the huge selection of genealogical resources we offer. Aimed at researchers new to the library and its genealogical collections, this session will be followed by a short tour of the library.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Programs for Genealogists
Free and open to all. Reserve your free ticket starting Feb. 3.
Join experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation as they describe the ins and outs of genealogical research focused on the Emerald Isle.