Online Resources for Genealogy Research | Newberry

Online Resources for Genealogy Research

Led by Caron Primas Brennan. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Saturday, November 2

1 - 4 pm

This seminar is full. Please call 312-255-3700.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $85
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $93.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This seminar is full. Please call 312-255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Seminar Description

This course will review the largest online genealogical databases—Ancestry,, MyHeritage, and Find My Past—comparing their strengths and surveying ways to use them effectively. Additionally, it will review the electronic genealogical resources available through the Newberry: American Ancestors,, Fold3, and HeritageQuest Online. As time permits, we will also look at other little known but helpful resources available through the Newberry or the internet, including the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries and Chicago Ancestors.

One session. E - $85, L - $93.5

Caron Primas Brennan is a frequent speaker on genealogy at local libraries and genealogical societies, as well as a blogger and a researcher of her own family tree and those of others. She has taught at the Newberry since 2009 and is a board member of the Chicago Genealogical Society.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.