Organize, Preserve, and Present Your Genealogy | Newberry

Organize, Preserve, and Present Your Genealogy

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, September 28

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

Confused about how to organize your genealogical materials? Try getting started with the Fundamentals of Genealogy®’s “Organizational Challenge!” In this one-session course, you’ll first become acquainted with effective organizational and preservation techniques for your paper and digital research files, heirlooms, family photos, and other materials. Then, you’ll explore how to create an array of paper and electronic presentations with your newly organized and preserved genealogy collection.

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

Marsha Peterson-Maass is an adjunct professor and author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series. She has led genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library since 2002.

Materials List


  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN: 978-0578184166
  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN: 978-0-578184173

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.