Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course | Newberry

Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass
Saturday, May 1, 2021
One session, Saturday, May 1

9 am - 12 pm (Central Time)

 

Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet virtually via Zoom. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to seminars@newberry.org.

Seminar Description

The Newberry has one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections. This one-session seminar will introduce you to accredited methods for tracing your family’s history in America. Learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts, and a step-by-step procedure for finding genealogical information at home and in public sources.

One session. Registration – $85

Marsha Peterson-Maass is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy textbook series and a Director of Valor Research for Purple Hearts Reunited. She has led genealogy seminars at the Newberry since 2002.

Materials List

Recommended:

  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone by Marsha Peterson-Maass. ISBN: 978-0578184166.

  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Usedby Marsha Peterson-Maass. ISBN: 978-0-578184173

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.