Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet both virtually and in the building for the Winter/Spring term. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Newberry has one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections. This one-session course will show you accredited research methods for tracing your family’s history in America. You will also learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts, and see a step-by-step example of finding genealogical information at home and in public sources.
One session. Registration – $85/$76.5
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 Library since 2002.
Marsha Peterson-Maass, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-18416-6.
Marsha Peterson-Maass, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-18417-3
There is no first reading assignment
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 19th . Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
Please note: The Newberry uses Learning Stream for all Adult Education Seminar registrations. 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 email@example.com.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.