Home to one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections, the Newberry is an excellent place to pick up the fundamentals of genealogy research. This one-session class 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.
Marsha Peterson-Maass is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series and a board member of the Chicago Genealogical Society. She has led genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library every year since 2002.
- Fundamentals of Genealogy©: Basics for Everyone
- Fundamentals of Genealogy©: The Most Helpful Tools You've Never Used
- No first reading assignment
Cost and Registration
One session, $95 ($85.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.