Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $80
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $88
** 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.
The Newberry has one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections. This one-session course will acquaint you with accredited research methods for tracing your family’s history in America. We will learn about genealogical relationships and traditional family trees and charts, and we will also look at a step-by-step procedure for finding genealogical information in Home and Public sources.
One session. E - $80, L - $88
Marsha Peterson-Maass is a nationally recognized speaker and the author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series. She has led numerous genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library since 2002.
You can purchase the following two recommended textbooks as below. Instructor will also make them available to use in the classroom whether you choose to purchase them or not.
- Marsha Peterson Maass, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN: 978-0578184166
- Marsha Peterson Maass, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN: 978-0578184173
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.