Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $80
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $88
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. This one-session course will show you where to begin tracing your family’s history in America. 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. E - $80, L - $88
Marsha Peterson-Maass is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series and has led genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library since 2002.
Recommended (not required):
- Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN: 978-0578184166
- Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN-13: 978-0578184173
Both books are available for purchase from the Newberry Library Bookstore, or available directly from the publisher at https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/FundamentalsOfGenealogy
There is no reading assignment for the first class.