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.
Curb your dependence on Ancestry.com’s shaky leaf hints by taking your genealogical project to the next level! This single-session class will focus on three areas: how to make Ancestry work for you; how to use other important genealogical databases and repositories; and how to employ new strategies to achieve research independence.
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.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.