Event—Adult Education

Fundamentals of Genealogy 7: Genealogical Research in Libraries & Newberry Tour

This seminar is the fifth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $70
Regular Price (after September 1): $77

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Seminar Description

This seminar is the fifth class in the Fundamentals of Genealogy Series.

The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogical research collections in the nation. Whether you're a beginner or simply looking for formal fundamentals training, try these seminars, tailored to meet your research needs. Take all six or just those that interest you most.

This session will focus on library research and reference, including genealogical resources at the Newberry Library, a tour of the Newberry, library catalog searching, inter-library loan, Chicago genealogical materials, and more using Newberry.org, Ancestry.com, and FamilySearch.org. One session.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has led numerous genealogy seminars at the Newberry Library since 2002.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class. The instructor will make the below recommended textbooks available to use in the classroom whether students choose to purchase them or not.


  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-18417-3
  • Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN-13: 978-0-578-18416-6
    • Both texts will be available for purchase directly from the instructor in the classroom, as well as from the publisher, Lulu.com, at http://www.lulu.com/shop/marsha-peterson-maass/fundamentals-of-genealogy-the-most-helpful-tools-youve-never-used/paperback/product-23143696.html

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.