Event—Public Programming

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

Want to branch out and fill in your family tree? Eager to take your genealogical research to the next level? In this free, hour-long orientation, Newberry staff will introduce you to the Newberry and the huge selection of genealogical resources we offer. Aimed at researchers new to the Newberry and its genealogical collections, this session will be followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you’re welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room, where a reference librarian will provide suggestions and assistance.

No registration is required to attend this orientation.

In order to maximize research time, you can register for your Newberry Readers Card in advance. (Select “First Time Users.”) Readers Cards will be issued during the orientation.

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