For the Fall 2021 term, we're offering a mix of virtual and in-person classes. Although we are still primarily virtual, you will find a smaller selection of in-person seminars in the schedule. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. Registration opens on September 1st at 9am (Central time). Registration will take place through our online platform, Learning Stream.
Take this whole three-part series and build your genealogy research toolbox. Register below for all three seminars or select the individual seminars that appeal the most to you.
Genealogy Toolbox: A FamilySearch.org Primer
October 7 - October 14
Take a tour of the under-utilized FamilySearch.org website to see what it has to offer genealogy researchers. This course will include a review of this free resource and all the research opportunities it offers, as well as other tools useful for genealogists and family historians.
Genealogy Toolbox: An Ancestry.com Primer
October 21 -October 28
So, you think you know Ancestry? In this course, we will take a tour of the Ancestry.com website to reveal all it has to offer genealogy researchers,, focusing especially on tips and tricks for getting the most from the site.
Genealogy Toolbox: Family History Databases to Know
November 4 - November 11
Have you exhausted your old standby resources? Do you need some new records to review? This genealogy workshop will introduce you to family history databases you may have heard of but never utilized, in particular Fold3.com (a military history site), Newspapers.com, American Ancestors, and FindMyPast.
Six sessions. Registration – $230
Caron Primas Brennan is a frequent speaker on genealogy at local libraries and genealogical societies. She has taught at the Newberry since 2009 and is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for this seminar.