Event—Adult Education

Sharing Your Genealogy with Family and Friends


You’ve done the research, you’ve unearthed the stories. Now what?

Leonard Hare Sr., Leonard Hare Jr., with a member of the next generation, at AIC 1984 Annual Pow Wow. Photo by Joe Kazumura. Part of the "Seeing Indian in Chicago" 1985 exhibition. Call number: Ayer Modern MS Seeing Indian Series 4 Box 3 Folder 54

Class Description

How do you present your genealogy research to non-genealogist family and friends in an interesting way? You can tell them stories in casual conversation, but maybe you want to create something less ephemeral. In this class, we will look at ideas on sharing stories and findings through websites, books, videos, blogs and other methods. Designed to be engaging and interactive, this class will give you plenty of time to ask questions and plan your own project.

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.

Materials List

No required materials and no first reading assignment.

Cost and Registration

Two sessions, $95 ($85.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.


National Library Week

This class coincides with National Library Week (April 23-29), a week-long event organized by the American Library Association to celebrate the work of libraries across the United States.

To celebrate, we're offering 10% off all purchases at the Newberry Bookshop (both in-store and online) for the entire week! To access the discount online, enter the code Tome 10 at checkout.

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