In this one-day seminar, we will review and compare the four largest online genealogical databases—Ancestry, FamilySearch.org, MyHeritage, and Find My Past—looking at their strengths and exploring how to use them effectively. We will also review other electronic resources available through the Newberry, including American Ancestors, Fold3, and HeritageQuest Online. Additionally, and as time permits, we will look at other helpful resources, like the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries and Chicago Ancestors.
One session. E – $85, R – $93.50
Caron Primas Brennan is a frequent speaker on genealogy at local libraries and genealogical societies, as well as a blogger and a genealogical researcher. She has taught at the Newberry since 2009 and is a Board member of the Chicago Genealogical Society.
There are no required materials for this seminar.
There is no reading assignment for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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