Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course

Saturday, September 21, 2013

10 am – 1 pm

Online registration is closed; call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass

The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. This one-session course will show you where to begin tracing your family’s history in America. Learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts, ancestral software, DNA testing for kinship, and accredited research methods for finding information in home and public sources.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is a forensic genealogist and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has taught Newberry seminars since 2003.

Materials List
Required:
Paper and pen for note taking

Recommended:
Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone (instructor will bring copies to class for students to use and optionally purchase to take home for $20).

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

One session, $85.