Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course | Newberry

Beginning Genealogy: A Crash Course

Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session. 9 am - 12 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2020

9am-12pm

Full. Email seminars @newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

As a precaution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars Program’s Fall 2020 term will continue to be held virtually. Virtual seminars meet via Zoom video conference and use email and Google Drive folders to share resources and communicate with instructors and participants. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars and these tools, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please feel free to reach out to seminars@newberry.org.

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Seminar Description

The Newberry has one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections. This one-session seminar will introduce you to accredited methods for tracing your family’s history in America. Learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts, and a step-by-step procedure for finding genealogical information at home and in public sources.

One session. Registration – $85

Marsha Peterson–Maass is an adjunct professor of genealogy and the author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy textbook series. She has led numerous seminars at the Newberry since 2002.

Materials List

Recommended:

  • Marsha Peterson-Maass, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: Basics for Everyone. ISBN: 978-0578184166.

  • Marsha Peterson-Maass, Fundamentals of Genealogy®: The Most Helpful Tools You’ve Never Used. ISBN: 978-0-578184173.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Online registration opens at 9 am (CDT) on Tuesday, September 1st.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has reached capacity. Please email seminars@newberry.org to be added to the wait list.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.