E.g., 03/02/2015
E.g., 03/02/2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
An Introduction to DNA for Kinship

1 - 4 pm

Seminar Description

Whether you have taken any DNA tests or not, this seminar will give you the information and tools to understand mtDNA, Y-DNA, and atDNA test results including haplogroups and ethnicity and cousin matches. We will also discuss options for kinship results and networking beyond the offerings of the three leading testing companies.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Genealogy Saturday with D. Joshua Taylor

9 am - 2:45 pm

Full day workshop, sponsored by the Newberry and the Chicago Genealogical Society, featuring popular genealogist D. Joshua Taylor, of Who Do You Think You Are (NBC and TLC) and Genealogy Roadshow (PBS) fame.

Saturday, March 14, 2015
Genealogy and Local History Orientation

9:30 am

The Genealogy and Local History staff will introduce visitors to the Newberry and explain how to use its collections at an informal orientation. Aimed at researchers new to the library and/or new to genealogical research, this session will last approximately an hour, followed by a short tour of the library.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone

Whether you’re new to genealogy or simply looking for formal fundamentals training, try these seminars, tailored to meet your research needs. Take all six or just those that interests you most.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
An Introduction to Western European Surnames

1 – 3 pm

This class has been cancelled.

What mysteries of the past can be unlocked by your family’s last names? This seminar provides an introduction to the surnames of Western Europe, which derive from family lineage, occupations, nicknames, and placenames. In addition to a primary focus on English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, we will touch on Jewish surnames, as well as Dutch, Gaelic…