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.
10 am - 12 pm
The use of DNA testing is exploding in the genealogy field. All genealogists know the frustration of being stymied when the paper trail ends or there is not enough evidence from existing documents to prove relationships. An analysis of DNA results, combined with traditional documentary research methods, can extend the reconstruction of your family tree. This in-depth …