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.
5:45 - 7:45 pm
Sixty percent of Americans descended from immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island, and multitudes of Chicagoans can claim Ellis as their ancestor’s entry point into the United States. This seminar explores the iconic status of this island and details the procedures of immigration, including how arrivals were processed between 1892 and 1954. Using architectural drawings, immigration
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.