Calendar

E.g., 03/05/2015
E.g., 03/05/2015
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 14, 2015
With Firmness in the Right: The Moral History of the Civil War

9 am - 4 pm 

The American Civil War was as much a clash of moral visions as a fight over political doctrines or economic systems. In this seminar, participants will discuss how Northerners and Southerners saw the moral stakes of the conflict, and whether the ends, both as perceived and actually achieved by the combatants, justified the often ruthless means employed to fight…

Thursday, March 19, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
1865 - 1914: Remaking America, Birthing an Empire

2 - 4 pm 

The Civil War ended the old order in a violent conflagration. How was America to be remade? We will examine this remaking—a turbulent, violent struggle over vision, power, and the meaning of America. Topics include the growth of the new industrial order, the struggle to reshape America along more democratic lines, the creation of a new national political system…

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)
Best Addresses: Notable Residential Streets in Chicago

10:30 am - 12 pm10:30 am - 12:30 pm on April 11th

Registration is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

Seminar Description

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…