Upcoming History, Genealogy, and Social Science Seminars

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Starting July 11, 2015
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.
Led by Grace Dumelle and Ginger Frere
Seminar Description Sometimes 60 minutes of instruction on a focused topic can help you push through a particular question or task in your genealogical research project. Take all 12 sessions over 3 Saturdays (June 20, June 27, and July 11), or...
Starting July 25, 2015
Saturdays, July 25 – August 15
Led by Karen Stanbary
Seminar Description All genealogists know the frustration of being stymied when a paper trail ends or there is not enough evidence to prove a relationship. But DNA analysis, combined with traditional documentary research methods, can extend the...
Starting August 1, 2015
Led by Joseph Harrington
Seminar Description How could a nation “conceived in liberty” support human slavery as it expanded? Why were calls to abolish the “peculiar institution” considered so extreme, repugnant, and immoral? Participants in this one-day seminar will discuss...