Saturday, May 5th - Genealogy Happenings

What: Local and Family History Orientation (free)
Where: The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago
When: 9:30 am
Who: Matt Rutherford
More information: http://www.newberry.org/programs-genealogists

This free orientation will introduce novices to the basics of research with an informal orientation. No reservations are necessary.

Stay at the Newberry to research for awhile before you attend the next event or head to Harwood Heights to learn about house history.

What: Genealogy “Speed Dating”
Where: Chicago Genealogical Society, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago
When: 1:30 pm
Who: Matt Rutherford
More information: http://www.newberry.org/programs-genealogists

Come and participate in an exciting and fun new program. Bring your “brick wall” research questions and you will have an opportunity to ask an expert. You will only have a limited time for each question. SPEED is the key, so be clear and specific with your questions. Participate and also learn from other members as they get helpon their “brick walls”. It will be an interactive and enjoyable program.

What: Unlocking the Doors to Your Home’s Past
Where: Eisenhower Public Library, 4613 N. Oketo, Harwood Heights, IL
When: 2:00 pm
Who: Grace Dumelle
More information: http://eisenhowerlibrary.org/

Satisfy your curiosity about your own home or one in the family. Learn techniques for dating a residence, discovering the architect, and unearthing old photos and plans. You can also find out who lived there, what they did for a living, and other fascinating tidbits, just as genealogist Grace DuMelle has done for many clients. Her presentation is geared to the Harwood Heights area. Copies of her book, Finding Your Chicago Ancestors, will be available for signing and purchase.

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