Canceled - Genealogy and Local History Orientation | Newberry

Canceled - Genealogy and Local History Orientation

Friday, May 1, 2020

9 to 10 am

Meet in the Newberry Lobby

This program has been canceled.
Open to the Public
Programs for Genealogists

The Newberry has been closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19. To enable our community to follow the standards of social distancing mandated by public health officials, we are canceling this program. Please visit for more information and for regular updates regarding Newberry operations.

Want to branch out and fill in your family tree? Eager to take your genealogical research to the next level? In this free, hour-long orientation, Newberry staff will introduce you to the Newberry and the huge selection of genealogical resources we offer.

Designed for researchers new to the library and its genealogical collections, this session will be followed by a short tour of the library. Afterwards, you’re welcome to begin your research in the General Reading Room, where a reference librarian will provide suggestions and assistance.

No registration is required to attend this orientation.

In order to maximize research time, you can register for your Newberry Readers Card in advance. (Select “First Time Users.”) Readers Cards will be issued during the orientation.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to all. No tickets required.