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Programs and Events

The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required. Many of our programs are recorded, and you can listen to them on our website.

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E.g., 08/24/2019
E.g., 08/24/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session. 9 am - noon.
The Newberry has one of the nation’s strongest genealogy collections. This one-session course will introduce you to accredited methods for tracing your family’s history in America. Learn about genealogical relationships, traditional family trees and charts…
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Led by Marsha Peterson-Maass. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
Confused about how to organize your genealogical materials? Try getting started with the Fundamentals of Genealogy®’s “Organizational Challenge!” In this one-session course, you’ll first become acquainted with effective organizational and preservation techniques for your paper and digital research files…
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Led by Caron Primas Brennan. One session. 1 - 4 pm.
This course will review the largest online genealogical databases—Ancestry,, MyHeritage, and Find My Past—comparing their strengths and surveying ways to use them effectively. Additionally, it will review the electronic genealogical resources available through the Newberry…