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Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone Sold Out
March 9 - March 23

Whether you are a beginner or looking for formal fundamentals training, try these seminars, tailored to meet your research needs. Take all six or just those that interest you most.

Six-session rate: $195. For Associates of the Newberry, seniors, and students: $170.

Research Methodology
Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm, March 9

We will tackle the fundamentals of accredited genealogical research and process methodology including research basics, strategies for beginners, precepts, and establishing standards of proof. We will also review genealogical software and online research resources.

Records Group I
Saturday, 2 - 4 pm, March 9

We will focus on finding and using United States Federal Census, religious, and vital records, and more using,, and

Records Group II
Saturday, 10 am - Noon, March 16

We will focus on library research and reference tools, including genealogical resources at the Newberry Library, library catalog searching, inter-library loan, and Chicago genealogical materials. The session will include a brief tour of the Newberry.

Records Group III
Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, March 16

We will discuss wills and probate records, local histories and city/county/telephone directories (including HeritageQuest Books), genealogical publications (including PERSI), as well as military, tax, and ethnic records.

Networking and Information Analysis, Recording, and Organizing
Saturday, 10 am - Noon, March 23

We will learn about networking both the "old-fashioned" way and online via genealogical service providers (like, social media, societies, email lists, e-bulletin boards, and DNA databases. We will also discuss information analysis methods, recording software, citations, style sheets, and organizing many forms of information.

Records Group IV
Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, March 23

We will cover the important sources of maps, land records, newspaper records, and immigration and naturalization records.

Marsha Peterson-Maass is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has taught numerous seminars at the Newberry.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/9/2013 and ending 3/23/2013 at 10:00AM
Attendees: 1 $ 195.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.