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Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone Sold Out
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March 8 - March 22

The Newberry has one of the strongest genealogy research collections in the nation. 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.

Research Methodology
Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm, March 8
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 8
We will cover how to find and use U.S. Federal Census, religious, and vital records and more using,, and

Records Group II
Saturday, 10 am - Noon, March 15
We will focus on library research and reference tools, including genealogical resources at the Newberry, 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 15
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, Analyzing, Recording, and Organizing
Saturday, 10 am - Noon, March 22
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 methods of information analysis, recording software, citations, style sheets, and organizing many forms of information.

Records Group IV
Saturday, 1 - 3 pm, March 22
We will cover the important sources of maps, land records, newspapers, and immigration and naturalization records.

Marsha Peterson-Maas is a forensic genealogist and member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists. She has taught Newberry seminars since 2003.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/8/2014 and ending 3/22/2014 at 1:00PM
Attendees: 1 $193.50 ea.
Attendees: 1 $215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $193.50 ea.