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On the Shelf: The Juggler's Children

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:23

Abraham, Carolyn. The Juggler’s Children.: A Family History Gene By Gene. Toronto  Random House Of Canada, Limited 2013. (Call # On-order)

Unlocking the Doors to Your Home’s Past

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 11:00

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2-3 pm
Unlocking the Doors to Your Home’s Past
La Grange Park Public Library
555 N. La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60526
Contact: Kate Zdenek, Adult Services Director, 708-352-0100

DAR Application Assistance

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 08:22

Christina Bannon is a member of Chicago Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, the oldest Chapter in the nation. She is presently serving Illinois as State Registrar, and the National Society as the National Vice Chairman, North Central Division, Volunteer Genealogist.

Since 2009, Christina has earned over 150 member-for-member credits; the most credits received by anyone in Illinois, for helping women join the DAR. Christina regularly offers her expertise at Newberry Library, helping individuals find their Revolutionary War ancestors.

Visit from D. Joshua Taylor

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 08:28

Thanks to all who attended the full day workshop by Joshua Taylor, sponsored by the Newberry and the Chicago Genealogical Society. We hope you’ll be inspired to come in to the library to get started on your research or tackle those brick walls.

As always, Joshua was a lively and entertaining speaker. He shared many of his own family stories and research experiences to illustrate methods that all genealogists can use to uncover their own ancestry. It was a great day for both the beginners and the advanced genealogists who attended.

Genealogy and Local History Orientation

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 08:47

Join us next Saturday at 9:30 for the monthly Genealogy and Local History Orientation. This event is especially helpful for those new to genealogical research or new to research at the Newberry. After the oriention, stay and start your research in the General Reading Room where the reference staff will be available to assist you.

HeritageQuestOnline, Now Powered by Ancestry

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:07

As of today, HeritageQuest Online has a new look and feel with more content and a more powerful search function. Access via your local library should remain unchanged. The new version of the site includes: