Passage to the World: the Emigrant Experience, 1807-1940.
Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword, 2013.
Call No. JV 6029 .B76 2013
Investigation of conditions aboard passenger ships ferrying emigrants to America.
Di Bonaventura, Allegra.
For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England.
New York: Liverwright, 2013.
Call No. F104 .N7 D5 2013
Portrait of slavery in the early North.
Last Saturday we were lucky enough to have Dr. Dave McDonald give two lectures at the Newberry. The first lecture discussed Illinois migration patterns and provided a fascinating view of the growth of the State of Illinois - how people arrived here, who they were and where they settled. If you have Illinois ancestors, here are some examples of Newberry resources which might help you with your research:
Tuesday, September 9th, 6:30 pm
Sun City (Huntley) Genealogy Club
Presenter: Ginger Frere
New Tools for Finding Old Stuff
Technology is changing the face of genealogy. Come take a look at some new online tools and techniques for finding our elusive ancestors. Bing, iPhone apps, software “to-go,” current maps overlain by historic maps, online classes, digital libraries, wikis and more! Learn how these tools can enhance your genealogical bag of tricks.
This Saturday, September 6th, the monthly orientation and tour will be abbreviated so that visitors can also attend the annual Newberry Fall Genealogy Workshop: A Morning With Rev. David McDonald. The event is free and registration is not required.
Also, the early registration deadline for the fall Newberry Seminars is September 9. There are still places left in:
It’s back to school time - a great reminder to take a look at some lesser-known school records. In Chicago, the Board of Education has published several different documents which you might find helpful. All of these publications are available at the Newberry for the dates indicated. You may find various issues online as well. Check the “Sneak peek” links to see some samples of these great resources.