Are you interested in military history or do you have ancestors who were in the military? Have you ever wanted to learn more about their movements? Possibly what was happening in history during their enlistment?
It is a bittersweet time at the Newberry as we learn of the retirement of Loretto (Lou) Szucs of Ancestry.com. It is impossible to enumerate the many trails Lou has blazed in her 30+-year genealogy career, but it is not an over-exaggeration to say that she has always had genealogists’ backs. From her many seats of power and influence in genealogy societies, organizations, and at Ancestry.com, Lou single-handedly made sure that genealogists voices were heard and that they had a seat at the table as the research world went online.
As announced previously, filling out individual call slips in order to request materials from the Newberry’s collection will soon be a thing of the past. Starting in May, Newberry researchers will be able to use a software package called Aeon to reserve collection items with a simple click of the mouse. Links will be located on each record page in the online catalog and in Newberry finding aids.
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 until 1pm when the room closes.
Abraham, Carolyn. The Juggler’s Children.: A Family History Gene By Gene. Toronto Random House Of Canada, Limited 2013. (Call # On-order)