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 orientation, stay and start your research in the General Reading Room where the reference staff will be available to assist you.
For a quick update on happenings at the National Archives, take a look at Researcher News. The Spring 2015 issue contains great information on a new “Digitization on Demand” program at the John F.
Although the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 is the fire most associated with Chicago, there have been other significant conflagrations in the city’s history.