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.
Congratulations to Scott Holl! Scott was just honored as the winner of the William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship at the National Genealogy Society Conference. The Filby Award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the field of genealogy or local history. Scott is currently the St. Louis County Library’s manager of History and Genealogy, but he is also a former “Newberrian”.
Looking for an enjoyable way to learn something new this summer? Check out the list of upcoming History, Genealogy, and Social Science Seminars being offered here at the Newberry. Too busy to take a full seminar? Try one of the Sixty Minutes to Better Genealogy sessions.
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.
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.