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Genealogy and Local History Orientation

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:31

Join us this coming Saturday, August 2nd, 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.

An Interview with Rev. David McDonald

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:39

An interesting interview with Rev. David McDonald, our Fall Workshop speaker, appeared in the July 21, 2014 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Chicago Vital Records

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:23

FamilySearch.org has once again expanded their online collections of Illinois vital records. The “Illinois, Cook County, Deaths” collection now includes Chicago deaths from 1959-1994. The “Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates” collection indicates that it now includes births from 1878 -1938; however this is still a work in process.

The Book Fair is Coming!

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 13:42

In case you’ve haven’t marked your calendar, it’s time for the annual Newberry Book Fair. And this year the Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country, is celebrating its 30th anniversary! The Fair will be held Thursday, July 24th, through Sunday, July 27th.

I snuck in early, just to take a peek, and found loads of books that might be of interest to genealogists. Here’re just a few:

The Challenge: 50,000 Indexers and Arbitrators. 24 hours.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:22

While this challenge may not have the cachet of the Guinness World Records for the fastest time to type a text message while performing head spins or the fastest time to jump over 10 objects on a unicycle, it’s a challenge you can easily participate in from home.

The Newberry Fall Genealogy Workshop

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 08:16

Save the Date - September 6, 2014
The Newberry Fall Genealogy Workshop
A Morning with Dr. David McDonald, CG
9:30 am - 12:45 pm

July Orientation and Tour

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:24

Join us this 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.