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February Genealogy Events

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:24

Monday, February 2, 2015, 7-8 pm
Rescheduled for Monday, April 27 at 7 pm
“Finding Your Chicago Ancestors”
Roselle Public Library
40 South Park Street
Roselle, IL 60172
630-529-1641
Contact: Debbie Miel, Adult Services, 630-529-1641, ext. 212

On the Shelf: The Name is the Game

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 09:16

Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. The Name is the Game  Onomatology and the Genealogist. Baltimore, Md.  Published for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publishing Co., 2013.

Although it’s a thin volume at 85 pages, this book is chock-full of great tidbits and examples that will help you think through some of the name challenges that all genealogists run into from time to time.

Call Slips Slipping Away!

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:46

Filling out individual call slips to request materials from the Newberry’s stacks will soon be a thing of the past. New software will allow readers to register online. Once registered, you will be able to reserve collection items with a mouse click. To make it even more convenient, request links will be located on each record page in the online catalog and in Newberry finding aids.

Register for NGS

Sat, 01/17/2015 - 15:40

The annual National Genealogical Society conference will be held May 13-16 in St. Charles, Missouri. This year’s theme is “Crossroads of America.” With a wide variety of events and topics, there’ll be something for everyone, from beginners to advanced researchers. The Newberry will be on-hand in the exhibit hall, Booth 416, next to the Chicago Genealogical Society, waiting to answer your questions about resources, strategies and visiting the library.

DAR Application Assistance

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:33

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.

Since 2009, Christina has earned over 150 member-for-member credits; the most credits received by anyone in Illinois, for helping women join the DAR. Christina regularly offers her expertise at Newberry Library, helping individuals find their Revolutionary War ancestors.

AmericanAncestors Upgrade

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:34

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has launched a new version of their AmericanAncestors.org website.

January Genealogy Event

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 09:30

Monday, January 12, 2015, 7-8 pm
“Unlocking the Doors to Your Home’s Past”
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
113 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL 60542
Contact: Jessie Affelder, Head of Adult Services
630-896-0240, ext. 3