Christina Bannon, Regent of the Chicago Chapter of the DAR, will be here at the Newberry on Friday, May 24th to provide lookups in the DAR’s database and to offer advice on the application process. She has won National Awards for her genealogy and membership work as a Genealogy Consultant and Volunteer Genealogist with the DAR. Christina focuses on improving the quality of applications submitted and has recruited over 130 women into DAR membership since 2009.
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:30-9am
“Making Your Ancestor Quest A Success”
McHenry Chapter Women In Management
31 North Banquets
217 N. Front Street
McHenry, IL 60050
May 4th is International Firefighters’ Day. This observance began in 1999 in an effort to remember the deaths of five firefighters who died in a wildfire at Linton in Victoria, Australia.
Join us this Saturday 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 Rooms where the reference staff will be available to assist you.
Last week, after 2 1/2 years of planning and development work, the Digital Public Library of America was launched. The goal of this free, open-source project is to provide easy access to digital collections and archives across the country. The Smithsonian, the National Archives, New York Public Library, the University of Virginia, Harvard, Digital Library of Georgia, Minnesota Digital Library, Mountain West Digital Library, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are among the initial partners.
A History of the Czechs in Chicago.
Chicago: [Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois], 2011.
Call No. F548.9 .B6 B813 2011
English translation of 1939 Dejiny Cechu v Chicagu.
Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.
New York: A.A. Knopf, 2011.
Call No. E277 .J37 2011
History of Loyalist diaspora following end of the Revolution; National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.