Newberry Library Of Chicago Will Be Having A Full Day Series Of “Free” Genealogy Programs On Saturday, October 13, 2012; 3 Speakers; Registration Required

Hi Everyone!

The Newberry Library of Chicago, IL will be offering an all-day, FREE series of genealogy programs on Saturday, October 13, 2012 between 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

You can look at the following link that will provide you with the “flyer” I received about this day:

October 13, 2012 Newberry Library “Free” Genealogy Programs

Also, after the following break line and in Italics, is the text I received in the e-mail that gives further descriptions of this day’s events:


Greetings from the Newberry!

We’d love to share the information about our FREE fall workshop with your patrons. The basics are below and I’ve attached a flyer as well. Please feel free to distribute it to anyone who may be interested.  Note advance registration is required to assure we have enough seats. Thanks for your assistance in spreading the word!

High Tech – Low  Tech: Old-fashioned Genealogy Meets the 21st Century

Saturday, October 13, 2012

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Newberry Library Ruggles Hall

The genealogical fundamentals of evidence, analysis  and documentation don’t change whether you’re using online tools or not. Join Marsha Peterson-Maass, Matt Rutherford and Thomas MacEntee for a free full-day workshop discussing these low tech fundamentals plus ways to use high tech online tools to make your research easier.

9:30 – 10:45 Low-Tech Fundamentals (Peterson-Maass)
10:45 – 11:00 break
11:00 – 11:45 Repositories and Archives (Rutherford)
11:45 – 1:00 (Brown bag lunch)
1:00 – 2:30 Building a Research Toolbox (MacEntee)

Bring a bag lunch and join informal discussions with the speakers and Newberry staff during the noon-time break.

Cost: Free

Registration: Advance registration is required. Register online (  )or by calling the Public Programs office at (312) 255-3700.

Directions to the library and parking information is available at:


The programs certainly look interesting.  The speakers are top-notch.  And best of all, you can’t beat FREE!

If it fits your schedule and the programs have a match to your research interests, then by all means give it a try!

Thanks to Ginger Frere of the Newberry for sharing this upcoming program date with me.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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