Ginger Frere, a frequent speaker at our own genealogy programs and a librarian at the Newberry Library, has made me aware that the Newberry offers an introductory genealogy orientation and tour of the Newberry on Saturdays.
The orientation program is offered on the first Saturday of the month for the balance of 2014, except for the July program that will be offered on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Here are the dates for the balance of 2014:
- July 12, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
- August 2, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
- September 6, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
- October 4, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
- November 1, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
- December 6, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
The Newberry is located at 60 West Walton in Chicago, IL. The phone number for the Newberry is 312-255-3700.
The program/orientation on using the Newberry’s collection starts at 9:30 AM. The initial orientation takes about 1 hour. A short tour of the library follows the orientation.
There is no pre-registration. There is no cost.
The program is aimed at those new to using the Newberry and those new to the genealogical process.
Here is a link to the flyer that you can read from the Newberry that provides a description of the event:
If you have never been to the Newberry but are an experienced genealogy researcher, you may want to take advantage of these programs for the balance of 2014 to learn about the collections and resources of the Newberry.
If you are a new genealogy researcher, this orientation is also geared for you to learn how to begin your research plus you too will also learn about the Newberry and how it can help your research.
I have placed these event dates into the Google Calendar that is also part of this blog.
Read the full flyer that is linked above.
Sounds like a great opportunity to visit the Newberry if you have never previously been there and then be able to get a nice orientation and tour of the facility.
Something to consider!
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