Newberry Library Offers Genealogy And Local History Tours And Orientations On First Saturdays Of The Month In 2016; PDF Flyer Of The Announcement Included

Hi Everyone,

Newberry Library LogoMatt Rutherford, curator at the Newberry Library, has made me aware that the Newberry offers an introductory genealogy orientation and tour of the Newberry on the first Saturdays of each month.

He has just provided me with an updated schedule of these events for 2016.


There are times when the library needs to change the date from the 1st Saturday of the month to the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Oftentimes it is as a result of a holiday occurring in the first week time period.  Please be aware that this can happen.  Such changes are always noted by the Newberry.

Here are the dates for 2016:

  • January 9, 2016 (2nd Saturday) @ 9:00 AM
  • February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • March 5, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • April 2, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • May 7, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • July 9, 2016 (2nd Saturday) @ 9:00 AM
  • August 6, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • September 10, 2016 (2nd Saturday) @ 9:00 AM
  • October 1, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • November 5, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
  • December 3, 2016 @ 9:00 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 9:00 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:

2016 Genealogy and Local History Tours and Orientation Programs of the Newberry Library

If you have never been to the Newberry but are an experienced genealogy researcher, you may want to take advantage of these programs for 2016 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!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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