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Genealogy Club

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Age: Adult
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This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Learn about using different online databases, breaking through “brick walls,” obtaining vital records, and documenting and organizing your family research. Come share your family research success stories and continue to increase the “branches” on your family tree! 

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Good genealogical research means we must do “reasonably exhaustive” searches for information about our ancestors, going beyond the data we find online. In this session, we will discuss the importance of using non-digitized materials, learn about the holdings of various Chicago-area repositories, and get acquainted ArchiveGrid and Explore Chicago Collections, two online resources that will aid in finding records relevant to one’s research.

Speaker Bio: Ginger Frere, MLIS, is a professional researcher who provides a variety of research services to authors, historians, film makers and individuals interested in genealogy. Ginger is a frequent speaker in the Chicago-land area and a Newberry Library Scholar-in-Residence.

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