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Family History Refresh: How to Become a Better Researcher

American Ancestors is Coming to Chicago!
In Person
July 9, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Cost includes 5 lectures and luncheon

Take your research skills to the next level! This in-person seminar will set you on the right path to getting the most out of your family history research and teach you how to tackle brick-walls like a pro. From the basics of research and organization to a deep dive into cluster research, this special event is perfect for family historians in any stage of research.


9:00 a.m. Check-in, coffee and tea
9:30 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
10:00 a.m. The Basics, Melanie McComb
11:00 a.m. Taking Action: How to Create a Research Plan,Hallie Borstel
12:00 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:15 p.m. Using Extended Family to Circumnavigate a Brick Wall, Melanie McComb
2:15 p.m. Broadening Your Scope: Employing Ancestral Associates and Neighbors in Your Research, Hallie Borstel
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Putting it All Together: Making Your Case and Drawing Conclusions, Melanie McComb
4:30 p.m. Conclude


The Newberry Library, Chicago

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