Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections presented by Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, Saturday, June 4, 2016The Chicago Genealogical Society invites you to attend our first Saturday of the month program this Saturday, June 4th. Our program will be Bringing Life to Our Ancestors: Manuscript Collections. Learn how to locate and how to use manuscript collections. Case studies show how these underutilized collections can bring an ancestor to life.

Jeanne Larzalere BloomCG will be our speaker. She is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. On behalf of the Department of the Army, Jeanne searches for and identifies family members of unaccounted for servicemen from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications. She is a frequent lecturer at conferences, workshops, and institutes. She is a trustee and the president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

This free program will be at the Newberry Library at 60 West Walton, Chicago, and will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The Newberry does not have a visitor parking lot. However there is metered parking and garage parking available in the neighborhood. The following garage offers discounted parking to Newberry patrons. Remember to bring your parking ticket with you so it can be validated by the Newberry security guard. 100 West Chestnut Street: Enter on Clark Street; $11 (0-6 hours) and $13 (6-8 hours). There is also several public transportation option to get to the Newberry.

Join us for a great genealogy program!

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