Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Assembling Your Ancestor’s Business Biography

The Chicago Genealogical Society invites you to attend our next program this Saturday, September 10th. Our program will be Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Assembling Your Ancestor’s Business Biography. A presentation by Marsha Peterson-Maass.

Business Picture Sept 2016 ProgramThink about the percentage of your Chicago ancestors’ lives that were spent working. Does your genealogical research do that percentage justice? And what if they owned and ran their own business? One of the most overlooked genealogical research areas is business and employee records. In this lively presentation, we’ll review sources for these records, take a look at the many ways to easily incorporate business information into your ancestors’ biographies and even enjoy a business rendition of “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Marsha got her start in genealogy in high school when she entered a family history project in the State of Illinois History competition and tied for State Champion. Her first formal training in genealogy was at The Newberry Library-Chicago in the beginner’s class that she now teaches (since 2002). She is author of the Fundamentals of Genealogy® textbook series, blog and social media platforms. And today, along with teaching and lecturing on a wide range of topics, Marsha has a thriving forensic genealogy practice where she uses science and technology to measure portions of the evidence (like verifying adoption research with DNA test results).

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

The Newberry Library does not have a visitor parking lot. There are many transportation options to get to the Newberry Library. Check out the Newberry Library website transportation page http://www.newberry.org/directions for details.

Join us for a great genealogy program!

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Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: Assembling Your Ancestor’s Business Biography