Workshop Notice: The National Archives at Chicago Announces Genealogy Workshops for 2014-2015

08 Oct 2014 3:01 PM | Gretchen Neidhardt

From the National Archives at Chicago September 2014 Newsletter:

American Indian Schools in the Great Lakes Region

Saturday, November 8, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Learn about Native Americans through the Bureau of Indian Affairs records with National Archives at Chicago archivist Katie Dishman. The National Archives has many government documents related to how American Indians were educated and housed from the late 19th through the early 20th century. This workshop will tap into the wealth of genealogical information about the students and their families and provide insights into the operations of the schools.

Treats, Treasures, and the Gift of History

Saturday, January 10, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Discover rarely seen treasures of the National Archives at Chicago and gain tips for accessing these textual records with an insightful presentation from Director of NARA-Chicago, Doug Bicknese. Ideas for sharing your genealogical research with your loved ones also will be discussed.

Ancestry Presents Ancestry

Saturday, May 9, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

It’s a family affair! Loretto “Lou” Szucs and her daughter Juliana Smith will provide an overview and strategies for searching the world’s largest online family history resource.

BAMM! Business, Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Mortality Census Schedules

Saturday, June 13, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

BAMM! Add “explosive” details to your genealogy by utilizing non-population Census schedules of Business, Agriculture, Manufacturing and Mortality. Authorized by Congress, these records cover very specific time periods and locations during the 19th and 20th centuries and provide unique insights into the communities where our ancestors lived and worked. Kris Maldre Jarosik, Education Specialist at NARA-Chicago, will help you learn about these records.

Sign Up!

Each workshop is free and will be held at our facility near Ford City Mall at 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL. Space is limited, so please RSVP to save a seat by sending an e-mail to . Please indicate in your e-mail which workshop you are interested in attending.

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