Wrap-up of Unique Archival Resources for Genealogy Research

06 Sep 2019 10:40 AM | Doris Cardenas (Administrator)

On Wednesday August 28th, Chicago Area Archivists and Chicago Collections Consortium held a joint genealogy event at the Harold Washington Library. Archivists and collection managers shared rich perspectives from their archival holdings and provided approaches to genealogy research. 

Each panelist works with a different type of collection such as cultural, religious, or medical. Thus their viewpoints on genealogy research centered on these specific areas.   

Pat Bearden, from the International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry, brought a quilt depicting images of formerly enslaved individuals who lived in Chicago.

The event concluded with a Q&A session. Some audience members stayed afterwards to speak to a particular panelist. This event was well-attended so thank you to all who were able to join us! 

If you were present at this event and took photographs, please consider sharing and uploading them here.

(Photos taken by Elise Fariello and Doris Cardenas)


  • 30 Sep 2019 2:26 PM | Nathalie Wheaton
    List of panelists, in case anyone has questions!

    Jerice Barrios, Archives of the North American Province of the Cenacle
    Pat Bearden, International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry
    Andrew Leith, Chicago Cultural Alliance
    Janet Olson, Frances Willard House, and Northwestern University Archives
    Nathalie Wheaton, Rush University Medical Center Archives
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