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One Man’s Quest for His Family Roots

at The Newberry - Near North Side

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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
60 W Walton St
Btwn N Clark & N Dearborn Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Carol Knowles

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Loren M. Knowles spent more than fifty years researching his descendants and those of his wife. His daughter, Carol Knowles of Southern California, will speak about the highlights and trials of that endeavor, the results of which were donated to the Newberry Library over the last year. His massive archives have been declared among the most comprehensive, cohesive, and extensive collections of Americana. She will also address “the good, the bad and the ugly” of different approaches to genealogy research.

Key Newberry staff members will be present at the conclusion of Ms. Knowles’s presentation to offer insight as to the best tools with which to preserve artifacts and familial information.

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If the seminar fails to reach a minimum of seven registrations before the early registration deadline (one week before the first day of the term), the seminar will be canceled and all participants will be fully refunded. The instructor is required to teach the seminar if it reaches seven registrations prior to the early registration deadline. In some cases, a seminar may be offered with fewer than seven registrations at the option of the instructor.

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