Patrons have an oportunity to research their family trees using the library's Ancestry Library edition database and other online resources.
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Adult Program - History & Genealogy
Forensic genealogist and author, Marsha Peterson-Maass explains the three types of commercial DNA tests and the options for networking to find kinship matches.
Librarian Neil OShea and patrons share their recent efforts with time available to search Ancestry.com (library edition) and Heritage Quest also available remotely to Niles library cardholders
Dr. Diane Dillon presents a slide-lecture, drawing upon the recent Newberry Library exhibitions Chicago, Europe, and the Great War and American Women Rebuilding France, 1917 - 1924.
Dan Pogorzelski and Jacob Kaplan present a slide-lecture, based on their recent book, a "definitive history of the neighborhood that built Chicago," attracting industrious immigrants and visiting world dignitaries.
Viet Nam veteran and author, Tom Pozdol presents an illustrated lecture based on the battle and his experiences with Charlie Company, 3/21, 196th Light Infantry Brigade.
Renowned transportation expert and DePaul Professor, Dr. Joseph Schwieterman, presents an illustrated lecture based on his latest book, a survey of the citys airports, bus depots, train stations, and steamship landings since 1939.
Author Kathryn Atwood returns to present a slide lecture, drawing upon her recent book profiling "16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics."
World War II researcher and author, Jennifer Holik, explores the lives, service and deaths of 3 soldiers using genealogical, military and historical records and demonstrates how to write the story of a soldier.
Boxing historian Mitch Levin uses film to make the case for Sam Langford, the Black Canadian known as the "the pocket battleship," and notes the connection to the Niles lightweight, Jack Sharkey.