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Adult Program - History & Genealogy
Patrons have an opportunity to research their family trees using the library's Ancestry Library edition database and other online resources.
Lecture and film about the famed Chicago Tribune Sports Editor who founded the boxing tournament in 1923 and would later father both the major league baseball and college football all-star games.
The Chicago historian and scholar, Dr. Dominic Pacyga, presents a slide-lecture based on his recent book, profiling the brawny enterprise that contributed so mightily to the Chicago's identity and growth.
John Hogan and Judy Brady present an illustrated lecture on "How Lager Struck a Blow for Liberty" in 1855.
Marsha Peterson-Maas, a forensic genealogist, presents a
slide-lecture on the use of DNA testing in genealogy research.
Patrons will have the opportunity to use the librarys computers to search the Ancestry Library Edition and other online resources.
Ted Wachholz, Chief Historian of the Eastland Disaster Historical Society, presents a slide-lecture including contemporaneous film footage of the Saturday morning, July 24th, 1915 maritime disaster that would claim 844 lives.
Boman Desai discusses his novel-biography, "Trio," with selected readings, explaining his purpose, style and extensive research on Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.
The author of "Remembering Chicago's Jews," Jim discusses his research on the early years of Jewish Chicago, 1832-1920, and how he published his encyclopedia.