Monthly Archives: January 2010

Program Handouts Category Has Now Been Added Along with December 2009 Handouts!

Hi Everyone!

I have just added another new category on the right side of the blog.

This new category is titled “Program Handouts”.  It is in this category that you will find what is our new electronic version of the “paper program handouts” that would have been physically distributed at our monthly genealogy program to those in attendance.  These files are PDF files that will provide you with a summary of an item that I thought was worth mentioning at our program as a former “paper” handout.  Within the PDF you will be able to access directly, via the links that are embedded, the websites that were being mentioned.

I have now uploaded the December 2009 “electronic” set of handouts that people received in December as actual paper handouts. 

The December 2009 “handout” looks good and all of the links appear to be good!

Give it a try yourself and see how it is.

This is another effort to cut down on our costs while making the information readily available, readable and downloadable via the blog for those unable to attend the program.  It is a great method of archiving the material so you can access it here and not worry about keeping files for yourself on your own computer.  But you can download the file to your own computer if you want to.

I hope you enjoy this new category of electronic  files that will cut back on paper accumulation in your own setting.

Thanks

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

What Is “STDL”?

Hi Everyone!

You may occasionally see the acronym STDL appear at times throughout my blog posts.

It is a shortened form for the full name of our public library that is the Schaumburg Township District Library. 

I can save a lot of typing by simply putting in the acronym of STDL to refer to our library name.

So now you will know what STDL stands for if you see it crop up in any of our blog posts.

I hope this clarifies any confusion as to the meaning should you see this acronym pop up anywhere in text.

Thanks.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Next Genealogy Program Scheduled for Tuesday Evening on January 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would just post some information about our next upcoming Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program that is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM on January 12, 2010.

There is no cost for anyone to attend.  There is no pre-registration for this program. 

Just come on down and have a great time learning some new facets of genealogy that can help with your own research efforts.

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Craig Pfannkuche. Craig will present a program titled “Cemetery Inscriptions”.

In addition to teaching, from which he is now retired, Craig has held several leadership positions in area genealogical and historical organizations. He is currently the president of Memory Trail Research, Inc., on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Genealogical Society, he is the Genealogical Archivist for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Historical Society, and he’s on the Board of Directors for the McHenry County (Illinois) Genealogical Society.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the handouts, review books and journals and interact with other participants. Tony Kierna, the STDL genealogist, will start the meeting at 7:30. Introductions of new participants will occur as well as a brief review of handouts and genealogical matters. It is expected that the guest speaker’s presentation will start at around 8-8:15 PM. We will end the session by 9:30 PM.

Let’s cross our fingers that our midwest weather will moderate for this planned program.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have just a 30 degree evening with no snow for a change!!

Our weather during the most recent winters has seemed to be very challenging for the evenings on which we have our Genealogy Program.  Winter storms of the last few years seem to just wait until the evening of our Genealogy Program!!  Let’s hope this upcoming program will not be impacted by the brutal weather we have had of late.

I hope to see many of you at our upcoming genealogy program on January 12, 2010.  Craig is a great speaker and we are looking forward to see him again with another one of his great presentations.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library