Monthly Archives: August 2010

Reminder: Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference To Take Place October 23, 2010 in Peoria

Hi Everyone!

Just a reminder that the Illinois State Genealogical Society will be having its Annual Conference in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday, October 23, 2010.  This reminder should give you plenty of time to take action should you choose to attend.  It is amazing that Fall is just around the corner!

Much of what follows is from a previous post I made on April 20, 2010 regarding this conference event.  Check out all of the program information and registration information for the day from the brochure that is in PDF format from the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

The brochure can be reached directly at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/fallconf/2010regfinal.pdf

You can also visit the main web site of the Illinois State Genealogical Society at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs to review other information about this society.

Mark the date down on your calendar.  For those in the Chicago area, you will have to drive a little farther than you normally would since the society is trying to balance the location of the program to make it more readily available to downstate genealogy researchers.  But a good program is a good program even if you have to expend a little more effort to attend.

Enjoy the material.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

New Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, Database Added To LDS Pilot Search Databases

Hi Everyone,

I just happened to be revisiting the Pilot Search project at the FamilySearch.org website and I noticed a new Illinois database listed within the databases for North America.  It is called as the post title indicates Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947.  It was marked with a “red” asterisk in the list of databases indicating it is “new” or has been recently “updated”.

I did some quick searching within the database for some of my own names and was discovering new information on those I searched.  At this time, you will not be able to see any images of the actual records that you will find.  You will only see text descriptions of the information as it applies to the individual that you may have found.  This is still very helpful and will provide you with information you may  not have known.  I know we all want to look at original images.  That feature should come at a later date.  The un-imaged data is still very useful!!

I also was unable to find any information that indicated what percent of the database has been completed.  It is unclear to me as to whether this is 100% completed or is still a work in progress.

The most important thing about this database is that it is a brand new Illinois database within the Pilot Index Project of files available from the LDS!!

Click on the “About This Collection” link within the database page for historical background on what the database record information means.

This is an “all-Illinois” database and is not just for Cook County, Illinois.

So if you any ancestral connection to any area of Illinois for the time period the database covers, then this is your database to search.

I am glad I just discovered this and can share this with my fellow researchers so you can jump into this data with both feet!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

August 2010 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for August 10, 2010 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the August 2010 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts as a PDF file into the PROGRAM HANDOUTS Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Take a look at it if you choose to browse through it in advance of our Genealogy Program that will take place on Tuesday evening, August 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM at our main library location at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

You can read the handouts online or you can save them as a PDF file to your own computer for reading offline and more detailed searching through all of the contents.

Please note that you can access directly any and all URL Links that you find within the Handouts PDF.  You can get directly to the website being mentioned from within the handout being mentioned.

Enjoy the handouts.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

August 2010 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for August 10, 2010 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the August 2010 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter as a PDF file into the NEWSLETTER Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Take a look at it if you choose to browse through it in advance of our Genealogy Program that will take place on Tuesday evening, August 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM at our main library location at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

You can read the newsletter online or you can save it as a PDF file to your own computer for reading offline and more detailed searching through all of the contents.

Please note that the Newsletter has Bookmarks and Hyperlinks within the document to make for fast navigation from within the Table of Contents.  You can quickly get to the spots that interest you from the Table of Contents.

Enjoy the newsletter.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow August 10, 2010

Hi Everyone!

It is that time once again when we will be having another Genealogy Program at the central location of the Schaumburg Township District Library on Tuesday evening, August 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM.  We are located at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

There is no pre-registration required in order to attend the program.  There is no fee charged to attend.  Anyone can attend this program.  You do not have to be a library card holder with the Schaumburg Township District Library in order to attend.

Here is a summary of the information about the program and the speaker:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Ginger Frere.  Ginger will present a program titled “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places – the Search for Marriage Records”. 

Ginger Frere is a librarian, researcher and life-long Chicagoan.  She assists genealogists in the Local and Family History section of the Newberry Library.  She also works as an independent researcher.  She has previously presented genealogical programs at our library, all of which have left participants with more research guidance to help them in their own research.
 
The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up any handouts, review books and journals and interact with other participants.  Tony Kierna, the STDL genealogist, will start the program 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 at 9:30 PM.
 
For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Larry Nerge Returning To Our Library on Sunday, September 26, 2010 for a Program on the Founding Families of Schaumburg from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Hi Everyone!

Our Local History librarian has just made me aware that Larry Nerge is coming back to our library on Sunday, September 26, 2010 for a Part 2 presentation on the “founding families” of Schaumburg from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.  Larry visited our library a few years ago and presented us with Part 1 of the “founding families”.  He will expound on more “founding families” in this Part 2 presentation.

Larry is very knowledgeable of these families and he himself is a direct descendant of the “Nerge” family from Schaumburg.

For those of you lucky enough to have already established some direct lineage connection to any of the “founding families” of Schaumburg you may want to consider marking this date down to attend Larry’ program.  You may leave the program knowing even more about your own Schaumburg family or how other “founding families” may have been connected to your own “founding family”.

What follows next in Bold and Italics is a Public Relations description of the event.  Feel free to contact Jane Rozek, our Local History librarian, if you any further questions regarding this upcoming event.

Here is the program description:

FOUNDING FAMILIES OF ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH, SCHAUMBURG, IL:  PART TWO

Sunday, September 26, 2010
1:00 to 3:00
Rasmussen Room

Join the Schaumburg Township District Library as we welcome back Larry Nerge, genealogist and direct descendant of early German township residents.  He will discuss ten more of the German families who founded St. Peter Lutheran Church.  Information on each family will include their early ancestral line, family photos and relationships with other families within the congregation and township.  A question and answer session will follow the program.  Previous presentations are available for viewing.  For more information, please contact Jane Rozek at 847-923-3331.  Registration is not required.

Enjoy this great program and learn more about who was here 150 years ago that helped move Schaumburg in the direction we all live in today!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening August 10, 2010 At 7:30 PM

Hi Everyone!

I thought I would post this reminder of our next upcoming Genealogy Program at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

There is no pre-registration required in order to attend the program.  There is no fee charged to attend.  Anyone can attend this program.  You do not have to be a library card holder with the Schaumburg Township District Library in order to attend.

Here are the details of our upcoming program for Tuesday evening, August 10, 2010:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Ginger Frere.  Ginger will present a program titled “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places – the Search for Marriage Records”. 

Ginger Frere is a librarian, researcher and life-long Chicagoan.  She assists genealogists in the Local and Family History section of the Newberry Library.  She also works as an independent researcher.  She has previously presented genealogical programs at our library, all of which have left participants with more research guidance to help them in their own research.
 
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 program 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 at 9:30 PM.
 
For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library