Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening February 8, 2011 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, February 8, 2011:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Szabados. Steve will present a program titled “Mining Census Records”.

Our national census was just completed in 2010.  Census data is the first best data that should be researched when doing your family history.  The amount of varied data that you can discover on an ancestor over a series of census reports is phenomenol.  Steve will show us why it is important not to overlook this wealth of easily available online data.

After some initial successes while researching his family’s history, Steve developed a passion for genealogy research and now wants to share his research experiences with others.  He has given a number of presentations on his experiences to local genealogy societies and workshops for the Champaign Historical Archives.  Steve is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.  His roots are Polish and Hungarian plus he has also researched German, Irish, English, Scottish, Slovenian and Bohemian records.  He has been able to trace one branch of his Polish family back to the 1730s, his wife’s Slovenian and Bohemian ancestors back to the 1750s and his son-in-law’s Bohemian ancestors back to about 1650.

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 by 9:30 PM.

For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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