Polish Genealogy Help and Swedish Genealogy Help Offered on Sign-Up Basis at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Hi Everyone,

Our recent speaker, Steve Szabados, mentioned at his presentation in our library on February 8, 2011 that he volunteers at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library offering assistance on Polish research.  This requires a formal “sign-up” process through the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for a one hour session with Steve.  The Polish sessions are offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 PM and from 6 to 9 PM as one-hour sessions.

Here is small text description of the Polish program:

Polish genealogy can be very challenging. Sign up for a one-hour appointment with Steve Szabados and he will show you websites that may help solve your research problems. Bring a flashdrive if you have one so new information can be saved.

Michael Mullholland, the genealogy librarian at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, also confirmed that there is a similar “one-on-one” thirty minute learning session also available for anyone doing Swedish genealogy research.  The Swedish sessions are offered on the 3rd Wednesday from 10 AM to 3 PM for 30 minute sessions.

Here is the text description of what is being offered for the Swedish learning periods:

Do you have Swedish ancestors? Kathy Meade from Genline North America will be available to help you with your Swedish research using the Genlines Swedish Church records database. This database contains 300 years of scanned images of birth, marriage, death, and census records. Please come with your research questions to learn more about your Swedish heritage.

Michael Mulholland did indicate the Swedish learning program is now scheduled to only be provided at their library through May 2011.  He is uncertain if they will be able to do this after May 2011.

I can tell you that the “learning sessions” are filling up fast.  You will have to spend some time at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Genealogy Events and Research Help Appointments to register yourself for a time period with either Steve Szabados for Polish or Kathy Meade for Swedish.

I did some quick checking using their sign-up session and was having a hard time finding any near term availability for a session with Steve Szabados.  When you want to select a time to sign up and register the system will tell if the individual time spot has already been filled.  If so, you just have to keep clicking on each link for a session until you find one that is open.

These seem to be incredibly popular and you will have to be patient and work your way through the scheduling process.

Be patient and work the sign-up calendar until you find an opening.

What a way to get a one-on-one personal experience in learning a lot more for Polish or Swedish research.

Check out the link above within this post to register your intent at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library to meet with either Steve or Kathy.  Ratchet up your Polish or Swedish genealogy experience by learning a lot more from two great experts in a one-on-one setting.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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