Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 2011 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for September 13, 2011 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the September 2011 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter as a PDF file into the NEWSLETTER Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the September 2011 Newsletter for your convenience:

September 2011 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter

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, September 13, 2011 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 September 13, 2011

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, September 13, 2011 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:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  There is no formal presentation for this gathering.  Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic.  The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.
 
We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities.  These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American.  There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a general all-purpose “troubleshooting” group.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance.

I would also encourage participants that attend to consider bringing in their own laptop or notebook to connect with our WiFi network.  Using these devices during the session at your table is a great way to show someone the work you may have done or key resources that you are using they may not be aware of.
 
Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial.  Some groups that have not been identified may be added. 
 
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 breakout groups will form at around 7:45 to 8 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

We Have Resolved the Printing from Home Problem When Using GenealogyBank

Hi Everyone!

On August 24, 2011 I published a blog post indicating that we discovered a Printing problem when Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders were accessing GenealogyBank from home and were trying to print their results.  Users were always able to search the database and see the results on-screen but were unable to save the results as a PDF or print them to paper from home.

I am happy to report that the problem has been resolved!

To get to America’s GenealogyBank you simply go to our website at www.schaumburglibrary.org, select the link at the home page that says “Local History and Genealogy”, then scroll slightly down that page and look for “GenealogyBank” database access on the right side of the page under the “Research Databases”.  Click on that link, enter in your STDL card number and you will be taken to databases from NewsBank.  Look for “America’s GenealogyBank” within the list of NewsBank databases and you will be on your way to great research!

Once in the database you will be able to search the material AND will now be able to use the “Print” and “PDF” commands to print the data you found or save the data as a PDF file for your use.

Part of the fix involves the one additional “click” to select America’s GenealogyBank from the list of NewsBank databases.  That does not seem too onerous of a task as part of this resolution!

I want to thank Bruce C. for making us aware of the initial problem.  Thanks for your very observant eyes and willingness to report the problem back to us!

Thanks also to our great staff that worked with GenealogyBank to help us resolve this issue!

Take advantage of this newly acquired genealogy database our library now offers for home access to STDL cardholders.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Footnote.com Will Be Changing It’s Name to Fold3 After Having Been Purchased by Ancestry.com

Hi Everyone!

One of the genealogy databases that our library makes available to both users on our premises as well as to Schaumburg Township District Library cardholders from home is one known as Footnote.com.

Footnote.com has been acquired by Ancestry.com and apparently as a part of this merger will be changing its name from the Footnote .com name we are all familiar with to Fold3.

The Fold3 name is derived from the third fold in a traditional military flag folding ceremony which “is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of his or her life for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.”

Footnote.com, now Fold3, has been known for its focus on military records in its collection.

Dick Eastman had an extensive blog post in his online newsletter about this event.  You can read the full posting at the following link:

Footnote.com Purchased By Ancestry.com and Footnote to Change Name to Fold3

I thought I would give you a “heads-up” in case you start seeing the name of Fold3 appearing throughout the web and may be wondering what happened to Footnote.com.

As of now our own internal references to Footnote.com will still be as that.  You should still see Footnote.com listed as that name in the series of genealogy databases we offer.

As always, the perpetual “dance” is always going on among providers of genealogy data and Ancestry.com snares another one!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Will Be Offering A “Super Saturday” Genealogy Event on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 1:00 PM To 4 PM

Hi Everyone!

I just received this notice of a “Super Saturday” Genealogy Event that is going to take place at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

The library is located at:

500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
www.ahml.info

The program will be held in the Hendrickson Room.

Here is the text description in Italics of the program information I received via e-mail from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library:

Genealogy Super Saturday
Event Type: Genealogy
Date: 10/8/2011
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Library: Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Location: Hendrickson Room
Description: Have a genealogy question? Need a document translated? Join us for a genealogy super Saturday. Translators, ethnic researchers, the DAR and genealogy volunteers will be available to assist you whether you are a beginner or a seasoned researcher. Drop in.

It appears there is no charge to attend this program.   Please note that you apparently do NOT need to register in order to attend this “walk-in” session.  It looks like you can seek general genealogy assistance or bring in your document needing translations (You may want to contact Michael Mulholland to be sure there would be a translator present for your specific language need!)

It also appears that someone will be there from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to offer information about the society.

You can contact Michael Mulholland, the Genealogy Librarian of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, for any further clarification for this upcoming event.

Michael Mulholland can be reached at:

847-870-3643
mmulholl@ahml.info

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening September 13, 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, September 13, 2011:

The Genealogy Program will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  There is no formal presentation for this gathering.  Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic.  The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.
 
We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities.  These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American.  There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a general all-purpose “troubleshooting” group.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance.

I would also encourage participants that attend to consider bringing in their own laptop or notebook to connect with our WiFi network.  Using these devices during the session at your table is a great way to show someone the work you may have done or key resources that you are using they may not be aware of.
 
Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial.  Some groups that have not been identified may be added. 
 
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 breakout groups will form at around 7:45 to 8:00 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

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) Next Program Scheduled for Saturday Morning, October 1, 2011 At 10:00 AM – “Women of World War II” by Kathryn Barrett

Hi Everyone,

I just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, October 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM.

Please remember that the society will be meeting on a new day, at a new time and at a new location in comparison to all of their other previous programs.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 1801 W. Central Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL.

Please be sure to view the link below that will get you to the program description material supplied to me by the society. 

The speaker for the morning program will be Kathryn Barrett.  The speaker will present a program titled “Women and World War II“.

Researchers can arrive as early as 9:30 AM to have informal conversations and share knowledge and seek research advice.

Please take a look at the full PDF announcement of the program by going to:

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) October 1, 2011 Program Notice

You will find more details about the program location, the program contents and some information about Kathryn Barrett, the speaker for the morning from the above link to the program information.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library