Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for June 12, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the June 2012 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 June 2012 Newsletter for your convenience:

June 2012 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, June 12, 2012 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 June 12, 2012

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, June 12, 2012 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, June 12, 2012 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.  Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.
 
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 7:45-8:00 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

For Those Doing Irish Genealogical Research; Antrim Records Now Available; Tyrone and Fermanagh Gravestone Records Now Available

Hi Everyone!

Barb P., a frequent participant at our monthly genealogy program, made me aware that there are some online Irish genealogical records that are available for the areas in Ireland of Antrim, Tyrone and Fermanagh.  These records are being made available by the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) and RootsIreland.ie.  You do need to be registered with the group and there is a cost to obtain full access to the material.

If your research has indicated a possible connection to these areas of Ireland then you may want to discover more about these organizations that help Irish genealogical researchers.

If you are not familiar with these organizations just follow their embedded links that follow to their site for further information about them and costs associated to participate and obtain records.

What follows in Italics are the contents from the 2 e-mails forwarded to me by Barb P. describing this available data:

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Antrim Records Now Available

The Irish Family History Foundation’s Online Research Service (ORS) are pleased to announce the availability of an additional 23,500 birth and burial records from the Antrim Family History Centre in Co. Antrim.

The following parishes have now been added:

Burials

Church of Ireland Aghaderg 1818-1886
Church of Ireland Aghalee 1811-1874
Church of Ireland Ballinderry 1840-1865
Church of Ireland Ballyclug 1841-1871
Church of Ireland Ballymena 1780-1871
Church of Ireland Ballymoney 1807-1888
Church of Ireland Ballynure 1840-1880
Church of Ireland Ballywillin 1827-1871
Church of Ireland Christ Church 1837-1902
Church of Ireland Dromore 1784-1873
Church of Ireland Drumballyroney 1839-1873
Church of Ireland Finvoy 1811-1885
Church of Ireland Glenavy 1707-1840
Church of Ireland Layde 1824-1872
Church of Ireland Magheragall 1825-1842
Church of Ireland Muckamore 1859-1921

Births

   
Roman Catholic Shankill 1817-1927

See the Antrim Sources List for full details.

Just go to the following site and login using your existing IFHF login details.
http://antrim.rootsireland.ie

We now have over 19 million records online.

Remember that you can purchase and spend your credit at any of the IFHF online centres.

Family History Research, Lectures & Tours – try an activity holiday with a difference. To find out more on some of the summer schools and events happening over the summer click here.

If you have any questions or comments please check our Online Help and if this does not provide an answer, then do not hesitate to contact us or one or the county centres.

Yours sincerely
IFHF

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Tyrone and Fermanagh Gravestone Records Now Available

The Irish Family History Foundation’s Online Research Service (ORS) are pleased to announce the availability of an additional 65,000 Gravestone Inscriptions from the Irish World Heritage Centre for parishes in Co. Tyrone and Fermanagh.

Just go to the following site and login using your existing IFHF login details.
http://www.rootsireland.ie

We now have over 19 million records online.

Remember that you can purchase and spend your credit at any of the IFHF online centres.

Please check out our interactive map to see which centres are currently live.

If you have any questions or comments please check our Online Help and if this does not provide an answer, then do not hesitate to contact us or one or the county centres.

Yours sincerely
IFHF

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Thanks to Barb P. for providing me with the above information.  The links embedded in the above information can shed further insight into the organizations that are providing this Irish data.

I hope the above can help someone to further their own Irish research.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Czech Obituaries Article (Part II) Appeared In The “Chicago Genealogist” Spring 2012 Issue, Volume 44, No. 3; List Of About 150 Obituaries Included In The Article

Hi Everyone!

For those of you doing Czech research in the Chicagoland area, you may want to take a look at a recent article that was published in the Chicago Genealogist, Spring 2012, Volume 44, Number 3 issue.  The article is titled “Czech Obituaries Part II: Lusk to Zimney”  The author of the article is Gail Santroch.

Our library has this journal in our collection.

I did make a blog post on February 8, 2012 about a similar Part I article that appeared in the same journal in the Fall/Winter issue, Volume 44, No. 2.  Here is a shortlink to that post:

http://wp.me/pIDzY-Pt

You may want to take a quick look at this new article because the author has included a list of about 150 additional entries of individuals for which obituaries have been extracted from the researcher’s own research on their Bohemian ancestry.  The surnames in this Part II start with the letter L and go through the letter Z.

The obituaries originated from the Denni Hlasatel, a Czech-language paper from Chicago.

The author noted in the Part I article that data that was extracted includes the following pieces of information:

  • Death Date
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Years in America
  • Cemetery
  • Family

The author also notes that the following pieces of information were not extracted and included in this article’s listing of the obituaries:

  • Undertaker
  • Church
  • Lodges
  • Member Organizations
  • Names of Grandchildren

If you are in our library and if your research area of interest is inclusive of Czech ancestors living in the Chicagoland area, then you may want to take a very quick look at this issue of the journal to see if any name you are researching may be included in this list of 150 names in the Part II article.  I know the chances may be slim, but if you are here you will be able to look at the list in less than one minute.

Here is a link to the local Czech and Slovak Genealogical Society that may also be helpful to you in your Czech genealogical research:

Czech and Slovak American Genealogical Society of Illinois (CSAGSI)

I hope you find someone of interest to your research from the above Part II article by Gail Santroch.

I am currently looking at this journal so it should be back on the magazine shelves by about June 12, 2012.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual Conference Program To Be Held In Naperville, IL On September 29, 2012 (Saturday)

Hi Everyone!

Please mark Saturday, September 29, 2012 date on your calendars.  This is the date for the Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual Conference.

The guest speakers for the day will be Juliana Smith and Loretto “Lou” Szucs.  They will present four 1 hour genealogical programs.  Topics in the program that will be presented are:

  • Getting Started on Ancestry.com
  • What’s New At Ancestry.com
  • Getting the Most from Your Family History Finds
  • They Became Americans: Finding Naturalizations and Ethnic Origins

Please visit the website of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society directly.  You can reach them at:

Fox Valley Genealogical Society of Naperville, Illinois

Here is a PDF document I created from the paper brochure I received in the mail

Juliana Szucs Smith and Loretto “Lou” Szucs

from them.  All of the details of the program are included in this PDF.  You can access this PDF at:

2012 Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual Conference Brochure

There is plenty of time to plan for this all day program with the great speakers providing some great topics on genealogical research.

Support another local genealogical society that is in our area!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Now Has Annual Conference Program Guide Available and Online Registration Activated for the Upcoming August 29 – September 1, 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama

Hi Everyone!

The FGS now has the Annual Conference Program Guide available to look at and save as a PDF file for the upcoming August 29 – September 1, 2012  Annual conference that will take place in Birmingham, Alabama.

The FGS has also activated the online registration process to get yourself registered for this conference.

You can view the 16 page conference program guide here at:

2012 FGS Annual Conference Guide

I had previously provided a post on this blog on February 13, 2012 providing notice of this upcoming annual conference of the society.  At that time all of the detailed information of the conference programs, registration process and costs for the conference were not available.  All of this is now currently available at the FGS web site at www.fgs.org.

The society will take online registration but will also take registration by mail.  You can just download and print the online form, fill it out and mail it back to the FGS.

It appears the costs are as follows:

  • Early registration prior to July 1, 2012 for full conference is $195
  • Late registration after July 1, 2012 for full conference is $245.
  • Early registration prior to July 1, 2012 for a single day of the conference is $79
  • Late registration after July 1, 2012 for a single day of the conference is $99

In addition to the basic fees noted above, the conference brochure notes that there are other fees related to the conference syllabus and a host of other workshop fees should you choose to participate.  There are also separate fees for individual luncheons on each day of the conference should you choose to participate in these programs.

Take a look at the link I provided to the full program guide.  All of the programs, registration material, fees, special programs, keynote speeches are noted.

I encourage the genealogical researcher to at least once in their lifetime attend one of these multi-day national genealogical conferences.  You will be in genealogy research/education heaven!

Please take a look at the society website I mentioned above.  You can easily navigate to the material, including online registration, for this annual conference.  While at the site, see all of the other resources and materials that are offered by the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

Enjoy the program material, see what interests you, and make your plans to go to this annual conference.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening June 12, 2012 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, June 12, 2012:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 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.  Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.
 
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 7:45-8:00 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