Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chicago Genealogical Society Is Having A Bus Tour Of The “Dark Alleys” Of Chicago On Saturday, October 6, 2012 Guided by Craig Pfannkuche; Reservations Needed By September 28, 2012

Hi Everyone!

In the recently received Newsletter from the Chicago Genealogical Society, I noticed they had an insert flyer that highlighted an upcoming bus tour the society will be having on Saturday, October 6, 2012  that will take participants to many of the locations that are known as having had “dark” events occur at the location.

Have you heard of the Haymarket Square bombing?  Have you heard of the Irish mobster Dion O’Banion and the locations where events happened in a nasty way?  Or how about Al Capone and some of the sites in Chicago associated with him?

Sounds interesting!  The above just whet your appetite.

The bus tour will be led by one of our favorite speakers, Craig Pfannkuche.

The tour will start at 9:30 AM from the Ogilvie Transportation Center at Madison and Clinton streets and will return to the same location by 4:00 PM.

Tour cost is as follows:

  • $35 for CGS members
  • $45 for non-members of CGS
  • $15 per person for a box lunch (if you choose)

Box lunches will be prepared by Panera.

You can bring your own bagged lunch if you prefer.  You do not have to take the lunch from Panera.

Please take a look at the following link which is a PDF copy of the flyer/registration sheet that contains all of the details for the program should you choose to participate.  The flyer is available at the Chicago Genealogical Society website.  The flyer can be viewed and/or printed at:

Chicago Genealogical Society Program Flyer/Reservation Form for the October 6, 2012 Dark Alleys Bus Tour

Reservations need to be submitted by September 28, 2012 to the society.  All of the details are on the flyer in the above PDF.

You do not have to be a member of the society in order to participate.

Craig is a fantastic speaker so I would anticipate he will be providing outstanding historical background of the events while acting as a guide for the program.

Please visit the general website for the Chicago Genealogical Society at:

Chicago Genealogical Society

This sounds like a great outing to actually see the sites where many of Chicago’s “dark” events occurred.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Pointers In Person (PIP) Italian Genealogy Research Group To Meet At The Oak Brook Heritage Center in Oak Brook, IL On Saturday, September 22, 2012, From 10:00 AM to Noon

Hi Everyone!

I just received a notice of an upcoming Pointers In Person (PIP) Italian Genealogy Group meeting that will take place at the Oak Brook Heritage Center in Oak Brook, IL on Saturday,  September 22, 2012, from 10:00 AM to Noon.

The Heritage Center is located in the Old Butler School Building.

The group has not been active over the last couple of years.  It looks like they are trying to re-connect and become active again and share all they can about Italian genealogical research.

Details of the upcoming PIP program follow in the PDF file sent to me by the group:

September 22, 2012 POINTers In Person (PIP) Italian Genealogy Research Program

This does appear to be a new meeting location for the group.  They had been meeting previously at the Schaumburg Township District Library as well as the Italian Cultural Center.

New “revived” group, new meeting location!

The flyer does include a link so participants can get a better insight into the meeting location.  The flyer notes to check out the following link:

Oak Brook History

If you are doing Italian genealogical research and were not aware where to connect, then this is a great opportunity to attend and help reactivate the PIP group that is geared to Italian genealogical research.

Check them out.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

September 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for September 11, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the September 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts as a PDF file into the PROGRAM HANDOUTS Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the September 2012 Handouts for your convenience:

September 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts

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 11, 2012 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.

You will also note that I have started “highlighting” in this uploaded PDF key points within the handout  by using  the “yellow highlighting” function within Microsoft Word.  This will allow your eyes to visually see key points within the handouts that I want to emphasize.  I hope you will enjoy being able to more easily see these key points within the set of handouts through this highlighting technique.  I plan on highlighting within the Handout file on a going forward basis.

Please note that the Handouts PDF file has embedded Bookmarks to allow you to move to the handouts of interest to you quickly without having to scroll through the entire document.  Just open the Bookmark window in the PDF file and select the handout of interest for quick access.

You can also get to the handouts of interest to you quickly via the Table of Contents at the beginning of the document.  You will find hyperlinks that will get you directly to the handout of interest to you from the Table of 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

September 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for September 11, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

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

September 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, September 11, 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 September 11, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 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 and a “new” breakout group at which those that have actually created a Family History Book or Report can share with others at the table how they went about doing that.  In order to make this new table successful I am in need of those that have created a Family History Book to attend this program and be willing to share their successes with others in a small group setting.  We are going to give this new “table” a try and see if we can make it work over time.

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

Re-Post Reminder – October 19-20, 2012 Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference; “Family History In Profile”;Rockford, IL

Hi Everyone,

As the Fall genealogical season starts to get fast and furious, I wanted to make a re-post on an upcoming annual genealogical conference hosted by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.  The conference will take place on October 19 and 20, 2012, Friday and Saturday, in Rockford, IL.  The program title for the two-day event is called “Family History in Profile”.

What follows after the separator line is the text of the original post of this announcement of the conference made on May 15, 2012.

Believe it or not the time from May 2012 to today has flown by rapidly.  A new reminder of the ISGS program in October is now warranted!

All of the details of the conference follow after the separator line.

Check out the individual programs being offered, the speakers, the cost, the location etc.  See if there is something that fits with your own research interests.  October is right around the corner.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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Hi Everyone!

The program notices have been running “hot and heavy” over the last few days as I place these notices in the blog for your planning purposes.

The most recent one for which I have received information is the annual “Fall Conference” that is being put together by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.  The title of the program is “Family History in Profile”.    The society over the last few years has been moving its program around the state.  For many years it was being held in the Chicagoland area making it very easy for us living in the area to attend.

This year’s program will be in Rockford, IL at the Best Western Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center.

There are many genealogists throughout the rest of the state of Illinois and they also deserve a shot at being able to attend a large-scale genealogy program closer to their own home base.

The Illinois State Genealogical Society has a wonderful description of this upcoming Fall program on their website.  You can look at all of the details of this 2-day program at:

2012 Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference

The program has 9 well-known speakers who will be providing a great deal of genealogical material on a variety of topics over the two days.

There are a variety of different costs depending on whether you are a member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS), whether you will be attending the Friday evening programs or just have dinner and listen to the key speaker during dinner or whether you are a non-member of ISGS and what you will be attending.  So you want to give the website a good going over for the details on the costs you may incur depending on what you will participate in.

You do not have to attend both days of the conference.  You can attend on Friday only or Saturday only.  It is the most economical to attend both days along with the Friday evening dinner.  But you can pick and attend the programs on just one day or the other.

As you can see there is a great deal of conference and program activity going on of late that I am happy to share with you.

This is just one more of the many that I am aware of at this time.  Rockford is not all that far from us if you were thinking to attend.  Take a good look at the information of the conference and the facility from the above link from the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS).

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening September 11, 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, September 11, 2012:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 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 and a “new” breakout group at which those that have actually created a Family History Book or Report can share with others at the table how they went about doing that.  In order to make this new table successful I am in need of those that have created a Family History Book attend this program and be willing to share their successes with others in a small group setting.  We are going to give this new “table” a try and see if we can make it work over time.

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