Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for October 9, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the October 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 October 2012 Handouts for your convenience:

October 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, October 9, 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

October 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for October 9, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

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

October 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, October 9, 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 October 9, 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, October 9, 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:

Steve Szabados

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 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 “Organize and Share Your Family History”.

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.

Steve is also the author of two very fine genealogy books that can help the new genealogical researcher get started as well as help the Eastern European genealogical researcher.

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 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

Pointers In Person (PIP) Italian Genealogy Research Group To Meet At The Italian Cultural Center In Stone Park, IL On Saturday, November 10, 2012, From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Hi Everyone!

I just received a notice of an upcoming Pointers In Person (PIP) Italian Genealogy Group meeting that will take place at the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park, IL on Saturday,  November 10, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

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

November 10, 2012 POINTers In Person (PIP) Italian Genealogy Research Program

It looks like participants will be able to explore the Florence Bartolomei Roselli Library that is located at the center.

The flyer also indicates that pizza will be served after the session at a cost to those attending of $15 per person.

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

Check them out.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Don’t Forget To Look At The Poll Archives Page Of This Blog To See The Previous Polls And Results

Hi Everyone!

About every 6 to 8 weeks I like to put up a new poll that appears at the top of the right sidebar of the blog.

I just created a new poll question as of October 1, 2012 that now resides in that spot.

But what ever happens to the previous poll questions and results?  Did you miss them?  Did you not even know there are some?

All of these polls have a life of their own in the “Poll Archives” page of the blog that is one of the selection items you can pick at the top of the blog homepage.

There are currently 6 old “closed” polls and their results residing in the Poll Archives.

Here is where you can see for yourself what the previous polls were and their results as well as also see the most current poll that is still open and active.

Just scroll down the contents of the “Poll Archives” page to find these hidden gems of anecdotal genealogical queries.

See how you would have responded.

See if the results fit with your own expectations.

Also, if you have any genealogical questions for which you would like to see responses from our reading audience, leave me a comment with the question as part of this post or contact me via the “Contact Me”.  Perhaps I can turn it into a poll question on this blog.

Enjoy the current poll.

Enjoy the Poll Archives.  Refresh yourself on what we have already asked.  Discover the Poll Archives if you are new to reading the blog.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening October 9, 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, October 9, 2012:

Steve Szabados

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 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 “Organize and Share Your Family History”.

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.

Steve is also the author of two very fine genealogy books that can help the new genealogical researcher get started as well as help the Eastern European genealogical researcher.

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 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

New Poll On Right Sidebar Of The Blog; Simple Question Being Posed; “Have You Ever Been To The Family History Library In Salt Lake City, Utah To Do Family History Research? “; “Yes” Or “No”?

Hi Everyone!

Well, here goes another Poll that is now on the right sidebar of the blog right at the top of the blog homepage.

This time I am just asking for a simple response to a very basic question.

“Have You Ever Been To The Family History Library In Salt Lake City, Utah To Do Family History Research?”  Yes or No

Simple, direct and to the point.

The Family History Library is the largest in the world for family history research material.  Individuals have gone there to gain access to the 2.4 million reels of microfilm the library has in its collection.  We are most familiar with ordering these films for delivery to the local Family History Centers (FHC) that are local to our own areas throughout the country.  It has often been said that you can get an incredible amount of research done at this wonderful facility in person even though it will cost you travel expenses to get there.  But the travel expenses are often negated because you would have spent the money ordering the films to be delivered locally to your own FHC.

Have You Ever Been To The Family History Library In Salt Lake City, Utah To Do Family History Research? Yes or No

Take a look at the new Poll.  Consider providing a reply.

Let’s see how active this poll can be.

The more the merrier!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

History/Genealogy Events From The Swedish American Museum During The Week Of October 1, 2012

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities may be specifically related to genealogical events or programs.  Other events may have a historical context as it applies to Swedish history and ancestry.

I thought I would share with you what I have been receiving as a link to what I received via e-mail.

The museum itself is located at 5211 North Clark Street in Chicago, IL.  The phone number for the museum is 773-728-8111.

It actually looks like there is plenty to do if you are interested in discovering more about Swedish history and ancestry.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing during the week of October 1, 2012 at the Swedish American Museum:

Activities And Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago During The Week Of October 1, 2012

See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library