Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) To Co-Host Upcoming Monthly Meeting Of The Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) On Saturday Morning, January 19, 2013, From 10:30 AM Until 2:30 PM (Dual Programs); Program Registration Is Required

Hi Everyone!

The Schaumburg Township District Library will be co-hosting an upcoming monthly meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) that will take place on Saturday morning, January 19, 2013, from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM in the combined Rasmussen North and South Rooms on the 2nd floor of our library.

Our library opens its doors on Saturdays at 10:00 AM.

Registration through the Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) is required.  Registration instructions follow below.

The program consists of two parts.  The main program starts at 10:30 AM, commencing with about 20 minutes of CAGGNI announcements.   Guest speakers Lou Szucs and Juliana Smith will then present “Hidden Treasures At Ancestry.com And How To Find Them”.

Following the conclusion of the main program at approximately 12:30 PM, the CAGGNI Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group (SIG) will conduct their program from approximately 12:30 PM until conclusion at 2:30 PM.

Those who register for the program are not obligated to attend the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Program after the main program concludes.  It is optional and will be of value to those that have an interest in using Family Tree Maker in their genealogy research.  This program affords the opportunity to interact with other Family Tree Maker users in becoming more familiar with the powers of computing that are within Family Tree Maker.

The program is open to all who have registered.  You do not have to be a library card holder of STDL to attend.  You do not have to be a member of CAGGNI to attend.  (If you are interested in becoming a member of CAGGNI, this is a great opportunity to see what a CAGGNI event is like and to meet and interact with those members that are in attendance.)

Our library is located at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.  The library building is located in the Town Square which is at the intersections of Roselle Road and Schaumburg Road.

Registration for the program is required. This can be done by visiting the library web site at:

Schaumburg Township District Library Web Site

Click on the “Events” tab at the top.

Then click on “All Programs” under the Central Library column.

Scroll through the calendar to select January.

Look for the January 19, 2013 date and click on the program title “Hidden Treasures At Ancestry.com And How To Find Them”.

Enter in your First Name, Last Name and Phone Number (Required).

Your e-mail address is optional.  If you add it in you will receive an e-mail reminder from us a few days in advance of the program.

Click on the “Complete Registration” Button and you will be registered.

It’s that simple!

You can also register by calling our main library number at 847-985-4000 and ask that you want to be registered for a program.  Our staff will be able to register you for this program if you are unable or unwilling to do the online registration process yourself.

Juliana Szucs Smith and Loretto “Lou” Szucs

The guest speakers at the CAGGNI meeting/feature program will be Lou Szucs and Juliana Smith. Their presentation is titled “Hidden Treasures At Ancestry.com And How To Find Them”.

With billions of records at Ancestry.com, some of the richest treasures are sometimes overlooked.  This presentation by Loretto (Lou) Szucs and Juliana Smith of Ancestry.com is designed to spark new ideas by highlighting some great collections that don’t surface immediately in a general search.  Come and discover new databases and learn how to use Ancestry.com most effectively so that you can get the most out of your research time.

Juliana Smith has been with Ancestry.com for 15 years. During that time she has edited Ancestry.com newsletters and as Senior Communications and Education Associate, she has presented webinars, created blogs and participated in other social media for the company. She is a certificate-holder from the Boston University Genealogy Research program.

Loretto (Lou) Szucs has been with Ancestry.com for 20 years, is author and/or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Source, They Became Americans, Chicago and Cook County Research, and she has served on several genealogical society boards, including Illinois State Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies where she is currently serving as a director.

Refreshments will be provided.

Visit the CAGGNI web site itself to see what the society is all about and what genealogical resources they have online both for the public and for registered members to use to help in your genealogical research.  You can visit the society web site at:

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois Website

Mark your calendars for this wonderful main program as well as the secondary program from the CAGGNI Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group should you choose to participate in it.

Learn more about genealogical research on the topic of the program that can help you in your own research efforts.

Visit our library and see what is in our collection for genealogy in the 929.1 through 929.3 areas of our library, as well as all other resource materials both on our shelves and in our electronic databases.

Meet the CAGGNI group and its members.

Mark your calendars.

Register!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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