Monthly Archives: April 2013

Polish Genealogical Society Of America (PGSA) Will Have Their Next Meeting/Program On Sunday, May 19, 2013, At 2 PM In Chicago; Program Title Is “Genealogical Societies in Poland” Presented By Cynthia Piech

Hi Everyone!

PGSA Logo Clip ArtI received word from the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) that they will be having their next meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 2 PM in Chicago at the Social Hall of the Polish Museum of America located at 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago, IL.

Cynthia Piech will present a program titled “Genealogical Societies in Poland”.

Take a look at the following link that provides you with the program notice information that I received from PGSA.

May 19, 2013 Polish Genealogical Society of America Meeting/Program

Please mark your calendar for this upcoming meeting.  Doing Polish research?  Here is your chance to connect to the PGSA in Chicago and all of the rich historical items that exist within the Polish Museum of America.  More importantly, think of connecting with like-minded Polish researchers as you yourself may be.

Check out this wonderful organization and all that it has to help you in your own Polish research.

Visit the PGSA website to find out all about them and the wonderful resources they have to facilitate your Polish genealogical research.  You can find them at:

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA)

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

April 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for April 9, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the April 2013 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 April 2013 Handouts for your convenience:

April 2013 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, April 9, 2013 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

April 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for April 9, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the April 2013 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 April 2013 Newsletter for your convenience:

April 2013 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, April 9, 2013 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 April 9, 2013

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, April 9, 2013 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, April 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Teresa S. McMillin.  Teresa will present a program titled “Hunting for Henry: A Case Study: Sibling Research”.Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated.

Teresa McMillin PhotoTeresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified Genealogist who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child and currently has many pleased clients. She presents quality genealogical lectures for local societies and national conferences.

Teresa was the 2007 recipient of the National Genealogical Society’s Home Study Course, which she has completed and for which she is now a grader. She is a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; and has taken college-level German courses. Teresa is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as many local genealogical societies. She is a co-president and webmaster of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Teresa lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She is happily married and has two junior-high-aged children: a boy and a girl.

CG or Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certified genealogists after periodic evaluation.

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

Embedded RootsTech 2013 Video Interview Conducted By DearMYRTLE With David Pogue, Tech Guru From The New York Times

Hi Everyone!

tv-interviewI wanted to see how I can enhance some of my blog posts with more than just text.

This is a free blog from WordPress.  As such, I have to use whatever “tools” WordPress provides to “free” blogs.  One of the things I noticed they have as a capability is to “embed” videos from YouTube.  This means that a video will play directly within the blog post.  There will be no other visible link to click on and leave the blog post to see something else.

I thought I would give “embedding” a try with a small video from the just recently concluded RootsTech 2013 Conference.

DearMYRTLE, a renowned genealogist in her own right, was conducting some video interviews at the recent RootsTech 2013.  She has these small video interviews posted on her YouTube channel.  They were conducted with a myriad of attendees to the conference.

I did notice an interview she had with David Pogue, a well-known “tech” guru who writes for the New York Times.  David was also a keynote speaker at the conference and the “buzz” is that his keynote speech “hit it out of the park”.

Here is DearMYRTLE with David Pogue:

I hope you enjoyed seeing the video interview without having to leave my blog post.  More importantly, leave a comment for me regarding my embedding the video directly into the blog post!  I always want to learn new ways within WordPress and this is my most recent effort.

I would like to do more video “embeds” in the future.  I hope you enjoy the continuity of staying with the blog post.

Thanks for letting me experiment!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening April 9, 2013 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, April 9, 2013:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Teresa S. McMillin.  Teresa will present a program titled “Hunting for Henry: A Case Study: Sibling Research”.Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated.

Teresa McMillin PhotoTeresa Steinkamp McMillin is a Certified Genealogist who specializes in German-American and Midwest research, as well as reading German script. She has been interested in genealogy since she was a child and currently has many pleased clients. She presents quality genealogical lectures for local societies and national conferences.

Teresa was the 2007 recipient of the National Genealogical Society’s Home Study Course, which she has completed and for which she is now a grader. She is a multi-year attendee of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy; and has taken college-level German courses. Teresa is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, as well as many local genealogical societies. She is a co-president and webmaster of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Teresa lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She is happily married and has two junior-high-aged children: a boy and a girl.

CG or Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certified genealogists after periodic evaluation.

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