Monthly Archives: April 2013

WiFi Access In Our Library Plus A Correction On WiFi Access To Ancestry Library Edition From Within Our Library Using Your Laptop, Portable Devices etc.

Hi Everyone!

Oops! Road SignI need to make our readers of this blog that use our library aware of 2 items that pertain to WiFi access from within our library.

One is an update.  One is an “OOOPs” correction on my part.

If you have previously come into our library and set your laptop or portable device WiFi to automatic connection to our library network, please note that our WiFi connection for the general public has changed from “STDL” to “LIBRARY”.  In simple terms this means that your device would have detected a local WiFi network (the library) and in order to have established that connection you would have selected “STDL” as the network connection.  Today, the “STDL” designation no longer exists.  It has been replaced with “LIBRARY”.

You will simply have to reset your automatic WiFi connection on your laptop to this new network identity we are using of “LIBRARY”.  If you do not reset it, your laptop will no longer connect via WiFi within our library because the previous network you used of “STDL” no longer exists.

I think you will easily be able to make this change on your own when you come to our library.  If in doubt, just walk on over to our Computer Assistance (CA) area on the 2nd floor and speak to them about it so you can be sure you are connected to our WiFi when visiting us.

The second item related to WiFi in our library is my “OOOOPs” correction.

It was my previous understanding that if you brought in your laptop or portable device and wanted to use Ancestry Library Edition within the library via the WiFi network we have, access would have been denied.  You would have had to use our own internal computers to access Ancestry Library Edition.

That may have been true in the past at one point, but it is no longer true.

Many of the genealogy researchers I work with here were easily showing me that they were indeed connected to Ancestry Library Edition from within our library with their laptop or portable device over our WiFi network.  Initially, I thought that was a mistake and should not have happened.

However, upon further discussions with our internal staff, I stand corrected.

Yes, you can access Ancestry Library Edition from within our library using your own laptop or portable device over our internal WiFi network!

I am actually very happy to share this corrected information.  It obviously makes your research that much easier being able to connect internally to Ancestry Library Edition using your own device.  You have been able to do that and probably did do that in spite of me telling you that you could not!!  Seeing is believing, and I saw plenty of laptops connected to Ancestry Library Edition over WiFi from within our library.

Enjoy your visits within our location accessing our incredible WiFi network.  Make sure you access us internally by connecting to “LIBRARY” as the network that will be detected by your laptop or portable device.  If you have not been here for a while accessing our WiFi, just be sure you re-establish the connection using “LIBRARY” as the network and NOT “STDL”.

And yes, access Ancestry Library Edition within our library over our WiFi network using your laptop or portable device.

Enjoy.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, May 4, 2013 At 10:00 AM; “Compiling Your Medical Family Tree” By Marsha Peterson-Maass

Hi Everyone,

NWSCG LogoI just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, May 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 1801 W. Central Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL.

There is no prior registration needed.  There is no fee to attend.

The society offers an early informal gathering at 9:30 AM that would allow you to exchange information and ask questions with others present at the time before the formal program starts.

Please be sure to view the link below that will get you to the program description material supplied to me by the society. 

Feature Presentation Clip ArtThe speaker for the morning program will be Marsha Peterson-Maass.  The speaker will present a program titled “Compiling Your Medical Family Tree.

Please take a look at the full PDF announcement of the program by going to:

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) May 4, 2013 Program Notice

You will find more details about the program location, the program contents and some information about Marsha Peterson-Maass, the speaker for the morning from the above link to the program information.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Teresa McMillin Will Be Our Genealogy Program Speaker For The April 9, 2013 Program; There Was A “Typo” Error In The April PDF Newsletter Advertising Our May Program Speaker

Hi Everyone!

Oops! Road SignA very good eagle-eye made me aware that the Online April 2013 Genealogy Newsletter I upload shows some conflicting information in the section of the Newsletter that identifies our speaker information for May 2013.

I must have forgotten to change the date in the text of that description to the proper May date.  It reads as if Sarah A. V. Kirby will be the speaker for the April 9, 2013 program.  I should have changed that date to May 14, 2013 for Sarah’s program.

For tomorrow’s program, April 9, 2013, our speaker will be Teresa McMillin as my blog post publicizing the program indicates.  She will present her program on “Hunting For Henry: A Case Study on Sibling Research”.

Sarah A. V. Kirby will be our genealogy speaker for our May 14, 2013 program.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

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