Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for May 14, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

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

May 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, May 14, 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

May 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for May 14, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

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

May 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, May 14, 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 May 14, 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, May 14, 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:

Sarah A. V. KirbyThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Sarah A. V. Kirby. Sarah will present a program titled “Free Digital Books: More Than Just Google”.Sarah will present an overview of some of the websites which have large collections of free digitized genealogy texts and how to use them. Also includes a few sites which index other sites.

Sarah has been researching her family since 1994 and has had a surname website since 1997. After obtaining her MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Science) in 2003, she began moving towards professional genealogy. She is currently a member of APG, NGS, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and several other local and regional societies. Miss Kirby has been on the APG’s Publications Advisory Committee since early 2007.

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

DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) Announces Its Genealogy Programs for 2013-2014; View The Schedule From The Embedded PDF

Hi Everyone!

I just noticed at the DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) website that they now have their genealogy program schedule for September 2013 through May 2014.  Programs for the society take place between September Through May each year.  The society does not offer any programs during the summer months of June, July and August.

You can view their upcoming schedule on the following embedded link to a PDF  at:

DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) Genealogy Program Schedule For 2013-2014

Also, just visit the DCGS website to see what they are all about and what nice resources they have at their site for you to discover.  If you have any DuPage County, IL ancestral connection, you may want to consider joining the society to access even more resources through the society’s site.  You can always also see upcoming activities and events for the society at their website.  Look for the link on the left side noted as “Events”.  You can visit the DCGS web site at:

DuPage County Genealogical Society

Take a look at their programming list for 2013-2014 and plan your genealogy program attendance at DCGS starting in September 2013.

They have many interesting programs on their schedule.  Increase your genealogy knowledge and skills.  Attend one of their programs.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Upcoming History/Genealogy/Cultural Events From The Swedish American Museum Starting With The Week Of May 6, 2013

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.  Some events may be cultural.

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.

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  The title of the program is “Will the Real Sven Larsson Stand Up” presented by Dr. Daniel Hubbard.  The Museum is co-sponsoring the program with the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI).

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing starting during the week of May 6, 2013 at the Swedish American Museum:

Activities And Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago During The Week Of May 6, 2013

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

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening May 14, 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, May 14, 2013:

Sarah A. V. KirbyThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Sarah A. V. Kirby. Sarah will present a program titled “Free Digital Books: More Than Just Google”.Sarah will present an overview of some of the websites which have large collections of free digitized genealogy texts and how to use them. Also includes a few sites which index other sites.Sarah has been researching her family since 1994 and has had a surname website since 1997. After obtaining her MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Science) in 2003, she began moving towards professional genealogy. She is currently a member of APG, NGS, the Genealogical Speakers Guild, and several other local and regional societies. Miss Kirby has been on the APG’s Publications Advisory Committee since early 2007.

 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

Genealogy Program At Indian Trails Public Library District In Wheeling, IL On Monday, June 3, 2013 At 7 PM; “The Ellis Island Experience” Presented By Dan Niemiec

Hi Everyone!

Indian Trails Public Library System LogoI just received a notice from Celeste Kuta, an Adult Reference Librarian, that the Indian Trails Public Library District will begin offering genealogy programs.

Celeste has indicated that the library’s kick-off  genealogy program will take place on Monday evening, June 3, 2013 at 7 PM.

The library is located at 355 S. Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling, IL.   The phone number for the library is 847-459-4100.  You can find the library online at:

Indian Trails Public Library District in Wheeling, IL

The speaker for the program will be Dan Niemiec.  Dan will present a program titled “The Ellis Island Experience”.

Dan will share a historical view at what our ancestors went through to leave their homeland for a new life across the ocean. Using this historical background can add to your ancestors’ family story when they aren’t around to describe what they went through.

Dan has been a frequent speaker at our own library to present genealogy programs.  He is very knowledgeable about genealogy and always brings in some funny moments throughout his presentations!  I have not had him here for that program as of now.  Looks like a future booking could be in the works at our library!

We wish Celeste and the Indian Trails Public Library District all the best as they embark on offering genealogy programs to the public.

So for all local geneaholics, there is now one more location close by that will begin offering genealogy programs that you can take in!

Mark your calendar for the date and help the Indian Trails Public Library District kick-off its inaugural genealogy program on Monday evening, June 3, 2013 at 7 PM.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library