Monthly Archives: October 2013

Chicago Daily News Photographs Collection Database; 55,000 Chicago Images Dating Between 1902 To 1933

Hi Everyone!

Chicago Daily News Photographic DatabaseOne of my fellow reference librarians at our library made me aware of a nice database that can help genealogy researchers that focus on Chicago ancestral connections.

It is called the Chicago Daily News Photographic Database.  It is part of the Library of Congress American Memory Collection.

Here is a description of what the database is:

This collection comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of Chicago’s leading newspapers. The photographs illustrate the enormous variety of topics and events covered in the newspaper, although only about twenty percent of the images in the collection were published in the newspaper. Most of the photographs were taken in Chicago, Illinois, or in nearby towns, parks, or athletic fields. In addition to many Chicagoans, the images include politicians, actors, and other prominent people who stopped in Chicago during their travels and individual athletes and sports teams who came to Chicago. Also included are photographs illustrating the operations of the Chicago Daily News itself and pictures taken on occasional out-of-town trips by the Daily News’s photographers to important events, such as the inauguration of presidents in Washington, D.C.

Here is a link to get you to the website:

Chicago Daily News Photographic Database; Images Span 1902 To 1933

This is a very nice photographic database from the Chicago Daily News, a former newspaper that was published in Chicago between 1876 to 1978.  Photographs taken during the times of our ancestors can add a lot of meaning to who are ancestors were and how the Chicago area looked to them at the time of the photograph.  Images in the database span from 1902 to 1933.

Just looking at images from the time of your ancestor can give you a better perspective on what they saw at the time and how their world looked to them.

Who knows, you may even find images in the database of your ancestors!

You can do a search of the material using “Keyword” or you can browse by”Subject”or browse by “Name”.

I did look at the database and did a search using a general keyword term of “Polish”.  You can control your search variation terms by using the drop-down menus that can make your search too detailed with controlling terms and may not return hits to you because too many conditions are required to be met.  Keep yours simple initially and then use these “filtering” options if needed.

I received 23 hits on that keyword.  The keyword used may be in the associated title of the image or it may be in the text description of the image.  If it is in the text, I noticed it is highlighted in black in comparison to the other text.

You can view the hits as a list view or as a gallery where the image is in thumbnail format.

It was just nice to see what Polish oriented images were contained in this database.  You can take the same approach for your own ethnic area of genealogy interest.

The subject browsing provides you with a rather large list of subjects that may not be very intuitive.  Just looking at the result of one subject it is identified as “from Alexander, Marjory to Allison, Sam R.”.  I just think you may be better using the keyword approach.

Using the browse by name gives you a “range” to look at.  One example of this is how it shows the following name range such as “from Albright, Adam Emory to Taft, Lorado 1860-1936″.  You click on the range if the name is within that grouping and you will be presented with a more detailed list of all of the names within that range.  The name lists are not that overwhelmingly large in numbers.

This is a nice resource for your possible discovery of Chicago ancestral connections at a specific level or just at a general level of interest.  If not a direct connection to a specific ancestor, then you might simply see what information is contained that could generally apply to the times your ancestor was alive in Chicago.

Give it a try for your Chicago ancestral connections.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

“Try-It! Illinois 2013″ Free Database Access Available Through November 30, 2013; Request Log-In ID/Password From Illinois Secretary Of State; Approximately 27 Genealogy And Family History Databases Available To Try

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Try It Illinois LogoThe Illinois Secretary of State makes available on an annual basis access to a variety of electronic databases that are available for libraries to add to their collection for a fee.  Trying the databases can give the user feedback as to whether the database is good and useful to that user.

The Illinois Secretary of State calls the trial “Try-It! Illinois 2013″.

The Illinois Secretary of State will provide you with a Log In ID and Password that will allow you to visit the databases and give them a test run to see if there is material of interest to you.  If you find a database of interest that your local library is currently not subscribing to you can then provide your input to that library to see if the database access can be obtained by that library for ongoing use.

You can go to the site where Try-It Illinois 2013 information can be found.  At this site you can also submit a request to obtain a Log In ID and Password that will allow you access to the databases available during the trial.  Here is the site to begin your trial access to a multitude of databases:

Try-It! Illinois 2013

This trial is open to users through November 30, 2013.

Here is a little internal memo I received from our technical librarian describing more about this Try-It Illinois 2013 access:

Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2013, the fourteenth annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the library staffs and users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET* member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois.

Once I logged in to the trial, I was able to select the “subject” category and it presented me with a list of subjects one of them being “Genealogy and Family History”.  I think selecting the “subject” category will be your best manner of looking for databases rather than the other categories.  Within that category I saw there was a list of 27 databases that had been categorized with this grouping.  You can select a database of interest that will get you to the provider of the database.  With a few more clicks you will ultimately get yourself to the database to actually try it out.

Many of the databases within this list are databases our library currently subscribes to.  Many of the databases on the surface are named in a manner that would make you wonder how it got categorized as a genealogy type database!  e.g. “Visual Thesaurus”.  But, nonetheless, it is in the list of 27 databases.

You also have access to the hundreds of other databases available during the trial, not just the genealogy databases.  The list of databases will be presented to you in alphabetical order by name (Product).  You can also look at the list by “Company” or “Library Type” or by “Subject” as I did to find the Local History and Genealogy Databases. ( I recommend using the “Subject” method to find databases of interest within a subject category.)

Jeffrey Bockman, our recent genealogy program speaker, had a good portion of his presentation on “Maps” devoted to making the audience aware specifically of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.  It just happens that the Digital Sanborn maps are one of the available databases within this trial for you to use!  You can access this database through November 30, 2013 through Try-It! Illinois 2013.

So just head on out to the Try-It! Illinois link I provided above and submit your request to obtain a Log In ID and Password from the Illinois Secretary of State to begin accessing this multitude of databases, 27 of which are identified as being Genealogy and Family History oriented.

We should give a big “thank you” to Jessie White, the Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian for making this access available for trial on a recurring basis each year for a rather lengthy period.  This trial is open from October 1, 2013 to November 30, 2013.

Check out the databases, especially ones that you have not previously accessed or even knew about.  There are literally hundreds of databases to sample across a myriad of subjects.  You have access to all of these not just the 27 databases categorized as being for Genealogy and Family History.

See what you think.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Keeping Kids Still While Being Photographed Back In Time! How Did They Make The Child Sit Still??; Take A Good Look At The Enclosed PDF Picture!

Hi Everyone!

Reader's Digest May 2013 Mystery Picture; How Is The Infant Being Kept Still For The Photograph?

Reader’s Digest May 2013 Mystery Picture; How Is The Infant Being Kept Still For The Photograph?

Here is a little fun item provided to me by Don G. who regularly attends our monthly genealogy programs at our library.

Photos are an important part of anyone doing genealogical research.  Current digital photos are nice.  Old time Kodak photos are nicer still.  But it is real nice when we encounter in our possession photos that were made in a studio that date back to the pre-1900s.

Families took photos of themselves back then just as we do today, except they often did not have the equipment to take pictures as we do today with our cell phones.  They often needed to go to a photography studio for a sit-down picture that took time to take and required being still.

Tough job to do when you have squirming toddlers!

Don G. let me know that there was a “workaround” back in those days that was employed by mothers to help assist their children be still during these photography session requiring absolute stillness to make the photo a success.

Here is the image given to be by Don G. that he obtained from a recent Reader’s Digest issue from May 2013.

Spoiler alert coming after the link to the picture!  So just go to the picture, don’t read the text after the link,  and see if you can tell what is going on in the picture to help the child be still while the picture is being taken.  Also, try not to read the text that accompanies the picture so you can really try hard to figure it out.  That can be hard to do since the “secret” of the picture is explained in text right there in front of you!

Here is a link to the PDF picture that is larger in size and clearer than what you see at the beginning of this post:

Small Child In Picture Circa 1880s Sitting Still For Picture.  How Was The Child Kept Still?

OK, if you went past the link and just kept reading my post, the secret is going to be let out of the bag and it is called a “spoiler”.

I was amazed to find out from Don G. that the mother is actually covered by the “sheet” in the picture and the child appears to be sitting in the lap of the mother.  So, I guess with Mom so close by, the child was more cooperative during the photo session to produce a blur-free image!

I had never heard of that technique and I thank Don G. for bringing it up and sharing the image with me.

I had seen images from the past when a neck brace was used standing behind people in pictures on which they could rest their head to get perfect stillness.  You often see the base of the support on the floor by their shoes if they were standing for the picture.

But I had never been aware of mothers being covered up masquerading as covered furniture and included in pictures of their children!

If it works then do it that way!

The ingenuity of our ancestors to make something work with the technology they had available to them at the time is just priceless.

Enjoy the picture.

Now, you need to take a look at any old pictures you may have in your possession going back to the pre-1900s that included children or infants or toddlers.  Maybe you have a “masquerading” mother in the picture that you never even noticed.

Have fun!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Re-Post Reminder: Illinois State Genealogical Society To Host Annual Fall Conference On Friday, October 25, 2013 And Saturday, October 26, 2013 In Sandwich, IL; Conference Brochure Now Available

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ISGS LogoHere is a reminder on the upcoming Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Fall Conference that will take place on Friday, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, October 26, 2013 in Sandwich, IL.

I made a previous post that included all of the details about the conference.

Since the conference is coming up very shortly, I thought I would re-post the information for your consideration.

My original posting of information about the conference was published on August 27, 2013.

Information about the conference from my original post in August follows after the separator line.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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Hi Everyone,

illinoisgensoc-logoI just received the brochure  for the Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference for 2013.  The “theme” title of this event is called “The Way They Were”.  The dates noted are for Friday, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, October 26, 2013.  The conference will be held in Sandwich, IL.  Sandwich, IL is about 60 miles from Chicago and is even closer from the Northwest Suburbs.  You can probably expect a drive time of about 1 hour from our area.

Here is a PDF of the brochure I received from the ISGS:

October 25-26, 2013 Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) Fall Conference Brochure For Registration, Programs and Speakers

Here is what is posted at the website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society regarding information about the upcoming conference:

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Friday, October 25 through Saturday, October 26

ISGS 2013 Fall Conference  (ISGS Events)

Timber Creek Inn & Suites 3300 Drew Ave Sandwich, Illinois 60545

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) announces its 2013 Fall conference to be held on October 25 and 26 in Sandwich, Illinois, at the Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Convention Center.

Using The Way They Were as this year’s theme, a variety of presenters will offer lectures to assist attendees in identifying the “they” in genealogical research. In addition, a focus on “were” will explore the importance of capturing family stories and ancestor anecdotes to round out a family’s history.

Besides attending genealogy focused lectures and social events, conference goers can visit the Sandwich area which offers a variety of venues for historical sightseeing. These include area museums, tours of the Naper Settlement in Naperville, and the world famous Mies van der Rohe glass home, as well as the Farnsworth House, on the banks of the nearby Fox River.

Conference details will be available soon at the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org. For room reservations, contact the Timber Creek Inn & Suites at (866) 992-7335 or visit http://www.timbercreekinnandsuites.com(mention the ISGS conference to secure the group rate).

Questions about the ISGS 2013 Fall Conference can be emailed to the Conference Chair, Howard Manthei, at isgspublications@ilgensoc.org.

Mark your calendar! We look forward to seeing you in Sandwich this Fall!

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George Morgan, a power house in the world of genealogy, will be one of the main speakers at this 2 day program.  George, along with Drew Smith, are well-known as being the originators of the “Genealogy Guys Podcasts”.  George is also a well-known genealogy author in his own right.

Thomas MacEntee, another power house speaker in the world of genealogy, will also be a speaker.  Thomas is well-known for educating us about the world of social media and technology as they apply to genealogy.

There will be a total of 8 speakers for the 2 day program.  There will be a total of 16 programs taking place over the 2 days from among the 8 total speakers.  Take a look at the link at the beginning of this post to the PDF that highlights all of the programs and the biographies of the speakers.  The registration forms are included as well as the program costs (not including your hotel costs if you stay).  Costs vary as to whether you are a member of the ISGS or not.

The roster of speakers certainly looks good.  The variety of the programs looks to have something for everyone that is doing genealogical research.  And it is only about 1 hour drive time from our area.

Check out all of this current information about this annual program put on by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

There is plenty of time to consider attending this 2-day program on Friday afternoon, October 25, 2013 and Saturday, all-day, October 26, 2013.

Check out all of the information from the ISGS!  Consider attending this great annual 2-day conference!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

“What’s New At Ancestry.com October 2013″ YouTube Video

Hi Everyone!

ancestry-logoI just did a quick look at YouTube and saw that there is now a October 2013 video posted from Ancestry.com that is titled “What’s New At Ancestry.com October 2013″.

The video is an approximate 29 minute production hosted by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com who provides the viewers with updates on what new things users of Ancestry.com should be aware of.

Topics covered in this video by Crista are:

  • October is National Family History Month
  • Follow the Ancestry.com blog and look for posts from “Ancestry Ann” who is the contributing blogger from Ancestry
  • Upcoming genealogy conferences – Genealogy Event in New York City on November 2, 2013 as well as upcoming Ancestry Day in San Francisco on November 9, 2013
  • Updated free iOS Ancestry.com app to correlate with new iOS 7 released by Apple
  • Global Photo Commenting
  • Ancestry.com acquires FindAGrave.com.  It will remain FREE.
  • New content
  • Massachusetts Vital Records 1901-1980 (about 11 million records)
  • Cuyahoga County Ohio Tax Lists 1819-1869 (about 576,000 records)
  • Birmingham, England Church Records 1538-1937 (about 7 individual databases with a different variety of records and years among them containing about 2.3 million records)
  • Native American records relating to Five Civilized Tribes.  (About 172,000 records.)

You can view this video directly here:

Crista does an excellent job of sharing what is new at Ancestry.com that can make your use of the product even more effective and beneficial with your family history research.  She shows you via her computer screen what to look for at the Ancestry.com site.

I also did a search on YouTube looking for similarly titled videos and did discover that there are many “What’s New At Ancestry.com” videos on YouTube going back at least until April of 2012.  These series of videos are a great tool to use to review going back in time so you keep current with all that is being offered and added to Ancestry.com.

Here is a simple link to my search in YouTube that will give you this nice list of these videos posted to YouTube that you can do some catching up on to know about all of the new things at Ancestry.com:

“What’s New At Ancestry.com” YouTube Videos

The host does a very good job verbally describing the new additions as well as showing you the new things at Ancestry via screencasting.  That allows you to see her computer screen as she points out the various “new” things you may see at Ancestry.com and where they are located.

Because so many of us use Ancestry.com, either via a personal subscription or by using the Ancestry product at our local libraries, these YouTube videos are quite informative to keep users up to date with new features that take root on Ancestry.com.  The host provides even more depth to the importance of the change and even why it was done.

I think you will enjoy the most recent video above as well as looking at the link above for even more of these videos.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Upcoming Lake County Genealogical Society Annual Conference To Take Place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 In Round Lake Beach, IL; Cyndi Howells And Ginger Frere Are Guest Speakers; PDF Brochure Included In Post

Hi Everyone!

Feature Presentation Clip ArtAfter visiting the Lake County Genealogical Society website, I see that they have current online information regarding their upcoming 21st Annual Genealogical Workshop that will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

The title for the Conference is “From Grandma’s Place to Cyberspace”

You can visit the general website for the society at:

Lake County Genealogical Society (IL) Website

This is an all-day conference that is taking place at the Cultural and Civic Center of Round Lake Beach that is located at 2007 Civic Center Way in Round Lake Beach, IL.

Registration and browsing of materials starts at 8 AM.

Programs run from 9 AM until 3:30 PM.

Guest speakers for the day are Cyndi Ingle Howells (Yes, THE Cyndi Howells of Cyndis List Fame) and Ginger Frere (Ginger has been a frequent presenter at our own monthly genealogy program.)

Phone contact for information is 847-201-9032.

It looks like the costs for the program are:

  • $35.00 if you are a member of the society (program registration prior to October 12, 2013)
  • $40.00 if you are not a member of the society  (program registration prior to October 12, 2013)
  • $45.00  (program registration after October 12, 2013 or as walk-in on the day of program)

I just received word of this annual program and so it is just past the date for submitting your registration at a smaller fee by the time I post this item on the blog.  So it looks like by the time you read this you can expect to pay $45 to attend whether you pre-register or attend as a walk-in.

“Walk-ins” on the day of the program are OK  but you are on your own for lunch.  Lunch is not guaranteed for “walk-ins”.  You would pay the highest fee on that day.

Please use the following link that will get you directly to the PDF file that has all of the information about the day including the registration material, program titles and times, speaker biographies and directions:

November 9, 2013 Lake County Genealogical Society 19th Annual Conference Program/Registration Brochure

I have been to their programs some time back and I always felt that they had top-notch speakers.  I would definitely recommend attending this annual event.

I know you will enjoy the day.

The society puts on a great annual conference with top-notch speakers and topics.  You will not be disappointed.  If you have not attended a local, all-day conference, this is a good one to attend.

You can always decide at the last-minute and be a “walk-in” to attend the conference (unfortunately, at the highest cost to you).  I have attended conferences as a “walk-in” and I usually find that it was well-worth the added cost to attend at the last-minute if pre-scheduling was a problem for you.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

“What’s New At Ancestry.com September 2013″ YouTube Video

Hi Everyone!

ancestry-logoI just did a quick look at YouTube and saw that there is now a September 2013 video posted from Ancestry.com that is titled “What’s New At Ancestry.com September 2013″.

The video is an approximate 14 minute production hosted by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com who provides the viewers with updates on what new things users of Ancestry.com should be aware of.

Topics covered in this video by Crista are:

  • The return to TV of “Who Do You Think You Are?”
  • Family Tree Maker 2014 – Pre-Sales
  • Category and Exact Search Settings
  • Related content in the image viewer
  • Upcoming genealogy conferences
  • New content – 10.9 million new records
  • London, England Clandestine Marriage Recs
  • Holocaust Records – many new databases with smaller amounts of records per database
  • Nevada Death Index 1980-2012
  • 1921 Census of Canada (Unindexed, images only)
  • England and Wales Non-Conformist Registers, 1567-1970

You can view this video directly here:

Crista does an excellent job of sharing what is new at Ancestry.com that can make your use of the product even more effective and beneficial with your family history research.  She shows you via her computer screen what to look for at the Ancestry.com site.

I also did a search on YouTube looking for similarly titled videos and did discover that there are many “What’s New At Ancestry.com” videos on YouTube going back at least until April of 2012.  These series of videos are a great tool to use to review going back in time so you keep current with all that is being offered and added to Ancestry.com.

Here is a simple link to my search in YouTube that will give you this nice list of these videos posted to YouTube that you can do some catching up on to know about all of the new things at Ancestry.com:

“What’s New At Ancestry.com” YouTube Videos

The host does a very good job verbally describing the new additions as well as showing you the new things at Ancestry via screencasting.  That allows you to see her computer screen as she points out the various “new” things you may see at Ancestry.com and where they are located.

Because so many of us use Ancestry.com, either via a personal subscription or by using the Ancestry product at our local libraries, these YouTube videos are quite informative to keep users up to date with new features that take root on Ancestry.com.  The host provides even more depth to the importance of the change and even why it was done.

I think you will enjoy the most recent video above as well as looking at the link above for even more of these videos.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, November 2, 2013 At 10:00 AM; “The Curious Case Of The Disappearing Dude” By Debra Mieszala

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, November 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, November 2, 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 9:00 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 Debra Mieszala.  The speaker will present a program titled “The Curious Case of the Disappearing Dude.

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

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) November 2, 2013 Program Notice

You will find more details about the program location, the program contents and some information about Debra Mieszala, the speaker for the morning from the above link to the program information.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Your Ancestor’s Surname Was Not Changed Upon Arrival In The US At Ellis Island; Dick Eastman Has Updated His Writing On The Subject; Link To His Post Included

Hi Everyone!

Ellis Island PhotoIn being the genealogy coordinator at our library, I hear many stories from the people I am providing assistance to as they embark on their genealogy research journey.  I hear many stories from those in attendance at our monthly genealogy program about their ancestors.

One recurring story I often hear mentioned to me from these stories is that researchers like to share with me that the name of their ancestor was changed when they disembarked from the ship that brought them to the United States at Ellis Island!

First, I like to expand their knowledge and prepare them for future research efforts by letting them know that Ellis Island (New York) may be the point of arrival for them but they should be aware it is not the only port of arrival of our ancestors.  There can also be Boston, Philadelphia, Galveston, New Orleans, Baltimore and others.  The port of New York, both Ellis Island and Castle Garden that predated Ellis Island, often accounted for about 50% of the arrivals of our ancestors.

Secondly, I try to politely indicate to them that the likelihood of the name of their ancestor being changed upon arrival is literally zero, especially at Ellis Island.

Family stories are going to be just that.  Researchers need to look at the historical context of the times as to how passengers were documented and processed.

Much of the hype lately in the genealogy community about “name-changing” at Ellis Island stems from a recent episode of the “Genealogy Roadshow” during which one of the hosts/experts seemed to have misspoken and let open the possibility that names were changed when in fact they were not.

Dick Eastman had a very well-written article about the subject of names “not” being changed at Ellis Island and felt the need to review and update this article and re-post it on his blog to allay any confusion of the belief on how frequently ancestors’ names were changed at Ellis Island upon their arrival.

Here is a link to Dick Eastman’s wonderful update on the topic that may make you want to reconsider the stories you may heard about your own ancestors and how their names were changed.

“NO, Family Names Were Not Changed at Ellis Island” By Dick Eastman October 2, 2013

Read his article and the copious amounts of details on the process our immigrant ancestors underwent as they left their country and arrived at Ellis Island.

You may want to reconsider your stories passed down to you as an example that they may not necessarily be true or they may have been embellished over the time that the story has a life of its own independent of the facts surrounding it.

Oh well, the story was good while it lasted!

Now, “just the facts ma’m”!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District LIbrary

Indian Trails Public Library Genealogy Program On Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7 To 8:30 PM; “No, The Census Taker Didn’t Miss Them: Finding Online Census Records” By Marsha Peterson-Maass

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Indian Trails Public Library System LogoI received a notice from the Indian Trails Public Library that they will be having a Genealogy Program on Thursday evening, November 7, 2013 from 7 to 8:30 PM.  The program notice indicates that registration for the program is required.

The program is titled “No, the Census Taker Didn’t Miss Them: Finding Online Census Records”.  The speaker will be Marsha Peterson-Maass.

The library is located at 355 Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling, IL.  The phone number of the library is 847-459-4100.

Here is a PDF “flyer” I received from their library with information about the program:

November 7, 2013 Genealogy Program At Indian Lakes Public Library

Mark your calendars for what looks like a very good program.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District LIbrary