Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 2013 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program On Saturday October 26, 2013; Group Discussion To Help You Break Through Your Brick Wall Problems

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 a recent issue of the October 2013 Newsletter called the Cirkular that I received from the Swedish American Museum.

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, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  The title of the program is “Hit A Brick Wall: Group Discussion”.  There is no formal speaker presentation.  It appears participants will interact among themselves and offer genealogy help to each other.

Members of the Swedish American Museum can attend the genealogy program at no cost.  Non-members of the organization can also attend but there will be a $10 cost.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing  during October 2013 at the Swedish American Museum:

Genealogy Program And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago October 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

October 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for October 8, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

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

October 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, October 8, 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  “highlight” 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

October 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for October 8, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

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

October 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, October 8, 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 October 8, 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, October 8, 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:

Jeff Bockman PhotoThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jeffrey Bockman. Jeffrey will present a program titled “Using Maps in Genealogical Research”.

Jeffrey will present an overview of both physical and online maps including: Historical Atlases: State and County, Plat (Land ownership), inside details on Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, along with Panoramic, Migration, Topographical, and others. Looks at using maps with other records and using them to help find other records.

Jeff is a past five-term President of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society and DCGS 2010 & 2011 Conference Chair.
He was Chairman of the 2006 Chicagoland Genealogical Consortium
He was the Local Arrangements Chair for the 2006 NGS Conference.
Jeff is also a prior four-term Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Jeff is also the DuPage County IL GenWeb Project webmaster since Sept. 1996

He has applied his engineering, management, computer, and organizational development background to help with the analyzing, problem solving and organization of records necessary for genealogical research. He has been doing genealogical research since 1987 and has been active in societies, society management, classes, and presenting lectures since 1994.

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

Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) Will Be Having National Genealogy Conference In Lombard, IL At Westin Lombard Hotel From October 23, 2013 Through October 26, 2013 (Wed To Sat); 43 Presentations To Be Offered During The 4 Day Event

Hi Everyone!

Czech Republic MapI just noticed that there will be a large-scale national genealogy conference of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) that will be taking place very close to us in Lombard, IL from Wednesday, October 23, 2013, through Saturday, October 26, 2013.

During the four days, participants will be able to choose from 43 presentations to attend to advance their genealogy research skills pertinent to Czech research.

You can visit the main website of the society and find out much more about this genealogical society at:

Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI) Website

You can get detailed information about the conference coming up in Lombard from the CGSI website at:

14th CGSI Genealogical and Cultural Conference October 23, 2013 to October 26, 2013 in Lombard, IL

Here is also a direct link to a 12 page PDF file of all of the details for this upcoming conference, including the cost to attend, programs being offered, speaker biographies, conference hotel host, tours being offered, translation services, etc.:

14th CGSI Genealogical and Cultural Conference for 2013 Brochure

If you are doing Czech research and are anywhere in the Chicagoland area, this is certainly your conference to consider attending.  If were not aware of this society and all of the resources it can offer to assist with your Czech genealogy research, you now have a chance to see what they are all about.

Be among fellow Czech researchers.  Share your knowledge with them and pick up some new tips to help your own research.

This large-scale event is literally in our own back yard.

Check it out!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Steve Szabados Has Authored Another Genealogy Help Book; The Title Is “Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Success”; Available At Amazon.com

Hi Everyone!

Steve Szabados

Steve Szabados

Steve Szabados, a recurring genealogy program presenter at our library, has informed me that he has another new genealogy help book that has been published.

This book is focused on tips and guides to make your Polish genealogy research more productive.  The title of the book is “Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Success”.

I plan on adding this book to our library’s circulating collection so it can be checked out.

Steve is an avid Polish genealogy researcher and wants to share his successes with others doing Polish research.  His new book focuses on how to go about making your Polish research more successful.

Steve informs me the book is available through Amazon.com.  Here is a link to Amazon.com providing information about Steve’s new book:

Steve Szabados Newly Published Genealogy Help Book; “Polish Genealogy: Four Steps To Success” At Amazon.com

Steve also offers personal help to those doing Polish genealogical research through his volunteer efforts at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.  Steve is there on each Friday morning from 9 AM to 12 Noon.

Not only can you advance your Polish genealogy research through the words of Steve’s new book, but you can also work with him face-to-face when he volunteers at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on each Friday from 9 AM to 12 Noon!!

Steve knows his stuff about all things “genealogy”.  He also knows his stuff about “Polish genealogy”.

Break through your Polish genealogy brick walls with a little bit of help from Steve!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening October 8, 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, October 8, 2013:

Jeff Bockman PhotoThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jeffrey Bockman. Jeffrey will present a program titled “Using Maps in Genealogical Research”.

Jeffrey will present an overview of both physical and online maps including: Historical Atlases: State and County, Plat (Land ownership), inside details on Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, along with Panoramic, Migration, Topographical, and others. Looks at using maps with other records and using them to help find other records.

Jeff is a past five-term President of the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society and DCGS 2010 & 2011 Conference Chair.
He was Chairman of the 2006 Chicagoland Genealogical Consortium
He was the Local Arrangements Chair for the 2006 NGS Conference.
Jeff is also a prior four-term Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Jeff is also the DuPage County IL GenWeb Project webmaster since Sept. 1996

He has applied his engineering, management, computer, and organizational development background to help with the analyzing, problem solving and organization of records necessary for genealogical research. He has been doing genealogical research since 1987 and has been active in societies, society management, classes, and presenting lectures since 1994.

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