Category Archives: Attaboys

How About That — Another Milestone! Blog Post Number 600 Has Just Been Released!

Hi Everyone!

I have just completed another milestone related to my authoring this  blog.

I have just posted what is identified as my 600th blog post!

That number seems like an incredibly high number, but I assure you it is real.

Time to celebrate and do a happy dance!

It just seems that I just cranked out blog post number 500 a few weeks ago. (The 500th post occurred approximately in November 2012!)  It seems the blog posts are happening at the speed of light lately.

I hope you enjoy these blog posts as much as I enjoy creating them.

Thanks for spending your time reading through the material I am posting that does hopefully make a positive impact on your genealogical researching.

Thanks for your kind words about what I do both on this blog and in the library!

Now, onward to achieving number 700!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

How About That — Another Milestone! Blog Post Number 400 Has Just Been Released!

Hi Everyone!

I have just completed another milestone related to my authoring this  blog.

I have just posted what is identified as my 400th blog post!

It just seems that I just cranked out blog post number 300 a few weeks ago. (The 300th post occurred on November 16, 2011!)  It seems the blog posts are happening at the speed of light lately.

I hope you enjoy these blog posts as much as I enjoy creating them.

Thanks for spending your time reading through the material I am posting that does hopefully make a positive impact on your genealogical researching.

Thanks for your kind words about what I do both on this blog and in the library!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Another Milestone Approaching! The May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Will Be Number 200 To Be Published!

Hi Everyone!

It does seem uncanny how some milestones related to my job do appear to be popping up in this narrow window of time.

You may remember that a couple of months ago I made a blog post that I was soon to be publishing my 300th post.  (Believe it or not, I have another milestone soon approaching with my blog posts.  I am rapidly approaching blog post Number 400!  But I digress and that will be another post itself!  Milestones, milestones, milestones everywhere I go!!)

Now I see that the soon to be released May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter that I create monthly is reaching the magic number of 200 issues having been created over the years.

I have been responsible for putting together about 180 of them.  My predecessor, Pat Weisshaus, put together the first 20.

Time marches on whether you want to be on the train or not!  I think I prefer to be on the train as we all move through life!

I will be making the publication of the 200th Newsletter available on this blog around May 7, 2012, just before our next genealogy program.

I hope your reviewing of the newsletters I have created has been as enjoyable for you to read as they have been for me to create!  You can find the last 2 years of newsletters electronically as PDF files on this blog.  Just go to the right sidebar and scroll down looking for the title of “Newsletters” and the links to the previous 2 years of newsletters that follow.

Each online newsletter has a Table of Contents that you can browse through to see if any of the articles have an appeal for you personally.  Click on the link and you will be taken to the article in the newsletter.

Thanks so much for following all of the genealogy news and information I have included in the newsletter over the past years.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Schaumburg Township District Library Celebrates 50th Year in Existence During 2012

Hi Everyone!

While this is not purely a genealogical topic, I did want to make blog readers aware that this year the Schaumburg Township District Library is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of serving the people of Schaumburg, Schaumburg Township and the Northwest Suburbs.

For those of you that routinely visit our library building, it becomes hard to fathom that 50 years ago our library started in an existing home on Roselle Road near our current location.  That was our humble start.  Can you imagine that, based on seeing our current library building?

With the support of those we have served throughout the years, the storefront back in 1963 has been replaced with the large 167,000 square foot building we now call home.

I just want to make readers of the blog aware of this very important year and the special meaning it has for the Schaumburg Township District Library.

I also want to provide links to material that exists in the library’s online “Local History” section of our website that provides some descriptive background information on the early formation of the  library back in the early 1960s.

One text description was created in 2008 by our library’s first director, Michael Madden, that provides historical insights into the formative years of the library from 1958 to 1967.  Another text description of the historical aspects of the early library was created by a former employee.  A final link  is a simple chronological timeline describing key events in the history of our library from early on through today.

As genealogists, we all like historical narratives that provide insights into the early histories of people and organizations.  We are always curious about how something started that got us to where we are today.

Enjoy the following “historical” descriptions of our early history as well as our timeline of key events in the history of our library:

Early History Description of the Schaumburg Township District Library (1958-1967) Provided By The Library’s First Director, Michael Madden

Early History Description of the Schaumburg Township District Library Provided By A Library’s Employee, Ad Olson

Schaumburg Township District Library Historical Timeline

Happy Birthday Schaumburg Township District Library!

50 years young and still going strong!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

In Recognition of My 300th Post on This Blog – A Self-Congratulatory “Attaboy!!”

Hi Everyone!

As I review statistics from WordPress related to this blog, history shows that this post will be my 300th Post of Information since the inception of this blog in November 2009!

You often hear some accolades that take place in the TV industry that such and such TV show has just broadcast its 100th episode.  So in the world of blogging I thought that I would simply make note to those that read my blog that blog post number 300 has just hit the press!

It really seems that I just started doing this yesterday.  Yet here we are 2 years later and I have hit a rather astounding number that makes me take pause — at least for a second or two — to make note of this accomplishment.

Thanks to everyone that visits the blog regularly and maybe even subscribes to it via e-mail or the RSS feeds.

Thanks to those that may not even be regular visitors but lurk in the background visiting on an irregular basis.

Thanks to everyone that has even taken the time to leave their comments on the variety of postings I have published.

Thanks to all of the speakers I have had at our various monthly genealogy programs that have allowed me to include electronic copies of their handouts in the summaries I create for the monthly programs.  Your material becomes available to those that were unable to attend your program.

I hope you have enjoyed all the variety of postings I have made to keep you current with what is going on from a genealogy perspective at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

I hope the variety of tips I have published have in fact been that for you to help you progress in your genealogical endeavors.

I do enjoy putting my thoughts to words via this blog on behalf of our library.

Thanks again to everyone that has visited our library’s genealogy blog.

Keep coming back.  We enjoy your company!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Some Great Feedback About Our Most Recent Genealogy Program Held on October 11, 2011 From 2 New Attendees – I Think I Am Going To Get A Big Head From Their Kind Words!

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share some great feedback I received from 2 new attendees from our recent October 11, 2011 Genealogy Program.

Both are heavily involved in Social Media and Blogging within the Genealogy Community.  Their comments are embedded in what is known as a “Pingback” in the world of blogging and are not that obvious unless you are reading “Comments” left by visitors to my blog or subscribe to the RSS Comments feed.

So rather than steer you to where you would need to find these kind accolades embedded in a Comment left on one of my “Pages” (more blog talk), I thought I would just make a blog post and give you some links to where you can read what was written about myself and our recent program.

Thank you so much Jennifer Holik-Urban and Terri O’Connell!

Jennifer is herself a Professional Genealogist in the Woodridge, IL area and has a business you can find on the web at GenerationsBiz.com.

I sincerely appreciate your kind words and the time you spent creating those words.

Please take a look at the words written by Terri O’Connel in her own blog.  Her comments can be found at:

Terri’s Comments About Our October 11, 2011 STDL Genealogy Program

Please take a look at the words written by Jennifer Holik-Urban from the Examiner that can be found at:

Jennifer’s Comments About Our October 11, 2011 STDL Genealogy Program

I am truly humbled by the kind words!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library