Category Archives: Program Notices

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) Will Be Having Their Next Program At The Schaumburg Township District Library On Saturday, November 15, 2014 At 10:30 AM

Hi Everyone,

CAGGNI logoThe Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) will be having their next program at our library on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Our library is located at 130 South Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The program is titled “Share, Show and Tell: CAGGNI’s 2014 Holiday Social and Potluck”.  CAGGNI members will share some of their genealogy stories that may inspire you to push on with your own research.

From their website here is a description of the morning’s event:

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Join CAGGNI members as they share their stories on various topics and in various media formats at our annual November meeting and social. Come and get inspired to develop your own stories!

Continuing our November tradition, we will also be hosting our annual Holiday Potluck.  Members – bring a small holiday favorite to share – egg dishes and breakfast foods, as well as the holiday treats, are all good choices and much appreciated.

See you all there for our festive and fabulous Holiday 2014 event!

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All are invited to attend.  If not a member of CAGGNI this is a great opportunity to get to see the group  in action and see what they are all about.  This is a great opportunity to interact with members of the group.  Check out this special annual program.  You might even consider becoming a member after seeing the group in action!

You can visit the group’s website at:

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)

They have lots to offer at their site.  See what all of their upcoming programs will be.

I know you will like what you see about this group!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

 

 

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow November 11, 2014

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, November 11, 2014 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, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Marsha Peterson-Maass. Marsha will present a program titled “Swab Your Cheek – How To Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results”.

“Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results” will help you make sense of today’s three commercially available DNA tests (mtDNA, Y-DNA and Autosomal-DNA), which ancestral lines of descent each test applies to, and what your current options are for networking to find DNA kinship matches (including the accredited method for preparing your Pedigree Charts to share on those networking databases). We’ll even take a look at real life DNA results and the kinship networking opportunities they have revealed.

Topics are covered from the Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Medical Family Tree Workbook and Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Basics for Everyone . . . textbooks are distributed before the lecture so participants can peruse them during the lecture and can optionally purchase to take home for $20/each (this price is a 20% discount).

Marsha Peterson-Maass got her first formal training in genealogy at the Newberry Library-Chicago, in the beginner’s class that she now teaches called “Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone” (with accompanying textbook she wrote). This is a 13-hour class that Newberry offers for three consecutive Saturdays every March, as part of Newberry Adult Education Seminars. Today, along with teaching and lecturing on a wide range of genealogy topics, Marsha has a thriving forensic genealogy practice.

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

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening November 11, 2014 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, November 11, 2014:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Marsha Peterson-Maass. Marsha will present a program titled “Swab Your Cheek – How To Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results”.

“Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results” will help you make sense of today’s three commercially available DNA tests (mtDNA, Y-DNA and Autosomal-DNA), which ancestral lines of descent each test applies to, and what your current options are for networking to find DNA kinship matches (including the accredited method for preparing your Pedigree Charts to share on those networking databases). We’ll even take a look at real life DNA results and the kinship networking opportunities they have revealed.

Topics are covered from the Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Medical Family Tree Workbook and Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Basics for Everyone . . . textbooks are distributed before the lecture so participants can peruse them during the lecture and can optionally purchase to take home for $20/each (this price is a 20% discount).

Marsha Peterson-Maass got her first formal training in genealogy at the Newberry Library-Chicago, in the beginner’s class that she now teaches called “Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone” (with accompanying textbook she wrote). This is a 13-hour class that Newberry offers for three consecutive Saturdays every March, as part of Newberry Adult Education Seminars. Today, along with teaching and lecturing on a wide range of genealogy topics, Marsha has a thriving forensic genealogy practice.

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

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Will Be Having Their November 9, 2014 Meeting/Program at 2 PM at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library; The Program Will Be A Live Webinar; Translation Assistance Available From 12 Noon To 2 PM

Hi Everyone!

PGSA Logo Clip ArtI received the following publicity statement from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library about the upcoming Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) meeting that will take place at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

The PGSA is inviting anyone interested in Polish genealogy to attend the program and get to meet other members of the society.

The formal presentation program will be a live Webinar.

The Webinar speaker will be Jim Pula, Professor of History at Purdue University.  Jim will present a webinar program titled “Kosciuszko Squadron in the Theatre of World War II”.

Two points to note.

1)  If you are going to attend the program in person at the library you will need to register your intention with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library but you do not need to register with the Webinar provider.  The library can accommodate 100 people.

2)  If you do not plan to physically attend the program at the library and you are still interested in participating in the Webinar then you must register for the Webinar and you do not need to register with the library.  Please use the link just below that will get you to the Webinar registration process that has no connection with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.  The Webinar can accommodate 100 participants.

What follows after the line separator in Bold and Italics is what I received from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library about this upcoming program that also includes the link for Webinar registration.

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11/09/2014 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Come to the quarterly meeting of the Polish Genealogical Society of America and network with others researching their Polish roots. Their guest speaker will be Jim Pula, Professor of History at Purdue University who will speak on the famed Kosciuszko Squadron in the European theatre of war of World War II.

Register here for the webinar.

Need some translation help? From 12-2 p.m. experienced translators in Polish, Russian, and German will be available to assist in deciphering letters and documents. Upon arrival, sign up for a 15-minute session.

No Library Card Required

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Please note that there will be some assistance with document translation prior to the formal program that starts at 2 PM.  You are encouraged to take advantage of that activity prior to the actual meeting/program.

You can visit the Arlington Heights Memorial Library website at:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

You can visit the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) website at:

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA)

Consider attending this program and learn about the PGSA and its membership.  Also take the opportunity to learn about the genealogy material in the collection of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Will Present Genealogy Program On Saturday November 8, 2014 From 10 AM To 12 Noon; “Guide To Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866, On Microfilm At The Family History Library”; Presented By Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

Hi Everyone!

Hanover Military Records Book CoverI received a program notice from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on an upcoming genealogy program they will offer on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10 AM to 12 Noon.

The program is titled “Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library”.  The presenter will be Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG,  the author of the book upon which the presentation is based.

Registration is required through the library website at www.ahml.info.  Or you can call the library directly at 847-392-0100 for help to register.

Here is the text description of the program provided to me by Michael Mulholland, the Genealogy Librarian at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library:

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Cardinal Room

11/08/2014 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist and German research expert will discuss her research and publication of Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514–1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library. Military records for the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany can include a soldier’s date and place of birth, his father’s name, and widows’ pensions. This publication is the only English-language guide to this gold mine of information for genealogists. With this guide, a researcher can quickly determine all available records for a regiment and time period and know where to find them in the Family History Library’s (FHL) microfilm holdings in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Presenter Teresa S. McMillin, C.G.
No Library Card Required

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Teresa is an outstanding genealogy speaker.  We have had her at our own library making genealogical presentations.  She will return back to our library for a future presentation in April 2015.

We have added her recently published book to our own circulating collection to help you  in your own Germanic research.

If you have any research that connects you to the Hanover area of Germany for your own ancestors, this might be a good opportunity to hear Teresa share her knowledge about the military records that exist for this area of Germany.  Your own German ancestors may have served in the Hanover military and you might be able to be found in the records Teresa has written about in her book.

Just knowing what resources exist for your own research needs is often half the battle!

You can also visit the website for Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG to see further information related to her and her book at:

Hanover Military Records by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Check out her upcoming program at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, November 1, 2014 At 10:00 AM; “Why My Austro-Hungarian Ancestors Were Neither Austrian Nor Hungarian” By Paul Valasek

Hi Everyone,

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society logo.newjpg (New 2014-25)-150I just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban  Genealogy Society (formerly known as the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists) indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road 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 Paul Valasek.    The speaker will present a program titled “Why My Austro-Hungarian Ancestors Were Neither Austrian Nor Hungarian.

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

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) November 1, 2014 Program Notice

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

You can always visit the website of the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society to see what they are all about at:

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Re-Post Reminder: October 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “Ties That Bind: Swedish Clubs In Chicago’s History” On Saturday, October 25, 2014 From 10:00 AM To 12 Noon

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to send out a reminder “Re-Post” on the upcoming genealogy program being offered by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL.

They will be having their upcoming program this Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10 AM at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL.

The program being offered is titled “Ties That Bind–Swedish Clubs in Chicago’s History“.  The speaker for the program will be Veronica Robinson of the Swedish American Museum.

All of the details of the event that were previously posted follow after the separator line.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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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 2014 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.

You can reach the general website for the Swedish American Museum at:

Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL

It actually looks like there is plenty to do if you are interested in discovering more about Swedish history, culture and ancestry.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing  during October 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

“Ties That Bind: Swedish Clubs in Chicago’s History”  And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago October  2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday October 25, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “Ties That Bind: Swedish Clubs in Chicago’s History”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:

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GENEALOGY SESSION: 

Genealogy Session Explores Swedish Club History in Chicago

Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. – noon

The Nordic Family Genealogy Center’s October genealogy session will focus on the rich stories and heritage of Swedish clubs and organizations in Chicago. 

 The session, titled “Ties That Bind–Swedish Clubs in Chicago’s History,” will be led by Swedish American Museum curator Veronica Robinson. Cost is free for Nordic Family Genealogy Center members; non-members pay $10. Reservations are appreciated and can be made via  email. To learn more about the Nordic Family Genealogy Center click here.

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See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take at look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of October 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library