Category Archives: Program Notices

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

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow October 14, 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, October 14, 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:

Steve Szabados

Steve Szabados

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Szabados. Steve will present a program titled “Genealogy Research – Beyond the Basics”.

Learn techniques to solve your brick walls. Overcome problems with the spelling of surnames; learn to search in the correct location and review cases that will help unlock the early U.S. census records. Steve reviews various advanced search techniques that he has used to find the documents for his family histories

Steve Szabados is a retired project manager. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and a MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

He has been researching his ancestors for about ten years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. His goal is to share his passion for Family History.

He is a board member for the Polish Genealogical Society of America and is a member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society and he is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Illinois Library. He is the author of multiple genealogy books that are must have books for the beginning genealogist as well as for looking for European heritage. Steve also is the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.

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

Upcoming Lake County Genealogical Society Annual Conference To Take Place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 In Round Lake Beach, IL; Paula Stuart-Warren Is Featured Speaker; 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 22nd Annual Genealogical Workshop that will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

The title for the Conference is “Old Books, New Pages”

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 Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA, Debbie Mieszala, CG and Dr. Daniel Hubbard.

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 25, 2014)
  • $40.00 if you are not a member of the society  (program registration prior to October 25, 2014)
  • $45.00  (program registration after October 25, 2014 or as a walk-in on the day of program)

“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 8, 2014 Lake County Genealogical Society 22nd 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

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening October 14, 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, October 14, 2014:

Steve Szabados

Steve Szabados

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Szabados. Steve will present a program titled “Genealogy Research – Beyond the Basics”.

Learn techniques to solve your brick walls. Overcome problems with the spelling of surnames; learn to search in the correct location and review cases that will help unlock the early U.S. census records. Steve reviews various advanced search techniques that he has used to find the documents for his family histories

Steve Szabados is a retired project manager. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and a MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

He has been researching his ancestors for about ten years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. His goal is to share his passion for Family History.

He is a board member for the Polish Genealogical Society of America and is a member of the Illinois State Genealogical Society, Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society and he is also a genealogy volunteer at the Arlington Heights Illinois Library. He is the author of multiple genealogy books.  These books are a must have for the beginning genealogist as well as for anyone looking for their European heritage. Steve is also the genealogy columnist for the Polish American Journal.

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

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 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