Category Archives: Program Notices

August 23, 2014 All-Day Genealogy Program Being Offered At The Arlington Heights Memorial Library; “Norwegian Genealogy Research”; Registration Begins July 1, 2014

Hi Everyone!

Michael Mulholland of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has informed me that his library will be offering a special daylong genealogy program on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  The program is titled “Norwegian Genealogy Research” that will take place from 9:30  AM until 5:00 PM.

Registration for the event is required.  Registration starts on July 1, 2014.

What follows after the line separator in Italics  is the text of the e-mail I received from Michael that provides more description and information about the day’s genealogy program at the library on that day.

More details will be available in the near future.

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Norwegian Genealogy Program

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

9:30am – 5:00pm

Join us for an interesting day of Norwegian genealogy research. Learn how to use resources in the U.S. and Norway to help you follow your Norwegian family back in time and perhaps find your “family farm”. Online resources will also be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring their research materials and their own laptops.

Open to the Public

 Thank you,

Michael

Register by calling 847-392-0100 or online at www.ahml.info

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Mark your calendar down for this wonderful program at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Just a reminder, If you plan on attending this program you will need to register your intent with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library by calling the number noted above or by self-registering via the website of the library.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

July 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “DNA For Genealogists” On Saturday, July 26, 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 July 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.

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 July 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

“DNA For Genealogists”  And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago July 2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday July 26, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “DNA for Genealogists”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:

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DNA FOR GENEALOGISTS

DNA seems to always be in the news or showing up in our favorite television shows. Now DNA testing has become a growing part of genealogy studies, but what does it mean? Dr. Dan Hubbard will explore what DNA can and can’t do for genealogists in this genealogy session hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Genealogy SpeakerJoin us as Dr. Hubbard addresses whether DNA is worth all the fuss. Some questions that will be addressed include: What are the different tests that can be done today, and what can they tell us about our own genetic heritage? Why do these tests tell us different things? Who should be tested? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, Dr. Hubbard will help you uncover what you need to know to start to think about DNA testing in regards to your own genealogical research.

Cost for this program is free for Genealogy Center members; non-member cost is $10. Reservations appreciated. You may email the Genealogy Center to RSVP or ask any questions you may have about this session or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer.

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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 July 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening July 8, 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, July 8, 2014:

Kristen McCallum PhotoThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Kristen Newton McCallum. Kristen will present a program titled “Getting the Most Out of Internet Archive”.

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” To overcome the challenge of selection when collecting the internet, Internet Archive subscribes to the theory of bulk archiving in which it tries to archive as much of the public web as possible.

Kristen McCallum, a librarian at the Algonquin Public Library, began researching her family history after her grandfather passed away and since 2001 she has been gathering information about her family and helping others.

According to McCallum, a few reasons why researching family history has become more popular is that some people want to know where they came from, connect with family traditions, availability of records and seeking information about medical history.

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

Re-Post Reminder: McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society Will Be Holding All-Day Conference On Saturday, July 19, 2014 At McHenry County College In Crystal Lake, IL

Hi Everyone!

I made a post back on May 7, 2014 about the upcoming McHenry County Genealogical Society and their all-day conference they will be hosting on July 19, 2014 in Crystal Lake, IL at the McHenry County College.

Thought I would just send out a reminder of the event since we are that much closer to the date.

What follows is what was initially posted on May 7, 2014:

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Hi Everyone!

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society LogoI just received a notice from the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) that they will be offering an all-day genealogy conference on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.

The conference is titled “Genealogy Inside Out”.

There will be 4 separate sessions throughout the day two of which will provide a choice of 4 programs to pick from while two other sessions will provide a choice of 3 programs to choose from.

Cyndi Ingle (from Cyndi’s List) and Thomas MacEntee (from Geneabloggers and High-Definition Genealogy) are two nationally known genealogy experts who will be providing presentations.  There will be 5 other speakers also presenting programs.

Vendors will also be present for you to check out all kinds of genealogical material to purchase to help you in your own research.

Pre-program registration is encouraged.  Discounts are given if you are an existing McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society member.  Discounts are also given if registration is done prior to June 15, 2014.

Here is the fee schedule:

  • MCIGS Members registering before June 15, 2014 – $40
  • Non-members registering before June 15, 2014 – $50
  • All registration after June 15, 2014 including walk-ins – $60

Lunch will be included for all registered prior to July 5, 2014.  Lunch cannot be guaranteed for those registering after July 5, 2014 or for walk-ins.

Here is a link to the portion of the MCIGS website that contains all of the information you need for the conference, especially the individual programs being offered as well as the biographical information for the speakers and registration information.  You can reach the society information for this event at:

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society July 19, 2014 “Genealogy Inside Out” Conference

Please also pay a visit to the main website for the society to find out more about the society and the services they offer to members and non-members at:

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society

Mark your calendars for this upcoming program.  I have already added it to the Google Calendar that is part of this blog.  It sure looks like there are great speakers offering a wide variety of programs that will help novice researchers through expert researchers.  Be sure you go to the conference link noted above for a full detailed listing of the programs available to choose from.

July is not that far away!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow June 10, 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, June 10, 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, June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. There is no formal presentation for this gathering. Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic. The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.

We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities. These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a “Share Your Family History Book/Report” table that will allow those that have created a Family History Book to share with others at the table how they created it.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.

Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial. Some groups that have not been identified may be added.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the 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 breakout groups will form 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 June 10, 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, June 10, 2014:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. There is no formal presentation for this gathering. Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic. The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.

We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities. These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a “Share Your Family History Book/Report” table that will allow those that have created a Family History Book to share with others at the table how they created it.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.

Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial. Some groups that have not been identified may be added.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the 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 breakout groups will form 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

June 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “A Dream Of America Guided Exhibit Tour” On Saturday, June 21, 2014 At 11:00 AM

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 June 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.

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 June 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

Guided “Immigration” Tour And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago June 2014

There is a tour scheduled for Saturday June 21, 2014 starting at 11:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “A Dream of America Guided Exhibit Tour”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:

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A DREAM OF AMERICA GUIDED EXHIBIT TOUR

Saturday, June 21, 11 a.m.

permanent exhibit pic 1 Please join the Museum for a guided tour of our permanent exhibit, A Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21. This fascinating tour starts in the mid-1800s in Sweden and takes the visitor on a journey from Sweden to the New World, providing insights into the struggles and triumphs of Swedish immigrant life in Chicago. We meet Stina Olofsdotter, whose son is leaving Sweden with his family in 1868, Karl Karlsson and his family who emigrated in 1893, and Elin and Birgitta Hedman, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1924. Cost for the tour is $4 adults, $3 seniors and students, and Museum members are free. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Please call 773.728.8111 or email museum@samac.org to reserve your spot.

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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 June 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library