Category Archives: Program Notices

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

Dr. Dan Hubbard PhotoThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Dr. Daniel Hubbard. Dr. Hubbard will present a program titled “Researching At Appomattox Court House: Genealogy through the Lens of the Civil War”.

This talk reviews how Civil War era records aren’t just about soldiers and sailors. Before, during and after the war, a wealth of different types of unusual records were produced that speak of that time and tell the story of a whole generation.

Daniel Hubbard is a full-time professional researcher who has been researching almost as long as he can remember. Inspired by family stories and a pair of genealogist aunts, he began to seriously conduct family history research at about eleven years of age. He spent eight years at CERN outside Geneva, Switzerland learning to handle very large research projects while performing research in particle physics (Ph.D. University of Michigan, Post-doc Harvard).

After living in Sweden for eleven years during which he was a software designer, strategic product manager and editor of technical documentation, he returned to the U.S. to fulfill his passion for family history. Daniel now combines his skills in technology, genealogy, complex research, the organizing of large amounts of information, writing, editing and book design to assist clients with their family history projects. He works with a variety of clients on projects including untangling problems in Swedish immigration and ancestry, analysis of 19th century letters and photographs, and extensive research into colonial families.

His goal as a speaker is always to inform in a memorable and entertaining way. He likes to come at his topics from slightly unusual angles making speaking more fun and he hopes this technique encourages people to take a fresh look at each subject.

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

Special Upcoming Program By The Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists Will Be Held On June 7, 2014; This Is A Make-Up Program For The February 1, 2014 Genealogy Program That Was Cancelled Due To Bad Snowy, Wintry Weather

Hi Everyone,

NWSCG LogoI just received a Special Program announcement from the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG).  They will be offering a “make-up” program that will be held on June 7, 2014.  On this day the guest speaker Jane Haldeman will be presenting a program titled “From Land Records to Google Earth: Mapping Your Family’s Place”

More details will be coming as they become available.

Here is a PDF copy of the flyer I received from the society.

June 7, 2014 Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) Special Program Notice

The society does not normally offer programs during the months of June, July and August.  That is why this program is considered a “special” program that will be held during one of the normal non-event months.

I will provide you with more details of the programs as I hear back from the society as we get closer to this date.

Mark your calendars for this “make-up” program.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) Has Schedule Of Offered Webinars For 2014 At Their Site; Great Way To Learn More About Genealogy

Hi Everyone!

Webinars Clip ArtI just came across the 2014 schedule of Webinar classes being offered by the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

Webinars are a fantastic way to hone your genealogical research skills by hearing about a topic of interest from a well-known genealogist about the topic.

The Webinars are all being offered on the 2nd Tuesday night of the week starting at 8 PM Central Time.  (Just a side note – The 2nd Tuesday evening of the month is our own monthly scheduled genealogy program at the Schaumburg Township District Library!  Make your choice, I know you will choose wisely!)

The topics on the schedule for 2014 look fascinating with some great presenters being offered through the year.

You do need to register in order to participate.  The Webinars are open to theISGS Logopublic.  You do not need to be a member of the ISGS in order to register or participate for the live Webinar.  As a benefit for members of the ISGS, they can then go into the archive vault to take a look at past Webinars.  Non-members of the ISGS can register for the “live” presentation but cannot go in to the archives to look at the past Webinars.

Here is a link to a PDF from the ISGS where you can look at the scheduled Webinars for 2014 as well as see a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” that pertains to the Webinars.  (The January through March 2014 Webinars have already occurred.):

2014 Webinars Being Offered By The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS)

It is really nice being able to view webinars that are in an archives.  But as you can see, you may want to become a member of ISGS just to be able to access these wonderful learning exercises to increase your genealogy research skills.

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to become a better genealogist?   What better way to do that genealogically speaking than  to check out and connect with these Webinars offered by the ISGS.

Check out the topics on the above schedule.  There may be some that are just perfect for you.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, April 5, 2014 At 10:00 AM; “The Care and Handling of Material of Enduring Value” By Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana

Hi Everyone,

NWSCG LogoI just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 1801 W. Central Rd. 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 Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana.    The speaker will present a program titled “The Care and Handling of Material of Enduring Value.

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

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) April 5, 2014 Program Notice

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

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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

2014 Genealogy Programs Offered By The Chicago Genealogical Society At The Newberry Library In Chicago, IL

Hi Everyone!

Chicago Genealogical Society LogoI just received a notice from the Chicago Genealogical Society that lets me know what the balance of their upcoming programs are for 2014.  Unfortunately, a couple of the programs have already taken place.  There are still the programs upcoming for April, May and June 2014 for you to look at.

Here is a link that shows the material provided to me listing the programs and describing what can be learned from the presentation.

2014 Programs From The Chicago Genealogical Society

All programs meet at the Newberry Library on the Saturdays noted from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.  The library is located at 60 W. Walton St in Chicago, IL.

I have also entered the still to take place program events in the “Calendar of Local Genealogy Events” that is part of this blog as a “Page” link at the top of this blog.  You can look at the calendar events for the society for other details and a link to Google Maps to help you see where the Newberry Library is located in Chicago.

See if the programs are of interest to you.  It might be a great experience to connect with the society and the Newberry Library and pick up some genealogy tips on a Saturday outing to downtown Chicago!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Chicago Genealogical Society Will Present 2014 Genealogy Seminar At Arlington Heights Memorial Library On Saturday, September 13, 2014, From 9:30 AM To 4 PM; Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist”, Is The Featured Speaker

Hi Everyone!

Chicago Genealogical Society LogoI received a notice from the Chicago Genealogical Society about an upcoming all-day genealogical seminar they will be having.  The society will present their 2014 Fall Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 9:30 AM to 4 PM.  The library is located at 500 N. Dunton Ave. in Arlington Heights, IL.

The key speaker for the all-day program is Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL.

Judy will present 4 programs through the day.  The program titles are:

  • “Don’t Forget the Ladies – A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law”
  • “ABCs of DNA”
  • “Beyond X and Y; The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing”
  • “Staying Out of Trouble – The Rights and Responsibilities of Today’s Genealogists”

Judy is known as “The Legal Genealogist”.  She authors a blog that you can reach at:

Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist” Blog

I think this is the first time I am aware that the Chicago Genealogical Society has had a meeting/program in our neck of the woods in the Northwest Suburbs .  Correct me if anyone knows different.

Here is a link to the complete 1 Page PDF flyer I received from the CGS.  In it, you will find all of the details for this all-day event at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, including the programs Judy will be presenting and the registration form with the different fees that will apply.  Different fees are based on whether you are a member of the society or not, your post-marked registration date and whether you want to purchase the lunch that will be offered.

2014 Chicago Genealogical Society Fall Genealogy Seminar with Judy Russell, “The Legal Genealogist”

I have also entered this program event into the “Calendar of Local Genealogy Events” page of this block at the top of the homepage.

Here is a link to get you to the Chicago Genealogical Society to check out what they are all about and what resources they have available to you to help you in your Chicago ancestral quest.  You can reach them:

Chicago Genealogical Society Website

Once again you have the opportunity to hear a top-notch genealogical speaker in our area.  You can spend the day and learn some new insights about the “legal” aspects of your genealogy research as well as learn some insights into the ever-expanding aspect of “DNA” as part of genealogical research.

Mark the date down.  Review the PDF flyer containing the program  information and the registration information.  Connect with the Chicago Genealogical Society.

This looks to be a great program on aspects of genealogy that we really may not be as aware of as we should be.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library