August 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for August 12, 2014 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the August 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts as a PDF file into the PROGRAM HANDOUTS Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the August 2014 Handouts for your convenience:

August 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts

Take a look at it if you choose to browse through it in advance of our Genealogy Program that will take place on Tuesday evening, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM at our main library location at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

You can read the handouts online or you can save them as a PDF file to your own computer for reading offline and more detailed searching through all of the contents.

You will also note that I  “highlight” in this uploaded PDF key points within the handout  by using  the “yellow highlighting” function within Microsoft Word.  This will allow your eyes to visually see key points within the handouts that I want to emphasize.  I hope you will enjoy being able to more easily see these key points within the set of handouts through this highlighting technique.  I plan on highlighting within the Handout file on a going forward basis.

Please note that the Handouts PDF file has embedded Bookmarks to allow you to move to the handouts of interest to you quickly without having to scroll through the entire document.  Just open the Bookmark window in the PDF file and select the handout of interest for quick access.

You can also get to the handouts of interest to you quickly via the Table of Contents at the beginning of the document.  You will find hyperlinks that will get you directly to the handout of interest to you from the Table of Contents.

Please note that you can access directly any and all URL Links that you find within the Handouts PDF.  You can get directly to the website being mentioned from within the handout being mentioned.

Enjoy the handouts.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

August 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for August 12, 2014 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the August 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter as a PDF file into the NEWSLETTER Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the August 2014 Newsletter for your convenience:

August 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter

Take a look at it if you choose to browse through it in advance of our Genealogy Program that will take place on Tuesday evening, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM at our main library location at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

You can read the newsletter online or you can save it as a PDF file to your own computer for reading offline and more detailed searching through all of the contents.

Please note that the Newsletter has Bookmarks and Hyperlinks within the document to make for fast navigation from within the Table of Contents.  You can quickly get to the spots that interest you from the Table of Contents.

Enjoy the newsletter.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow August 12, 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, August 12, 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:

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jeanne Larzalere Bloom. Jeanne will present a program titled “Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees”.

We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy.

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She conducts research projects for government agencies, attorneys, authors, newspapers, heir-search firms, professional genealogists, family researchers. Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications and is a frequent lecturer at conferences,
workshops, and institutes.

Jeanne researched the ancestry of actor-comedian Jason Sudeikis, for the television series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, and appeared in that episode that first aired in May 2012. In April 2012 she was interviewed by National Public Radio about the release of the 1940 U.S. census.

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

“Who Do You Think You Are?” New Episode Showcasing Rachel And Kayleen McAdams Airs Tonight On TLC At 8 PM Central Time; “Encore” Episodes Of Originally Aired Episodes Will Also Appear On TLC

Hi Everyone!

The Learning ChannelI wanted to remind you that the 3rd “new” episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” for this year’s series airs tonight on TLC at 8 PM Central time.

Rachel McAdams and her sister Kayleen are featured on this episode.

Try to watch the original airing on TLC tonight if possible.

TLC kindly provided me with a link to get you to the preview of tonight’s episode.

Here is a link to the preview of this episode that you can find at TLC:

Preview of August 6, 2014 Rachel and Kayleen McAdams Episode on “Who Do You Think You Are?”

TLC also provided me with some other descriptive information about this episode as well as indicating that TLC now has the ability to also air episodes of the series that were formerly on NBC.  So it appears viewers on TLC will now see the current “new” episodes as well as be able to see many of the “encore” episodes when they are scheduled for viewing on TLC.

Based on the text from TLC, you can view an  “encore” episode of the series at 9 PM Central time tonight.  The “new” episode precedes the “encore” episode tonight.

So you can actually make a night of “Who Do You Think You Are? tonight.   You can watch the episode featuring Cynthia Nixon that kicked off the new season on TLC at 7 PM Central time (I discovered this by looking at the Schedule of Programs for tonight at TLC).  Then watch the brand new episode at 8 PM Central time tonight.   Then cap off your evening viewing with an “encore” episode featuring Gwyneth Paltrow at 9 PM Central time.  A “mini-marathon” it is!!

Here is the text shown in Italics from TLC (I did change the reference to the airing of this episode from “tomorrow” to “tonight” since the information was sent yesterday.)

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TLC’s Emmy-nominated series continues, and this week actress Rachel McAdams and her sister Kayleen dig into their family roots  tonight, August 6 at 9/8c. In their episode, Rachel and Kayleen discover an English ancestor surrounded by a privileged world, but forced to separate from those he loved. They connect with relatives uprooted by war, and uncover the harrowing circumstances behind their Canadian roots.

 In addition to this season’s new premieres, TLC has also acquired episodes from previous seasons of the series, marking their first debut on cable. Following Rachel and Kayleen McAdams’ episode, an encore of Gwyneth Paltrow’s episode airs at 10/9c. 

 Next week’s episode airing August 13 will feature Valerie Bertinelli, with Kelsey Grammer the following week on August 20. Future encores include Brooke Shields on 8/13, Vanessa Williams on 8/20, Rita Wilson on 8/27, and Reba McEntire and Tim McGraw on 9/3. 

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Get yourself in the rhythm of the day and the time the show airs for both “new” episodes as well as the “encore” episodes both from this season as well as the encore episodes from the original airings on NBC.  View the new episode when it is happening so you can start gathering the tips you view and put them into practice the very next day on your own research.

Thanks to TLC for providing me with the information and the link above.

Enjoy this new episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” tonight at 8 PM Central time featuring Rachel and Kayleen McAdams!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening August 12, 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, August 12, 2014:

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jeanne Larzalere Bloom. Jeanne will present a program titled “Miracles, Mysteries & Mayhem: Online Family Trees”.

We want to build on the research of others but those online family trees often contain miracles, mysteries and mayhem. Does the tree need to be pruned? Learn effective techniques to determine if branches on a tree are diseased or if they are healthy.

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG is a full-time professional researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. She conducts research projects for government agencies, attorneys, authors, newspapers, heir-search firms, professional genealogists, family researchers. Jeanne writes articles for scholarly journals and society publications and is a frequent lecturer at conferences, workshops, and institutes.

Jeanne researched the ancestry of actor-comedian Jason Sudeikis, for the television series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, and appeared in that episode that first aired in May 2012. In April 2012 she was interviewed by National Public Radio about the release of the 1940 U.S. census.

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

Schaumburg Township District Library Parking Lot Will Be Under Major Reconstruction Starting August 12, 2014; Reconstruction Project Could Last For 3 Weeks; You Can Park In The Former Dominick’s Food Store Parking Lot Right Next Door To Us

Hi Everyone!

STDL Central Summer LgStarting  August 12, 2014 (the day of our genealogy program!) the Schaumburg Township District Library will begin undergoing a total reconstruction of our entire parking lot.  The project is expected to last 3 weeks.

During this major project visitors to our library can still park in areas of our parking lot that will still be open.  Parking will also be available in the parking lot of the former Dominick’s Food Store that is right next door to us.

Please note that one major impact of the re-construction is that our “drive-up” window for dropping off material and for picking up material will be CLOSED during this project.  You will need to enter our building during this time period to drop off material or pick up materials.

Also, handicapped parking spaces will be maintained and be available during the entirety of the project.

The following description of the parking lot reconstruction project comes from our home page of our library’s website:

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Phase One of the parking lot construction will begin on Tuesday, August 12th, and cover the north and west sides of the library. Work on the south side will take place during Phase Two. Since the parking lot will be completely torn out and replaced, construction is expected to last approximately three weeks.

During that time, parking will be available in areas that are not closed off, or in the Dominick’s parking lot. The Drive-up Window and book drop will be closed while work is underway. Handicapped accessible parking spots will be maintained for the duration of the project. When the south lot is under construction and closed off, temporary spots will be created on the north perimeter of the building. The paving company staff will fence off the areas under construction. Additionally, they will provide signs to direct traffic and parking to available entrances and the Dominick’s lot.

“The repaving project will provide a much safer experience for cars and people,” said Director Stephanie Sarnoff. “Potholes and puddles will be eliminated. We will have the same number of parking spots, but the entire lot will be re-striped. I appreciate your patience and cooperation during the repaving. The benefits will far outweigh the temporary inconvenience.”

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You can always visit our library’s home page to see if there are any new updates on the project.  Just take a look at the home page part where “banners” are displayed.  You can visit us at:

Schaumburg Township District Library Website

Be cautious and alert when coming to our library during this project.  Follow the posted signs that will help you get to the areas of available parking.  Our parking lot is truly in need of a major project like this.  Seal coating it will no longer be effective!

While our August 12, 2014 Genealogy Program may be slightly affected, the project should be completed before we have our September 9, 2014 Genealogy Program.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

August 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; “An American’s Genealogical Adventure On TV” On Saturday, August 23, 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 August 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 August 2014 at the Swedish American Museum:

“An American’s Genealogical Adventure on TV”  And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago August 2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday August 23, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM at the Museum.  The title of the program is “An American’s Genealogical Adventure on TV”.   From their website, here is a description of the program:

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An American’s Genealogical Adventure on TV

Early this year, Eric Basir received the gift of a lifetime–an all-expenses paid trip to be the first in his mother’s family since the early 1900’s to return to Sweden. All he had to do was to be himself and tolerate a television show camera crew that would follow him and nine other participants from America as they traveled and learned about Swedish culture for the popular Swedish TV show, “Allt för Sverige.” The grand prize for the Swedish-American who endured and persevered through the most cultural challenges  was a family reunion with lost-and-found Swedish relatives.

 Join us at this genealogy session hosted by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum as Eric shares his experiences and genealogical adventures with us on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost 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 August 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library