Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, March 1, 2014 At 10:00 AM; “French Genealogy Is Easy: Merci, Napoleon!” By Jacquie Schattner

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, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, March 1, 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 Jacquie Schattner.    The speaker will present a program titled “French Genealogy Is Easy: Merci, Napoleon!.

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

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) March 1, 2014 Program Notice

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

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

February 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for February 11, 2014 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the February 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 February 2014 Handouts for your convenience:

February 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, February 11, 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

February 2014 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for February 11, 2014 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the February 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 February 2014 Newsletter for your convenience:

February 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, February 11, 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 February 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, February 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, February 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Barbara Peterson. Barbara will present a program titled “First Contact: Making Connections With Newly Discovered Relatives”.

Have you reached out to your newly discovered living “cousins” as a result of your genealogical research? It can be challenging because you don’t know how you will be viewed by these “family members”. All genealogy researchers that “reach out” will face this unknown connection effort. Will you be “rebuffed” and told to “leave us alone”? Maybe! Or, will you be embraced by the curiosity of these newly discovered “cousins”. Maybe!

Barbara Peterson is an avid and tenacious genealogy researcher who almost always is seated in our genealogy program each month listening to our monthly program just like you. She is one of you! She wants to share her “highs” and “lows” of trying to connect to newly discovered living cousins. She has discovered some methods on how to interact with them to increase the chances of making a good, solid, friendly connection that can propel the family research even further with new items of information that can be shared.

So listen up to Barb before you make that “cold” call or send that first e-mail to someone who probably does not know you from “Adam”. Hear the experiences from Barb and the tips she can offer to you before you make that next important “contact” you will embark on.

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

Family History Day Event to Take Place At The Wilmette, IL Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints On Saturday, March 22, 2014, From 8 AM To 5 PM; Free To Attend; Registration Required

Hi Everyone!

indexI just recently became aware that the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints (LDS) in Wilmette, IL will be holding an all-day Family History Day on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 8 AM to 5 PM.

The all-day event will take place at 2727 Lake Avenue (Lake and Locust) in Wilmette, IL.

Attendance is free, but registration is required.

For those of you that have gone to the Wilmette, IL Family History Center (FHC) to do research, the event will be held at the same church facility.  It is just not clear to me whether it will actually take place in the FHC room itself or in another larger available part of the facility.  But the facility address is the same location where you may have done previous on-site genealogy research using the resources at the FHC that is there.

Here is a PDF flyer for the event that I received:

March 22, 2014 Family History Day At Wilmette, IL Church Of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

“Stories that Bring Us Together” is the theme for the 2014 Wilmette Illinois Family History Center’s family history fair. This free all-day event features local speakers, video workshops with content from RootsTech, hands-on activities for youth and children, and exhibit booths. The Family History Center will also be open for research and lunch will be available.

You can go to this following site for your registration:

March 22, 2014 Family History Day Registration Information

This is the text description of the event that I obtained from the flyer:

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Connect Your Family—Past, Present, and Future
Attend Family History Day, and learn how to strengthen your
family across generations. Hear encouraging messages from
experts in the industry and other popular speakers who will help
inspire you to:
• Seek out your ancestors.
• Build your family tree.
• Discover and share your families’ stories.

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The Wilmette, IL Family History Center is an outstanding center.  I have been to both the Schaumburg one and the Wilmette one and the Wilmette facility is very large in physical size compared to the Schaumburg one.  The Wilmette, IL facility also has a very large amount of on-site microfilms, many focusing on the Chicago area including many of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago church films.

Mark this date and give it a try regardless of your skill level of doing genealogy research.  If you are a true Beginner, this fair may be especially helpful to you as you begin your research journey.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

February 2014 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program On Saturday February 22, 2014; “Members Share Their Sweden Stories”

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 February 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 and ancestry.

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

Genealogy Program And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago February 2014

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday February 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon at the Museum.  The title of the program is “Members Share Their Sweden Stories”.  From their website, here is a description of the program:

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GENEALOGY SESSION

Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. – noon

Many people like to travel and genealogists are no exception. After their first trip to Sweden, they often forego the usual tourist haunts such as Gamla Stan, the Vasa Museum and the Göta Canal. Instead, genealogists head to the area where their ancestors lived. Perhaps they spend time with newly found relatives or visit the church where their grandparents were married. Come hear their stories on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum. Thinking of retracing your roots to Sweden? This would be a great session for you to come to and collect tips for planning your own journey. You may email or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer with any questions.

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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 February 2014.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Barbara Peterson. Barbara will present a program titled “First Contact: Making Connections With Newly Discovered Relatives”.

Have you reached out to your newly discovered living “cousins” as a result of your genealogical research? It can be challenging because you don’t know how you will be viewed by these “family members”. All genealogy researchers that “reach out” will face this unknown connection effort. Will you be “rebuffed” and told to “leave us alone”? Maybe! Or, will you be embraced by the curiosity of these newly discovered “cousins”. Maybe!

Barbara Peterson is an avid and tenacious genealogy researcher who almost always is seated in our genealogy program each month listening to our monthly program just like you. She is one of you! She wants to share her “highs” and “lows” of trying to connect to newly discovered living cousins. She has discovered some methods on how to interact with them to increase the chances of making a good, solid, friendly connection that can propel the family research even further with new items of information that can be shared.

So listen up to Barb before you make that “cold” call or send that first e-mail to someone who probably does not know you from “Adam”. Hear the experiences from Barb and the tips she can offer to you before you make that next important “contact” you will embark on.

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