February 2019 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for February 12, 2019 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the February 2019 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 2019 Handouts for your convenience:

February 2019 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 12, 2019 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 2019 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for February 12, 2019 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the February 2019 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 2019 Newsletter for your convenience:

February 2019 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 12, 2019 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 12, 2019

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 12, 2019:

Becky Lowery

The Newberry Library is one of Chicago’s genealogy research treasures.  This one-hour session surveys the Newberry’s genealogy collections, including city directories, military records, historical newspapers, electronic resources, passenger lists, maps, and special collections. 

Becky Lowery, Reference Librarian at the Newberry, demonstrates how to use the catalog and online finding aids in order to prepare for a visit to the library.

Doors will open at approximately 7 p.m. so you can pick-up handouts, review books and journals, and network with other participants. Tony Kierna will start the program at 7:30 p.m. with introductions of new participants and a brief review of handouts and genealogical matters.  We will end the session by 9:30 p.m.

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 February 12, 2019 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 12, 2019:

Becky Lowery

The Newberry Library is one of Chicago’s genealogy research treasures.  This one-hour session surveys the Newberry’s genealogy collections, including city directories, military records, historical newspapers, electronic resources, passenger lists, maps, and special collections. 

Becky Lowery, Reference Librarian at the Newberry, demonstrates how to use the catalog and online finding aids in order to prepare for a visit to the library.

Doors will open at approximately 7 p.m. so you can pick-up handouts, review books and journals, and network with other participants. Tony Kierna will start the program at 7:30 p.m. with introductions of new participants and a brief review of handouts and genealogical matters.  We will end the session by 9:30 p.m.

For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Irish American Heritage Center Events In Chicago For February 2019 And Events Through All Of 2019; All Kinds Of Nice Genealogy Program Information

Hi Everyone!

Irish American Heritage Center In Chicago, IL

I just received a nice little informative email from the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago describing upcoming Genealogy Events during February 2019 as well as throughout all of 2019.

Here is information I received after the separator line:

(Please note you will see programs that require membership with the society and do not cost anything; you will also see programs that may cost you money to attend but apparently you do not need to have membership with the center.You can always contact the Center directly at https://irish-american.org/contact/ if you have any questions about the programs.)

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Research Night

Come and utilize the books and research with your friends. Lets celebrate our successes and work through our brick walls together. 

We will meet the first Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) from 7-9pm in the library. 

Research nights are free, but you must be a member of the Irish American Heritage Center to participate. Join today!

Remember to come early and have dinner at the 5th Province!

Consultations

For those interested in one on one assistance with their genealogy research are welcome to book a consultation. Consultations are every Wednesday from 10-2pm. Consultations are $50 for one hour.  Click the Register today button below which will email the genealogy group. Be sure to provide which Wednesday and a time that works for you (might give a few options in case of conflicts).

Register today

Monthly Classes

February 21st, 7-9pm $20
 Which Mary is MY Mary?

Genealogy research can be confusing, especially when our ancestors used a naming pattern. The same pattern that their siblings are using. This workshop we will work through various ways to differentiate people who have the same names. 

Come prepared with your computer / tablet if possible. Also bring your genealogy research as we will be working with it.

Upcoming classes can be found on the Your Genealogy Quest website

Come early and enjoy dinner at the 5th Province!

Register today

Monthly Genealogy Meetings

On the last Sunday of the month we come together (from 1pm to 3pm) to discuss Irish Genealogy. Bring in all the information you have on your Irish ancestors for guidance on moving forward with your research.

This year we will also be adding in discussions on DNA tests and results. 

Our upcoming meetings for this year (2019) are:

February 24
*March 24
April 28
May 26
*June 30
July 28
August 25
*September 29
October 27
November 24
*December 29

*Dates where we will have a focused discussion on using DNA with your genealogy.

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I have asked the organization to keep sending out updates to programs as they occur on a monthly basis so I can share that information with all of you.

Although I do not have any Irish research going on with me now, I will say that I have had the opportunity to visit the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago.  It is an incredible facility.  I attended a program and did not really get to experience the full amount of the resources that are there.  It still felt amazing to see such a large-scale facility dedicated to Irish Heritage.  The building at one time was a Junior College that was known as Mayfair Junior College.

See if any of the above interests you to connect with the Irish American Heritage Center and the genealogy resources that exist at the center.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

February 2019 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Scheduled For Saturday February 23, 2019 From 10 AM To 12 Noon; “Swedish Military Research – A Wealth Of Records” Presented By Kathy Meade and Bengt Sjögren ; You Can Sign Up To Meet With Knowledgeable Researchers For Assistance

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 2019 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

The Swedish American Genealogical Society normally has a genealogy program on the 4th Saturday of each month from January to November at the Museum.  A Genealogy Program is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10 am to 12 noon.  Here are the details of that program:

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Swedish Military Research – A Wealth of Records!

February 23 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

By Kathy Meade and Bengt Sjögren

So your research indicates that there was a Swedish soldier in your family. How do you find the records about his military service? What will those records tell you? Learn about the wealth of Swedish military records that are available both online and in the archives. This session will show you how to find your ancestor’s military records along with a historical overview of conscription methods in Sweden from the early 1600’s to the present day.

Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members.

$10 fee for museum members; $15 fee for non-museum members to participate.

Reservations are appreciated and can be made via email genealogy@samac.org or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.

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The newsletter also notes that genealogy researchers can schedule themselves for one-on-one research help on the right sidebar.  Times noted are on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 pm, 1 pm to 2 pm, and 2 pm to 3 pm.  Also on Saturdays from 1 to 2 pm and 2 pm to 3 pm.

Here are the stated costs for the one-on-one research help:

Genealogical Society members: No fee for first hour; $10 for each additional hour on the same day.

Museum member only: $10 for first hour and $30 for each additional hour on the same day.

Non-member: $30 fee for each hour

Please call the Museum at 773.728.8111 or e-mail genealogy@samac.org to make an appointment. Individuals with appointments have priority over walk-ins.

Please fill out a genealogy research request form here if you are unable to attend an in-person genealogy research session. Forms can be returned to us electronically to genealogy@samac.org or faxed to 773.728.8870.

Based on the information you provide, we will research using the resources available at the Genealogy Center. Information might be available within three weeks. If we are unable to assist you, we will try to refer you to other possible sources.

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You can look at the Calendar of Events for the Swedish American Museum here at:

Swedish American Museum Calendar of Events

You can contact the Nordic Family Genealogy Center through the museum at genealogy@samac.org.

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 February 2019 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago February 2019

See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take a look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of February 2019.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) Annual Conference To Take Place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 At NIU Conference Center In Naperville, IL; NO WALK-INS ALLOWED!

Hi Everyone!

Feature Presentation Clip ArtIt is never too early to be aware of upcoming genealogy programs!

I want to remind everyone of the upcoming 44th Annual Conference that will be held by the Du Page County Genealogical Society.  You can visit the main web site of the society to find out more about them and what is available at their site at:

DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS) Web Site

Their conference will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the NIU Conference Center in Naperville, IL from 7:30 AM until about 3:30 PM.   At 7:30 AM, you can have some morning refreshments that you can buy and take a look at the materials available for purchase from the vendors that are also participating at the conference.  The actual genealogy presentations will start at 9:00 AM.  The last series of genealogical presentations will start at 2:30 PM.

Get the best pricing before February 9, 2019. The conference fee, $60 for DCGS members, $70 for non-members, includes 16 sessions to choose from, a hot buffet lunch and a chance to win door prizes, great raffle items and the genealogists’ favorite exhibitors.

The fee increases to $75, no mail-in registrations accepted and no refunds allowed after February 9, 2019. Online registration closes on March 1, 2019 or when we reach our limit, whichever comes first.

Please note that “Walk-Ins” will NOT be allowed for this conference.  Every attendee must be pre-registered.

I have previously mentioned this upcoming annual conference at our own program.

I encourage everyone to visit the Du Page County Genealogical Society Annual DCGS LogoConference Information directly at the following link:

At their site in the above links you will find out all the details about the upcoming program such as:

  • Information about the NIU Conference Center and driving directions to the facility.
  • Registration Fees
  • Program Titles, Times and Speakers.
  • Speaker Biographies
  • Information on Previous Annual Conferences

I am a big proponent for attending these one day, all day local conferences.  You will be exposed to multiple genealogy presentations that you can choose to attend throughout the day.

There are 4 segments of programs that occur.  One is at 9:00 AM, one at 10:30 AM, one at 1:00 PM and one at 2:30 PM.  Within all the time segments you will be able to pick from 4 programs that will be occurring.   You will be attending one of the segments that is of interest to you.  So you will actually be able to hear 4 unique programs among the 16 that will be offered.

The speakers that will be offering their unique presentations are:

  • F. Warren Bittner, CG
  • Daniel Earl
  • Thomas MacEntee
  • Michael L. Strauss, AG

These speakers are some of the best of the best that you can encounter as you expand your genealogical knowledge.

I attended this conference in February 2012 and in February 2014.  It is one of the best conferences that you can attend in the local area.  If you have never attended such an all-inclusive one day conference, then this is the one to experience.  The location is close, the facility is great, the organization is superb, the programs are outstanding, the speakers are top-rated, the vendors have great material and other societies are represented!

You will have a great genealogical learning experience in one day that will expand your genealogical knowledge and assist you further in your own research efforts.

Take a closer look at the Du Page County Genealogical Society Annual Conference Information by clicking on the links I provided above.  All of the information about the conference can be found here.

Our library provides one program per month.  Here is your chance to hear 4 presentations by top-rated speakers in one day.

I don’t think you will be disappointed.

This may seem like it is a long time away.  But we all know how time flies.  Mark your calendar now for this date so it does not slip by.  You will not be sorry!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library