Upcoming Lake County Genealogical Society Annual Conference To Take Place On Saturday, November 11, 2017 In Lake Villa, IL; John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D Is Featured Speaker; Link To PDF Brochure Included In Post

Hi Everyone!

Lake County Genealogical Society LogoOne of my counterpart genealogy librarians made me aware of the upcoming Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  It is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Lake Villa Township West Campus, 37850 N. Ill. Rt. 59  in Lake Villa, IL.

The title for the society’s 25th Annual Genealogical Workshop is “The Rank and File: Seeking Our Military Ancestors”.

The speaker for the 4 of the 7 programs offered for the day will be John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D

The speaker for the other 3 programs that will be offered will be Michelle Bray Wilson.

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After visiting the Lake County Genealogical Society website, I see that at this time they have current online information regarding this upcoming 25th Annual Genealogical Workshop that will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

I have a link to the online brochure for this event down below.

Registration and browsing of materials starts at 8 AM.

Programs run from 9 AM until 3:30 PM.

Main guest speaker for the day is John Phillip Colletta, Ph.D..

It looks like the costs for the program are:

  • $35.00 if you are a member of the society (program registration prior to November 1, 2017)
  • $40.00 if you are not a member of the society  (program registration prior to November 1, 2017)
  • $45.00  (program registration after November 1, 2017 or as a walk-in on the day of program)

“Walk-ins” on the day of the program are OK  but you are on your own for lunch.  Lunch is not guaranteed for “walk-ins”.  You would pay the highest fee on that day.

Please use the following link that will get you directly to the PDF file that has all of the information about the day including the registration material, program titles and times, speaker biographies and directions:

November 11, 2017 Lake County Genealogical Society 25th Annual Conference Program/Registration Brochure

I have been to their programs some time back and I always felt that they had top-notch speakers.  I would definitely recommend attending this annual event.

I know you will enjoy the day.

The society puts on a great annual conference with top-notch speakers and topics.  You will not be disappointed.  If you have not attended a local, all-day conference, this is a good one to attend.

You can always decide at the last-minute and be a “walk-in” to attend the conference (unfortunately, at the highest cost to you).  I have attended conferences as a “walk-in” and I usually find that it was well-worth the added cost to attend at the last-minute if pre-scheduling was a problem for you.

You can visit the general website for the society at:

Lake County Genealogical Society (IL) Website

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, October 7, 2017 At 10:00 AM; “Ireland’s Griffith’s Valuation: Using the Tables and Maps” Presented By Paul Milner

Hi Everyone,

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society logo.newjpg (New 2014-25)-150I just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban  Genealogy Society indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road in Arlington Heights, IL.

There is no prior registration needed.  There is no fee to attend.  Visitors are always welcome.

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 Paul Milner.    The speaker will present a program titled “Ireland’s Griffith’s Valuation: Using the Tables and Maps.

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

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) October 7, 2017 Program Notice

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

You can always visit the website of the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society to see what they are all about at:

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Illinois State Genealogical Society To Host Annual Fall Conference On Friday, October 27, 2017 And Saturday, October 28, 2015 In Moline, IL; Conference Brochure Now Available

Hi Everyone,

illinoisgensoc-logoThe program brochure for the upcoming 2017 Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Conference is now available from the Illinois State Genealogical society website.

The conference will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 and Saturday, October 28, 2017.  Conference will be held at the iWireless Center at 1201 River Drive in Moline, IL.  Lodging is available at the Radisson located at 1415 River Drive in Moline.  Phone number of the facility is 309-764-1000.  Room rates are between $115-$130.

You can choose to participate in one day or the other if that is better for you or you can obviously fully participate in both days’ events.

Here is a direct link to the brochure that contains all of the information of the events for the two-day conference in addition to the costs.

2017 Illinois State Genealogical Society Annual Conference Brochure

You can also visit the general website for the Illinois State Genealogical Society at:

Illinois State Genealogical Society

It really looks like a conference that will have many top-notch speakers from the genealogical community.  Speakers noted are:

  • Karen Stanbary
  • J. H. “Jay” Fonkert
  • Tony Burroughs, FUGA
  • Ginger Frere
  • Dr. Daniel Hubbard
  • Marsha Peterson-Maass
  • Rachel M. Popma

Our Fall season in Illinois is not that far away.  Look at the full brochure in the link above.  Conferences generally rotate locations between Chicago area locations and downstate locations.  This year’s program is not right in our own backyard, so you have to drive to Moline this year if interested in attending.  The great speakers and topics can make it worth your while to get yourself to Moline, IL.  Google tells me it is about 165 miles from our Chicago area and estimates a drive time of about 3 hours.

Give this annual conference a try.  Treat yourself to a nice Fall weekend with lots of learning opportunities and the chance to meet some great speakers and researchers.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

September 2017 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Scheduled For September 23, 2017; “Swedish Immigration In Argentina And Brazil” Presented By Jane Florine

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities maybe 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 September 2017 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 has a genealogy program on the 4th Saturday of each month from January to November at the Museum.  There is a program scheduled for Saturday September 23, 2017 from 10 am to 12 noon.  This program is titled “Swedish Immigration in Argentina and Brazil” and is presented by Jane Florine.

Here is the text from the program description contained in the Cirkular:

Swedish Immigration in Argentina and Brazil

“Presented by Jane Florine, ethnomusicologist who lived and worked in Argentina for many years.

In this talk, Jane Florine will discuss the Swedish immigration that took place to Brazil and Argentina in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Oberá, located in the northeast area of Argentina, was the largest Swedish colony in Latin America. To this day, Swedish culture – especially Scandinavian folk dance – is preserved in Oberá, the home of Argentina’s National Immigration Festival, along with an interest in Swedish genealogy.

Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members. Non-members pay $10 per presentation. Payment is accepted at the door. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.”

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 September 2017 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago September 2017

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 September 2017.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

September 2017 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for September 12, 2017 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the September 2017 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 September 2017 Handouts for your convenience:

September 2017 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, September 12, 2017 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

September 2017 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for September 12, 2017 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the September 2017 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 September 2017 Newsletter for your convenience:

September 2017 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, September 12, 2017 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 September 12, 2017

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, September 12, 2017:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 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, and Colonial American. There will also be a “new” DNA/Adoption table. Finally, there will also be a Beginners Group.

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