Upcoming Genealogy Programs for 2010 at the Schaumburg Township District Library

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would just post a listing of our planned Genealogy Programs for 2010.

Please remember that our programs are always held on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, IL at 7:30 PM.  The program is generally held in the 2nd floor Classroom but you should just check when you come in to be sure it is still in that room or may have been moved to another room.  It does not happen too often that it is moved but it might be to accomodate other programs.

The doors to the room open at 7:00 PM.  The program starts at 7:30 PM during which time I introduce new participants, review any handouts and the newsletter and take any questions or hear any comments.  At 8:00 PM we start with the speaker and or the break-out sessions.  We end the program at between 9:15 PM to 9:30 PM.  We must end the program for sure by 9:30 PM. 

Here are the scheduled programs we have on tap for 2010:

  • January 12, 2010 – “Interpreting Headstones” by Craig Pfannkuche
  • February 9, 2010 – “Social Security Death Index (SSDI) – New Things to Know” by Larry Olson
  • March 9, 2010 – “Break Out Groups/Ethnic Research Groups/Beginner’s Group (No Speaker)
  • April 13, 2010 – “So You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin – Now What?” by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin
  • May 11, 2010 – “20th Century Military Records” by Marian Richter Schuetz
  • June 8, 2010 – “Break Out Groups/Ethnic Research Groups/Beginner’s Group (No Speaker)
  • July 13, 2010 – “Getting the Most Out of Heritage Quest” by Kristin Newton Smith
  • August 10, 2010 – “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places; the Search for Marriage Records” by Ginger Frere
  • September 14, 2010 – “Break Out Groups/Ethnic Research Groups/Beginner’s Group (No Speaker)
  • October 12, 2010 – Program and Speaker To Be Determined
  • November 9, 2010 – “How to Read and Understand the Hamburg and Bremen Passenger Lists” by Patricia Reaves
  • December 14, 2010 – “Break Out Groups/Ethnic Research Groups/Beginner’s Group (No Speaker)

See what interests you from the above and come visit us at the library for these great upcoming programs.

We often have 50 to 65 people in attendance when we have our very popular speakers.

For our Break Out/Ethnic Groups/Beginner’s Table, we often have 25 to 35 people in attendance.  It is at these sessions you can work with others sharing the same ethnic area of research interest e.g. Irish, German, Polish, Italian, Czech, Scandinavian etc.  I also lead the Beginner’s Table working with newcomers to genealogy to get them started in the right direction.  We also have the laptop hooked up to the projector for anyone to use during this time to show sites of interest that can benefit all of us in our particular area of research.

So we are looking forward to 2010 with a great slate of upcoming programs.

We hope to see you for as many as you can make.

Tony Kierna – Genealogy Coordinator

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