I thought I would send out this reminder of our next upcoming Genealogy Program at the Schaumburg Township District Library. It seems like it has been forever since we last gathered. This was due to the cancellation of the February 2010 program at our library due to the heavy and lingering snowstorm that hit us that day. Well as Clint Eastwood would say “Do You Feel Lucky?” I have to think that all of the bad weather we experienced since December 2009 surely will leave us for this program. It is uncanny how all of the bad and threatening weather seems to target the 2nd Tuesday of each month when we have our genealogy program. We need a weather break!!
Here are the details of our upcoming program for Tuesday evening, March 9, 2010:
The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 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, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a general all-purpose “troubleshooting” group.
A laptop computer hooked to our projector will also be available to use during this program.
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 any handouts, review books and journals and interact with other participants. Tony Kierna, the STDL genealogist, will start the program at 7:30 PM. Introductions of new participants will occur as well as a brief review of any handouts and genealogical matters. It is expected that the breakout groups will form at around 8 PM. We will end the session by 9:30 PM at the latest.
For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.