Monthly Archives: October 2010

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow October 12, 2010

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, October 12, 2010 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, October 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Larry Olson. Larry will present a program titled “Social Security Death Index (SSDI) – New Things to Know. This program was originally scheduled for February 9, 2010 but was canceled due to a heavy snowstorm. This is the re-scheduled program.

There are at least seven Social Security Death Indexes available online. Although they all originate from the same database, the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File, they inexplicably do not all provide the same information. This presentation is a tour of the online databases, highlighting the different features of each.

Larry is a Minnesota native, who settled in the Chicago suburbs 20 years ago.

He is 15 year member of CAGG-NI (the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois), and has served as its President, as well as the Chair of the Program, Publicity and Membership Committees.

He started researching his family in 1973, after he first heard the legend that John Philip Sousa was a cousin of his German great-grandmother (a story he has not yet been able to substantiate).

He and his wife have four children and two grandchildren. He fondly hopes that someday someone in his immediate family will appreciate all the work that he has done on the family tree.

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 meeting 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 8-8:15 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

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening October 12, 2010 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, October 12, 2010:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Larry Olson. Larry will present a program titled “Social Security Death Index (SSDI) – New Things to Know. This program was originally scheduled for February 9, 2010 but was canceled due to a heavy snowstorm. This is the re-scheduled program.

There are at least seven Social Security Death Indexes available online. Although they all originate from the same database, the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File, they inexplicably do not all provide the same information. This presentation is a tour of the online databases, highlighting the different features of each.

Larry is a Minnesota native, who settled in the Chicago suburbs 20 years ago.

He is 15 year member of CAGG-NI (the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois), and has served as its President, as well as the Chair of the Program, Publicity and Membership Committees.

He started researching his family in 1973, after he first heard the legend that John Philip Sousa was a cousin of his German great-grandmother (a story he has not yet been able to substantiate).

He and his wife have four children and two grandchildren. He fondly hopes that someday someone in his immediate family will appreciate all the work that he has done on the family tree.

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 8-8:15 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

Mount Prospect Public Library Is Having An Introductory Program on Using FamilySearch on Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Hi Everyone!

FamilySearch, the web site created by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, is a “meat and potatoes” genealogy resource that all genealogists need to visit and revisit frequently.  At this site you can search increasing amounts of data that contain the records of our ancestors.  You can also learn about all of the research aids that are available to genealogists to help improve their research capabilities. 

The main site of this resource is www.familysearch.org.

The Mount Prospect Public Library is having a genealogy program on Saturday morning, November 6, 2010 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM that is titled “FamilySearch: Another tool for Genealogists”.  The speaker for this program will be Susan Anderson.

For those interested in more information regarding this program please take a look at the following “flyer” I received regarding the program:

https://genealogywithtony.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/110610-mount-prospect-genealogy-program.pdf

The flyer does indicate that you will need to register for this program by contacting the Mount Prospect Public Library at 847-253-5675 or by registering yourself at their online system at www.mppl.org/events.

There is no cost to attend this program.

Please click on the link I have included for the “flyer” describing the program.  If you are interested call the library directly or self-register yourself at the link I have also included.

Knowing about FamilySearch is critical for any genealogy researcher, be they beginner or expert.  If you are a true genealogy beginner then this program is very important.  If you are a knowledgeable genealogy researcher, you can certainly learn some new methods for using the site in an even more effective manner.

Check it out.  Mark your calendars for this program local to us in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library