Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow April 12, 2011

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, April 12, 2011 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, April 12,2011 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Robin Seidenberg. Robin will present a program titled “Mining for Gold – Online Historical Newspapers”.

Newspaper research should always be considered by the genealogical researcher. Today’s world of expanding digital newspapers that allows us to more easily search is an even more important resource to consider to use to discover the stories of our ancestors. Robin will give us some tips on where to find these resources and how to best use these online newspapers.

Robin is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Robin currently serves as executive vice president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois and president of Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts. She has been studying her family history since 1997.

Robin earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and completed most of her Ph.D. requirements at the University of Illinois. This former college French teacher has used her linguistic skills to translate family records from Polish and Old Cyrillic.

Robin specializes in using historical newspapers to research family history.

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

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