Trial “Surnames Being Searched” Page Added To this Blog; You Need To Give Me An OK to Include Your Data In This List

Hi Everyone!

I have just activated the “trial” Surnames Being Searched page at the top of the blog homepage.

To get your names in this PDF listing of an Excel spreadsheet, you must explicitly give me your OK for me to include the surnames of interest to you.  I ask for this explicit direction because I am including your e-mail contact address in the listing to facilitate a contact point between you and a fellow researcher that may be researching the same surname.

The following information will be included in the “Surnames Being Searched” Page of this blog:

  • Your own First Name
  • Your own Surname
  • The Surname of your research interest
  • Your own e-mail address
  • The geographic areas of interest you have e.g. Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, Poland etc.

I must limit this listing of surnames to those that have been participating at our library genealogy program.   I can’t accept surnames from researchers who may have just discovered this functionality but do not participate in our library’s genealogy program.

I need to see how this process will work out for me as well as for those who have contributed their names and e-mail addresses for more visibility in their research effort.

If it does not work out, then I will just pull the page and leave it at that.

I am happy to say that 8 participants have initially given me their OK to post this information to share.

Take a look at the “new” page and see how the material is being presented as a spreadsheet in PDF format for those that have given me the OK to include their data.

If anyone else local to our library area who has attended our programs and provided me with a filled-out questionnaire about their research wants to have their surnames being researched more visible, you need to contact me through this blog.  Use the “Contact” page at the top of this blog to do so.  That is the most efficient manner.

Let’s give this a try to see how it works out.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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