Monthly Archives: May 2012

How About That — Another Milestone! Blog Post Number 400 Has Just Been Released!

Hi Everyone!

I have just completed another milestone related to my authoring this  blog.

I have just posted what is identified as my 400th blog post!

It just seems that I just cranked out blog post number 300 a few weeks ago. (The 300th post occurred on November 16, 2011!)  It seems the blog posts are happening at the speed of light lately.

I hope you enjoy these blog posts as much as I enjoy creating them.

Thanks for spending your time reading through the material I am posting that does hopefully make a positive impact on your genealogical researching.

Thanks for your kind words about what I do both on this blog and in the library!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for May 8, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts as a PDF file into the PROGRAM HANDOUTS Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the May 2012 Handouts for your convenience:

May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts

Take a look at it if you choose to browse through it in advance of our Genealogy Program that will take place on Tuesday evening, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM at our main library location at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

You can read the handouts online or you can save them as a PDF file to your own computer for reading offline and more detailed searching through all of the contents.

You will also note that I have started “highlighting” in this uploaded PDF key points within the handout  by using  the “yellow highlighting” function within Microsoft Word.  This will allow your eyes to visually see key points within the handouts that I want to emphasize.  I hope you will enjoy being able to more easily see these key points within the set of handouts through this highlighting technique.  I plan on highlighting within the Handout file on a going forward basis.

Please note that the Handouts PDF file has embedded Bookmarks to allow you to move to the handouts of interest to you quickly without having to scroll through the entire document.  Just open the Bookmark window in the PDF file and select the handout of interest for quick access.

You can also get to the handouts of interest to you quickly via the Table of Contents at the beginning of the document.  You will find hyperlinks that will get you directly to the handout of interest to you from the Table of Contents.

Please note that you can access directly any and all URL Links that you find within the Handouts PDF.  You can get directly to the website being mentioned from within the handout being mentioned.

Enjoy the handouts.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for May 8, 2012 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter as a PDF file into the NEWSLETTER Category on the right sidebar of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the May 2012 Newsletter for your convenience:

May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter

Take a look at it if you choose to browse through it in advance of our Genealogy Program that will take place on Tuesday evening, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM at our main library location at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, IL.

You can read the newsletter online or you can save it as a PDF file to your own computer for reading offline and more detailed searching through all of the contents.

Please note that the Newsletter has Bookmarks and Hyperlinks within the document to make for fast navigation from within the Table of Contents.  You can quickly get to the spots that interest you from the Table of Contents.

Enjoy the newsletter.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow May 8, 2012

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, May 8, 2012 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:

Kathryn Barrett

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Kathryn Barrett.  Kathryn will present a program titled “Military Service Records”.

Kathryn Barrett is a genealogy researcher, teacher and lecturer at the local, regional and national level. Kathryn has been a volunteer at the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) at the Great Lakes Regional Center for more than 15 years. She recently organized a local homeowner association genealogical group and makes monthly presentations on a wide variety of genealogical topics, including Naturalization, Evolution of the Federal Census and The Orphan Train. Kathryn is a professional member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS), and the Wisconsin State Historical Society with 35+ years of genealogy experience.

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 7:45-8:00 PM.  We will end the session by 9:30 PM.
 
For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Steve Szabados, A Frequent Participant At Our Monthly Genealogy Program, And Genealogy Speaker, Has Published Another New Book; “Find Your Family History: Steps To Get Started”

Hi Everyone!

Many of you may know Steve Szabados as  many things.   Some may know of him as a fellow genealogy research colleague.  Some may know of him as a participant at genealogy programs, ours included.  Some may know of Steve as a genealogy lecturer.  Some may know of  Steve as a genealogy teacher, especially those doing Polish research.

But now Steve has made me aware that he is now another category related to genealogy research.

HE IS NOW A PROLIFIC WRITER!!

Congratulations Steve!

Steve has now published a 2nd book titled “Find Your Family History: Steps To Get Started”.  His book is now available to purchase from Amazon.com for $14.99.  You can find information about this book authored by Steve at Amazon.com at:

Steve Szabados’ Book “Find Your Family History: Steps To Get Started” At Amazon.com.

Steve Szabados

I hope to be able to purchase the book through Steve and add it to our own library’s circulating collection for genealogy.

Steve was kind enough to share a pre-copy of his work in progress to give him some feedback.

So I now anxiously await being able to see and purchase for the library the newly published version of his informative work, especially since it provides a nice resource for the beginning genealogist to follow as they embark on their research journey.

Many of you know Steve through all of the ways I mentioned at the beginning of this post.  Now you will get to see another side of Steve – as a prolific author!

Congratulations again to a great guy!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Another Milestone Approaching! The May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Will Be Number 200 To Be Published!

Hi Everyone!

It does seem uncanny how some milestones related to my job do appear to be popping up in this narrow window of time.

You may remember that a couple of months ago I made a blog post that I was soon to be publishing my 300th post.  (Believe it or not, I have another milestone soon approaching with my blog posts.  I am rapidly approaching blog post Number 400!  But I digress and that will be another post itself!  Milestones, milestones, milestones everywhere I go!!)

Now I see that the soon to be released May 2012 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter that I create monthly is reaching the magic number of 200 issues having been created over the years.

I have been responsible for putting together about 180 of them.  My predecessor, Pat Weisshaus, put together the first 20.

Time marches on whether you want to be on the train or not!  I think I prefer to be on the train as we all move through life!

I will be making the publication of the 200th Newsletter available on this blog around May 7, 2012, just before our next genealogy program.

I hope your reviewing of the newsletters I have created has been as enjoyable for you to read as they have been for me to create!  You can find the last 2 years of newsletters electronically as PDF files on this blog.  Just go to the right sidebar and scroll down looking for the title of “Newsletters” and the links to the previous 2 years of newsletters that follow.

Each online newsletter has a Table of Contents that you can browse through to see if any of the articles have an appeal for you personally.  Click on the link and you will be taken to the article in the newsletter.

Thanks so much for following all of the genealogy news and information I have included in the newsletter over the past years.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening May 8, 2012 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, May 8, 2012:

Kathryn Barrett

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom.  The guest speaker for the evening will be Kathryn Barrett.  Kathryn will present a program titled “Military Service Records”.

Kathryn Barrett is a genealogy researcher, teacher and lecturer at the local, regional and national level. Kathryn has been a volunteer at the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) at the Great Lakes Regional Center for more than 15 years. She recently organized a local homeowner association genealogical group and makes monthly presentations on a wide variety of genealogical topics, including Naturalization, Evolution of the Federal Census and The Orphan Train. Kathryn is a professional member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS), and the Wisconsin State Historical Society with 35+ years of genealogy experience.

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 7:45-8:00 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