2020 Programs

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(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our April and May monthly genealogy programs were cancelled because our library building was closed.  Speaker programs for June, July, August, September , October, November and December 2020 have been switched from “in-house” programs to online programs via Zoom starting at 7 pm instead of our usual “in-house” start of 7:30 pm.  Please make note of this.  Programs past December 2020 are still uncertain as to how they will take place, online versus “in-house”. 

Additionally, I have added some “informal” small-size (20 participant limit) online Zoom Genealogy “Chit-Chat” Programs to the schedule.  We will meet online for these programs from 2 to 3:30 pm (yes, you are correctly seeing that these are afternoon sessions) rather than for our evening speaker programs.  These are offered as a way for researchers to connect with me and others to have an informal genealogy discussion as well as for me to hear your research questions and offer some guidance.  You must register with our library for the program in order to receive the Zoom connect information.  All are welcome to participate.  You do not need a library card issued to you from our library in order to participate.

These informal programs have been scheduled for:

June 24, 2020 (Wednesday) from 2-3 pm

July 28, 2020 (Tuesday) from 2-3:30 pm

August 25, 2020 (Tuesday) from 2-3:30 pm

September 22, 2020 (Tuesday) from 2-3:30 pm

October 27, 2020 (Tuesday) from 2-3:30 pm

November 24, 2020 (Tuesday) from 2-3:30 pm

December 22, 2020 (Tuesday) from 2-3:30 pm

What follows below would be if we were to hold our programs on-site in our library.  That does not look like it will happen for the balance of 2020.

All of our library genealogy programs are held on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month at the Central Library located at 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois starting at 7:30 PM.

The meeting room can change but we are almost always in The Classroom located on the 2nd floor of our library building right next door to the Extension Services Office.

The doors to the room open by 7 PM.  The program itself starts at 7:30 PM.  From 7:30 PM until 7:45 – 8 PM, I will have introductions of new participants and review handout material and review general genealogy issues.  I will also answer any questions during this time.  By 7:45 – 8 PM we will start with our speaker or have our Breakout Groups depending on what is scheduled for the evening.

We will start ending the program between 9:15 PM and 9:30 PM.

We must end the program by no later than 9:30 PM.

Here are the scheduled programs we have on tap for 2020:

January 14, 2020

Pins and Needles: Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire”

 Presented by Tina Beaird

February 11, 2020

“Planning an Ancestral Genealogy Trip”

 Presented by Terri O’Connell

March 10, 2020

Break Out/Small Work Groups by Ethnic Interest

Beginners Table/DNA and Adoption Table

 April 14, 2020

“Genealogy Lineage Societies: Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Others” 

 Presented by Michelle Wilson

(Program Cancelled Due to Library Closure Due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

May 12, 2020

“The Different Genealogy DNA Tests: What They DO and DON’T Do For Your Research” 

 Presented by Barbara Peterson

(Program Cancelled Due to Library Closure Due to COVID-19 Pandemic)

June 16, 2020

“Beginning Genealogy” 

Presented by Jacquie Schattner

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program, 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is required in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts; Registration Link From Library Calendar Is https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4329797)

June 24, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 12 participants, must register)

Hosted by Tony Kierna
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4370802

 July 14, 2020

“Investigating Your Infamous Ancestors”

 Presented by Ray Johnson

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is required in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts; Registration Link From Library Calendar Is https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4342548

July 28, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3:30 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 18 participants, must register)

Hosted by Tony Kierna
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4370813

August 11, 2020

Cobbler, Tailor, Trunkmaker: How My Grandpappies Made A Living

 Presented by Ginger Frere

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is addressed in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts.)
Registration Link From Library Calendar Is https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4448748

August 25, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3:30 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 18 participants, must register)

Hosted by Tony Kierna
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4448761

September 8, 2020

“Beginning Genealogy”

Presented by Jacquie Schattner

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is addressed in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts.)
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4494031

September 22, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3:30 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 20 participants, must register)
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4494036

Hosted by Tony Kierna

 October 13, 2020

Researching Your Chicago Ancestors”

Presented by Steve Szabados

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is required in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts.)
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4570678

October 27, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3 :30 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 20 participants, must register)
https://schaumburg.libnet.info/event/4570681

Hosted by Tony Kierna

November 10, 2020

FamilySearch – The Digital Age!”

 Presented by Maureen Brady

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is addressed in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts.)
(Registration link to library program to be determined)

November 24, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3:30 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 18 participants, must register)
(Registration link from library to be determined.)

Hosted by Tony Kierna

December 8, 2020

“Warrants and Patents and Deeds, Oh My!: Genealogy Land Records

Presented by Dr. Daniel Hubbard

(Program Will Be Presented as a Zoom Online Program 7-8:30 pm; Registration for program is required; Email address is addressed in order to receive the Zoom connect link information before the program starts.)
(Registration link to library program to be determined)

December 22, 2020

“Genealogy Chit-Chat” (Informal Zoom Online, 2-3:30 pm, no speaker, no PowerPoint, limited to 18 participants, must register)
(Registration link from library to be determined.)

Hosted by Tony Kierna

I hope this provides you with a snapshot view of 2020 so you can plan your schedule to attend our programs this year.

I invite you to join us at these programs that I know will help you in your own personal genealogical research.  Pick out a few of interest to you or join us for all of them!!

I look forward to seeing you.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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  7. Thanks Tony for adding the 2018 schedule. Hope to make January’s program if weather cooperates.

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