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, July 9, 2013:
The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 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 “Skeletons in Our Closets: Researching A Family Scandal”.
Robin B. Seidenberg reveals an intriguing tale of wealth, romance, betrayal, jealousy and murder. After investigating rumors of an old family scandal that took place during the Roaring Twenties in Chicago, Robin uncovered a sensational story that made newspaper headlines across the entire nation.
While Robin expected to find information in Chicago, she was amazed to discover sensational news stories from New York to California, Wyoming to Texas. She even learned of one great aunt’s career on Broadway and in Hollywood. Robin will tell the fascinating story of the scandal and explain how she found the information about these beautiful sisters.
Discover the identity of the “Kissing Blonde” and learn how Robin researched historical newspapers to unravel this family mystery.
While researching a family scandal involving her great aunt, “the kissing blonde”, Robin B. Seidenberg realized historical newspapers were a fantastic resource. No one remembered or was willing to tell her much. People again seemed to have some form of amnesia when she started asking questions about her movie producer uncle.
Robin is executive vice president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, is its co-president designate. She currently serves as president of Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts and vice president of Personal Computer Business Users Group, and is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
In addition to lecturing in the Midwest and Florida, Robin spoke at the 32nd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Paris, France last summer, and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain’s Northern Conference in Manchester, England in May.
Robin specializes in using historical newspapers to research family history, and frequently lectures about “family skeletons”.
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.
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