I just received a notice from Jennifer Holik who has indicated that the Italian Genealogy Group that goes by the name Casa Italia Genealogy will begin offering genealogy programs starting this Monday, September 9, 2013 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park, IL. The center is located at 3800 Division Street in Stone Park, IL.
You can visit the WordPress blog for the group and see the posting that identifies upcoming program information at:
It appears the group will have recurring programs/meetings on the 2nd Monday afternoon of each month at the time noted above. Do note that the programs are in the afternoons and not the evenings.
Program topics have been identified for the program of September 2013 through January 2014. Details of each of these programs is available within the link above. Jennifer Holik will be the presenter for the program noted. Program dates and times have been identified without topics identified for February 2014 through May 2014.
Jennifer notes that the library at the Italian Cultural Center is open right now every Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM. It appears the meetings are intended to occur on Mondays to coincide with the library hours. You will be able to use the library before and after the program and you can make a day of it at the center on the program dates.
Take a look at the above link to the Casa Italia Genealogy posting and see what program information interests you. Browse the site for there are many more links to information on a variety of Italian genealogy resources.
It seems like there is a concerted effort to bring to the forefront for Italian genealogy researchers that these programs and the facility exist as resources to learn about Italian genealogy and tap into the resources held by the library at the center.
If you are local to the area and have been looking to connect to fellow Italian genealogists and Italian research resources, this is the place!
Schaumburg Township District LIbrary