Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for September 10, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the September 2013 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 September 2013 Newsletter for your convenience:

September 2013 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, September 10, 2013 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 September 10, 2013

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, September 10, 2013 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:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. There is no formal presentation for this gathering. Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic. The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.

We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities. These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a “Share Your Family History Book/Report” table that will allow those that have created a Family History Book to share with others at the table how they created it.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.

Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial. Some groups that have not been identified may be added.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the 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 breakout groups will form 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

Upcoming Events From The Swedish American Museum In Chicago For September 2013; Genealogy Program, Saturday, September 28, 2013, 10 AM To Noon

Hi Everyone!

Swedish American Museum LogoI recently received the September 2013 Newsletter from the Swedish American Museum.  The Newsletter is called the “Cirkular”.

Here is the September 2013 newsletter I received from the Swedish American Museum:

September 2013 Swedish American Museum Newsletter “Cirkular”

The newsletter highlights many of the upcoming programs and events that will be occurring at the Swedish American Museum.  There are many programs that are more cultural in nature than genealogical.  But if you are doing Swedish genealogical research, these cultural events are still important to you.

The museum does present genealogy programs.  The one mentioned in this newsletter notes that there will be a genealogy program on Saturday, September 28, 2013 that will take place between 10 AM to Noon.

Here is the text description from the newsletter about this genealogy program:

“GENEALOGY SESSION
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – noon
The Nordic Family Genealogy Center at the Swedish American Museum will host a genealogy session led by Marsha Peterson-Maass on “The Most Helpful Genealogical Tools You’ve Never Used.” It is a great session for anyone interested in genealogical research-not just those with Scandinavian roots. Cost is free for Nordic Family Genealogy Center members; non-members pay $10. Reservations appreciated. Email Genealogy@samac.org or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 with any questions.”

The Swedish American Museum is very active in all things Swedish, including genealogy.

If you have Swedish ancestral connections, you want to make a connection with the Swedish American Museum located in Chicago, IL to see what resources they have that can help in your own Swedish research.

Look through the newsletter for the many and varied programs and events being offered by the museum during September 2013.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Has Published An Updated Brochure For 2013-2014; Brochure Available As PDF For Your Use In this Post

Hi Everyone!

I just received an updated brochure/guide from the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG).   Their recently updated brochure contains information about the society, membership benefits, meeting location, programs they will offer during their upcoming 2013-2014 “season” and membership application.

Here is the newly updated NWSCG brochure for the society that includes their 2013-2014 programs:

Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Society Brochure That Includes The 2013-2014 Programs

I am happy to share this information with readers of this blog.

Please take a look at the above link to the PDF for the information.  Print it off and mark the dates for the programs that interest you the most.  Give the society a try and check out one of their programs.  Better yet, consider becoming a member of the society.  A membership application is also included as part of the brochure that you can access through the above link to the PDF.

You may have to “rotate” the page 2 image of the PDF brochure so you can read the list of programs for 2013-2014.  Just right-click and rotate clockwise till it is readable.

This is the time of the year when a lot of dated information about upcoming programs that start in September becomes available.  Check them out.

You can also visit the society webpage itself to find out more about the society, its resources and its programs.  You can visit them at the following link at:

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG)

Enjoy the brochure and plan on attending some of their programs.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Casa Italia Writing Group Starts Soon; First Program Will Take Place On Monday September 9, 2013 From 12 Noon to 1 PM At The Italian Cultural Center In Stone Park, IL; Topic Will Be “General Writing Prompts”

Hi Everyone!

Casa Italia LogoJennifer Holik has also made me aware that Casa Italia Writing Group will be starting up at the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park, IL.  They will be having their first meeting on Monday, September 9, 2013 from 12 Noon to 1 PM at the Italian Cultural Center located in Stone Park, IL.

Jennifer has provided me with a link to the blog for Casa Italia that gives information on this new start-up group.  She notes that the group will have programs on the 2nd Monday afternoon of each month at the time stated above.  Program topics for September 2013 through May 2014 can be found at the following blog post from the group:

Casa Italia Writing Group Programs From September 2013 Through May 2014 At The Italian Cultural Center In Stone Park, IL

Researching data is one thing.  Writing about your discoveries is a part of genealogy research that is also critically important to consider.  Your stories about your ancestors are what make them real!

Jennifer will be leading the Writing Group and will be presenting information onItalian Cultural Center Picture each of the varied writing topics noted in the above link for 2013-2014.

Jennifer is making the 2nd Monday of each month a possible “all-day” genealogy event.  She will also be hosting a genealogy program on these 2nd Mondays that starts at 1:30 PM and lasts until 2:30 PM.  The library is also open at 10 AM on these days and closes at 4 PM.

See a previous recent post I just made on these genealogy program activities for Casa Italia Genealogy.

Italian researchers can in one day each second Monday of the month, not only use the library, but also attend a Writing Group Program as well as a Genealogy Program!  Make it a day at the Italian Cultural Center on the second Monday of each month and advance your genealogy and writing skills as well as use the valuable resources at the library at the Italian Cultural Center!

Or just consider attending the genealogy program by itself or just the writing group by itself.  Whatever interests you for that day.  You are not obligated to do all of the things on the calendar for the second Monday of each month at the Italian Cultural Center!  Pick and choose.  But you are welcome to make it a day at the center from 10 AM to 4 PM and take in all of the programs and use the library for the 2nd Monday of the month!

Check out the above link for all of the details about the upcoming writing programs scheduled for September 2013 through May 2014.  See what writing topics interest you.  Make the lives of your ancestors come alive through your words!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Casa Italia Genealogy Group Starts Up Soon; First Program Will Occur On Monday, September 9, 2013 From 1:30 To 2:30 PM At Italian Cultural Center In Stone Park, IL

Hi Everyone!

Casa Italia LogoI 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:

Casa Italia Genealogy Programs For 2013-2014 At Italian Cultural Center In Stone Park, IL

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 2013Italian Cultural Center Picture 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!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District LIbrary

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening September 10, 2013 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, September 10, 2013:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. There is no formal presentation for this gathering. Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic. The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.

We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities. These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a “Share Your Family History Book/Report” table that will allow those that have created a Family History Book to share with others at the table how they created it.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.

Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial. Some groups that have not been identified may be added.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the 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 breakout groups will form 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