Monthly Archives: December 2013

I Changed PREVIOUS PROGRAMS 2002 – 2012 Page Title To The Blog To Show Past Programs From 2002 To 2013

Hi Everyone!

I just changed the PAGE on the blog titled PREVIOUS PROGRAMS 2002 – 2012  to PREVIOUS PROGRAMS 2002 – 2013 to reflect our historical view of genealogy programs presented at our library to now include 2013.

You will find “Pages” to this blog on the top of the homepage of the blog.  You will see pages titled “About”,  “2014 Programs”, “Previous Programs 2002 – 2013″, “Favorite Links”, “Genealogy Program Flyer”.

Just look for it at the top of the blog.

Here is a direct link to the newly updated history of our genealogy programs presented at our library covering 2002 to 2013:

2002 – 2013 Genealogy Programs Presented at the Schaumburg Township District Library

Maybe you remember a program or speaker we had at one time.  Use this page to refresh your memory.  The programs are presented in order from 2013 back to 2002.  The programs within each year are in January through December month order.

Enjoy your travel through Memory Lane as it pertains to our past library genealogy programs!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

“2014 Programs” Added As A New Page On The Blog At The Top Of The Home Page

Hi Everyone!

I just want to let all of you know that I have created a new “page” on the blog that is at the top of the first page you see when you visit the blog.

The title of the page is “2014 Programs”.  You will find a list of the schedule of our upcoming genealogy programs for 2014 at our Central Library.  These programs always occur on the 2nd Tuesday evening of each month starting at 7:30 PM.  Doors to the room open by 7:00 PM.

Take a look at the variety of topics and speakers we have scheduled for 2014 to see which ones are of special interest to you.  Also note the quarterly “breakout” groups we have when we do not have a speaker scheduled.  Mark your calendars for 2014 for these programs.

You can also get directly to this schedule of our programs for 2014 from right within this post at:

2014 Genealogy Programs at the Schaumburg Township District Library

We look forward to seeing you throughout 2014!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Northwest Suburban Council Of Genealogists (NWSCG) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, January 4, 2014 At 10:00 AM; “Space-Time For Family Historians: Timewarps And Curved Space Aren’t Just For Physicists” By Dr. Daniel Hubbard

Hi Everyone,

NWSCG LogoI just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 1801 W. Central Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL.

There is no prior registration needed.  There is no fee to attend.

The society offers an early informal gathering at 9:00 AM that would allow you to exchange information and ask questions with others present at the time before the formal program starts.

Please be sure to view the link below that will get you to the program description material supplied to me by the society. 

Feature Presentation Clip ArtThe speaker for the morning program will be Dr. Daniel Hubbard.  The speaker will present a program titled “Space-Time for Family Historians: Timewarps and Curved Space Aren’t Just for Physicists.

Please take a look at the full PDF announcement of the program by going to:

Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG) January 4, 2014 Program Notice

You will find more details about the program location, the program contents and some information about Dr. Daniel Hubbard, the speaker for the morning from the above link to the program information.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

December 2013 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for December 10, 2013 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the December 2013 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 December 2013 Handouts for your convenience:

December 2013 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, December 10, 2013 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  “highlight” 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

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

Hi Everyone!

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

December 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, December 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 December 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, December 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, December 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

Very Nice 4 Page PDF Guide From Ancestry.com To Help You Uncover Your Connections To Revolutionary War Ancestors

Hi Everyone,

ancestry-logoOne of my colleagues came across a very nice concise handy guide from Ancestry.com that provides you with the research guidance to help you uncover any connection you may have to Revolutionary War ancestors.

It is a simple but effective 4 page PDF that will take you through the sequential steps to take to make your Revolutionary War connections if you happen to have any.

Here is a link to the helpful document.

Your Family Tree in the American Revolution – Guide from Ancestry.com

You can access the helpful database mentioned in the guide through Ancestry.com or Ancestry Library Edition.  The particular helpful database  mentioned is noted as the Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.

Enjoy the document and see if you have any Revolutionary War ancestral connection!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, December 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

December 2013 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program On Saturday December 21, 2013; “Fika And Swedish Christmas Traditions”; Holiday Session For Nordic Family Genealogy Center Members Only

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities may be specifically related to genealogical events or programs.  Other events may have a historical context as it applies to Swedish history and ancestry.  Some events may be cultural.

I thought I would share with you a recent issue of the December 2013 Newsletter called the Cirkular that I received from the Swedish American Museum.

The museum itself is located at 5211 North Clark Street in Chicago, IL.  The phone number for the museum is 773-728-8111.

It actually looks like there is plenty to do if you are interested in discovering more about Swedish history and ancestry.

There is a genealogy Holiday Program scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  The title of the session is “Fika and Swedish Christmas Traditions”.  Quoting from the newsletter, participants on this day can expect the following:

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 GENEALOGY SESSION: FIKA AND SWEDISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Saturday, Dec.21, 10 a.m. – noon

Celebrate the holidays with the Nordic Family Genealogy Center’s final genealogy session for 2013. This session is intended for Nordic Family Genealogy Center members only. You may email genealogy@samac.org or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer, if you have any questions or would like to join.

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Please note that this Holiday Program is intended for members only of the Nordic Family Genealogy Center.  You can certainly take the opportunity to become a member now allowing you to participate in this special Holiday program.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing  during December 2013 at the Swedish American Museum:

Genealogy Program And Other Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago December 2013

See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take at look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of December 2013.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

“One-On-One” Genealogy Consultations Being Offered By Casa Italia In Stone Park, IL; Italian Genealogy Research Help Being Offered As Well As Non-Italian Genealogy Research Help Being Offered

Hi Everyone,

Casa Italia LogoI just discovered that Casa Italia Genealogy Department in Stone Park, IL  is offering “One-on-One” genealogy research assistance on Mondays.

Please note in the information that follows that registration in advance  is required.

Sessions are limited to 45 minutes.

Quoting from the blog post:

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1 On 1 Genealogy Consultation

The Casa Italia Genealogy Department is again offering one on one genealogy assistance in our library on Mondays starting September 9. We are not only assisting with Italian research, but any ethnic background. Karen Baleno-Bogdan and Terri O’Connell are providing consultation on Mondays and specializes in Italian research.

To register for a 45 minute session please email to set an appointment ( Karen Bogdan at karenbaleno@comcast.net) or (Terri O’Connell at terri@findingourancestors.net) with your top two preferred dates and times, name, email, phone number and short description of what you are looking for (beginning help, genealogy problem, etc.)

© 2013, Casa Italia, Stone Park, IL

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The offer appears to be primarily geared to Italian researchers that can also take advantage of the resources available at the library at Casa Italia.  It is also nice that you can get this “One-On-One” help for non-Italian genealogy help that you are seeking.

Take advantage of the help being offered through the Casa Italia Genealogy Department.

Visit the main web site for Casa Italia at the following link to see what other information can be obtained from the site:

Casa Italia Website At WordPress

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity, especially if you are stuck on your Italian genealogy research.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library