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, February 11, 2014:
The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Barbara Peterson. Barbara will present a program titled “First Contact: Making Connections With Newly Discovered Relatives”.
Have you reached out to your newly discovered living “cousins” as a result of your genealogical research? It can be challenging because you don’t know how you will be viewed by these “family members”. All genealogy researchers that “reach out” will face this unknown connection effort. Will you be “rebuffed” and told to “leave us alone”? Maybe! Or, will you be embraced by the curiosity of these newly discovered “cousins”. Maybe!
Barbara Peterson is an avid and tenacious genealogy researcher who almost always is seated in our genealogy program each month listening to our monthly program just like you. She is one of you! She wants to share her “highs” and “lows” of trying to connect to newly discovered living cousins. She has discovered some methods on how to interact with them to increase the chances of making a good, solid, friendly connection that can propel the family research even further with new items of information that can be shared.
So listen up to Barb before you make that “cold” call or send that first e-mail to someone who probably does not know you from “Adam”. Hear the experiences from Barb and the tips she can offer to you before you make that next important “contact” you will embark on.
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.
Schaumburg Township District Library