Update On “Calendar Of Local Genealogy Events” As Part Of This Blog

Hi Everyone!

Google LogoHopefully, many of you are utilizing the recently added Google Calendar I incorporated into the blog that you can access from the top of the homepage identified as “Calendar of Local Genealogy Events”.

Here is also a direct link to the “Calendar of Local Genealogy Events At Tony’s Genealogy Blog”.

You may remember that I activated the calendar in February 2014 with an initial amount of upcoming programs from a small group of libraries, genealogical societies and genealogy groups.  I wanted to see how the “experiment” was going.

So far, I guess I would be calling it a “smashing” success!

So much of a success that I have been busy adding more and more genealogy societies, genealogy groups and library genealogy programs to the calendar.

Here is my initial list of genealogy program providers that I started with:

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Casa Italia Chicago Genealogy
  • Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)
  • Elgin Genealogical Society
  • Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, IL.
  • Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG)
  • Schaumburg Township District Library

We started with 7.

Now I have 17 organizations for whom I include upcoming genealogy programs in my calendar on this blog.  I guess word of mouth really spreads fast!  I was receiving many additional requests to include genealogy programs for other libraries and other groups and societies.

Here is my current list of participants for whom I am sharing information on genealogy programs:

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library
  • Casa Italia
  • Chicago Genealogical Society
  • Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)
  • Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois (CSAGSI)
  • DuPage County Genealogical Society (DCGS)
  • Elgin Genealogical Society (EGS)
  • Fountaindale Public Library
  • Fox Valley Genealogical Society(FVGS)
  • Indian Trails Public Library District
  • Kane County Genealogical Society
  • McHenry County Genealogical Society
  • Mount Prospect Public Library
  • North Suburban Genealogical Society
  • Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists (NWSCG)
  • Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA)
  • Schaumburg Township District Library

This is who is included today.  Tomorrow, maybe even more??

All of the entries above include website links and even phone numbers when applicable.  All you have to do is click on the “more details” at the bottom of the event once you have opened it up.  You can also always look at the “Map” function to know where you can connect to the group if you are not familiar with the location.

I am glad that I have heard so many good comments about what the calendar offers to genealogists over and above our own monthly genealogy program.  A researcher can connect to many groups and participate in genealogy programs just about every day of the week to advance their skills!

Thank you for your interest in the calendar.  There are even more entries to look through now than there was just about 6 weeks ago.

Enjoy the calendar as it continues to grow and grow!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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