Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening July 8, 2014 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, July 8, 2014:

Kristen McCallum PhotoThe Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Kristen Newton McCallum. Kristen will present a program titled “Getting the Most Out of Internet Archive”.

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.” To overcome the challenge of selection when collecting the internet, Internet Archive subscribes to the theory of bulk archiving in which it tries to archive as much of the public web as possible.

Kristen McCallum, a librarian at the Algonquin Public Library, began researching her family history after her grandfather passed away and since 2001 she has been gathering information about her family and helping others.

According to McCallum, a few reasons why researching family history has become more popular is that some people want to know where they came from, connect with family traditions, availability of records and seeking information about medical history.

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.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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