Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow November 11, 2014

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, November 11, 2014 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, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Marsha Peterson-Maass. Marsha will present a program titled “Swab Your Cheek – How To Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results”.

“Swab Your Cheek: How to Make the Most of DNA Kinship Results” will help you make sense of today’s three commercially available DNA tests (mtDNA, Y-DNA and Autosomal-DNA), which ancestral lines of descent each test applies to, and what your current options are for networking to find DNA kinship matches (including the accredited method for preparing your Pedigree Charts to share on those networking databases). We’ll even take a look at real life DNA results and the kinship networking opportunities they have revealed.

Topics are covered from the Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Medical Family Tree Workbook and Fundamentals of Genealogy(R): Basics for Everyone . . . textbooks are distributed before the lecture so participants can peruse them during the lecture and can optionally purchase to take home for $20/each (this price is a 20% discount).

Marsha Peterson-Maass got her first formal training in genealogy at the Newberry Library-Chicago, in the beginner’s class that she now teaches called “Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone” (with accompanying textbook she wrote). This is a 13-hour class that Newberry offers for three consecutive Saturdays every March, as part of Newberry Adult Education Seminars. Today, along with teaching and lecturing on a wide range of genealogy topics, Marsha has a thriving forensic genealogy practice.

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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