Monthly Archives: February 2019

“NEW” Databases At American Ancestors; We Have This Product To Use In Our Library

Hi Everyone!

I was just browsing through the recent journal we receive as being a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

For those of you that are doing Colonial American research, being able to access the databases of the New England Historic Genealogical Society is a real bonus.

You can personally subscribe to the society to gain this access.  If you do not subscribe, you can access the databases of this society though our library being a member of the society.  The only caveat is that access MUST take place when you are in our library buildings using the product.  You cannot access the databases from home using your Schaumburg Township District Library card to gain access.

So come visit us at the library and use this wonderful product.  In the recent issue of “American Ancestors” we received, there is a page that highlights recent additions of new databases to the online series of databases known as “American Ancestors” that we have.

Here is a link to the page image from the recent journal describing the 9 new databases mentioned:

February 2019 “NEW” Databases Added to American Ancestors

Just visit our main library location or our branches and get yourself setup to access this wonderful Colonial American series of databases under the umbrella name of “American Ancestors”.

Perhaps one of the new ones may have a connection to your specific area of research.

Enjoy the new databases if you are researching Colonial American ancestors at our main library or branches.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Some Upcoming March-April 2019 Genealogy Programs From The Swedish American Genealogical Society At The Swedish American Museum

Hi Everyone!

I just recently received an update from the Swedish American Genealogical Society regarding some of their upcoming programs that will take place at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL.

Here is what I received after the separator line:

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

SEEKING A BETTER LIFE

Presented by Sue Nordstrom

10 a.m. to noon

Follow the ancestors of one of our own members as Sue Nordstrom discusses their life in Sjöarp, Västra Ryd Parish in Östergötland, Sweden and factors that led them to leave their homeland in search for a better life.  Hear about their new life in Swedona, Illinois.

There are strong indications that her family inspired Moberg’s early story of Karl Oscar and Kristina in his epic novels and later in movies and in the musical Kristina.

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Genealogy Road Trips

Presented by Julie Benson

10 a.m. to noon

There are several ways to explore your family history on a genealogy vacation.

Member Julie Benson, a travel aficionado, will share tips on how to get the most out of your trip – whether it be a local day trip to where your ancestors lived and worked or on a trip to your ancestor’s homeland.

 

Cost is the same as always:

Cost is free for Swedish American Genealogical Society members.

$10 fee for museum members; $15 fee for non-museum members.

Reservations are appreciated and can be made via email genealogy@samac.org or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.

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Here is a link to the Swedish American Museum website at:

Swedish American Museum

Here is a link to the Swedish American Genealogical Society that is part of the museum at:

Swedish American Genealogical Society

I hope to receive more longer term program information farther out into the future if possible to offer to you for better planning purposes.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

“New” Hours Announced For The Newberry Library In Chicago; Now Open Saturdays For A Full Day As Well As Open Wednesday Evening

Hi Everyone,

Becky Lowery from the Newberry Library in Chicago was our recent Genealogy Program presenter on February 12, 2019.

Becky made our audience aware that the Newberry Library has just instituted some new hours of operation that can benefit the researcher.

She did follow-up with me and did send me a nice flyer that identifies the hours of operation for the Newberry Library.  The researcher can now use this guideline to better plan aspects of their research if they were thinking of using the Newberry Library.

Here is the flyer that Becky provided to me with their “new” hours:

Newberry Library in Chicago “NEW” Hours

You can always contact the Newberry Library directly via their website at www.newberry.org should you have any questions about the Newberry Library.  You can also contact them via phone at 312-255-3506.

See what you think of the “new” hours for researching at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

February 2019 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for February 12, 2019 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the February 2019 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 February 2019 Handouts for your convenience:

February 2019 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, February 12, 2019 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

February 2019 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for February 12, 2019 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the February 2019 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 February 2019 Newsletter for your convenience:

February 2019 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, February 12, 2019 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 February 12, 2019

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, February 12, 2019:

Becky Lowery

The Newberry Library is one of Chicago’s genealogy research treasures.  This one-hour session surveys the Newberry’s genealogy collections, including city directories, military records, historical newspapers, electronic resources, passenger lists, maps, and special collections. 

Becky Lowery, Reference Librarian at the Newberry, demonstrates how to use the catalog and online finding aids in order to prepare for a visit to the library.

Doors will open at approximately 7 p.m. so you can pick-up handouts, review books and journals, and network with other participants. Tony Kierna will start the program at 7:30 p.m. with introductions of new participants and a brief review of handouts and genealogical matters.  We will end the session by 9:30 p.m.

For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening February 12, 2019 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, February 12, 2019:

Becky Lowery

The Newberry Library is one of Chicago’s genealogy research treasures.  This one-hour session surveys the Newberry’s genealogy collections, including city directories, military records, historical newspapers, electronic resources, passenger lists, maps, and special collections. 

Becky Lowery, Reference Librarian at the Newberry, demonstrates how to use the catalog and online finding aids in order to prepare for a visit to the library.

Doors will open at approximately 7 p.m. so you can pick-up handouts, review books and journals, and network with other participants. Tony Kierna will start the program at 7:30 p.m. with introductions of new participants and a brief review of handouts and genealogical matters.  We will end the session by 9:30 p.m.

For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library