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, August 13, 2019:
The title of our program is “When Was It Taken?: Dating Genealogy Photos”. Our guest speaker is Julia Johnas.
Old family photos can be a great source of clues to help your genealogy research. But you have to be able to unlock the mysteries that lie in the photo. Learn how to unlock those mysteries in this program. Our guest speaker will provide the “key” for you to extract valuable information from the photo to help you move your genealogy research forward.
Program attendees are encouraged to bring photographs to the program for which they are attempting to determine a time frame when the photo was taken.
Julia Johnas is a local historian and author of “Highland Park: Settlement to the 1920s”. She has a Master of Arts in Library Science and holds certificates in archival studies and photographic collection preservation. She served for more than 20 years as the research liaison to the Highland Park Historic Preservation Commission and continues to provide research assistance on local and architectural history and genealogy for authors and historians. Her interest in the study of historical evidence in portrait photography began in 2011.
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 program by 9:30 pm.
For further information contact Tony Kierna at 847-923-3390.
Schaumburg Township District Library