Category Archives: Program Notices

July 2015 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Titled “The Meaning Of Home” On Saturday, July 25, 2015, From 10 AM To Noon

Hi Everyone!

I have been receiving some activities updates from the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL recently.  Some of the activities may be specifically related to genealogical events or programs.  Other events may have a historical context as it applies to Swedish history and ancestry.  Some events may be cultural.

I thought I would share with you a recent issue of the July 2015 Newsletter called the Cirkular that I received from the Swedish American Museum.

The museum itself is located at 5211 North Clark Street in Chicago, IL.  The phone number for the museum is 773-728-8111.

You can reach the general website for the Swedish American Museum at:

Swedish American Museum in Chicago, IL

There is a genealogy program scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2015 titled “The Meaning of Home” that will take place between 10 AM and Noon.

What does “home” mean to you – a place, a person, or a feeling? What did “home” mean to your ancestors? View the current Museum exhibit titled Chicago’s Families: Finding Home; then join a member discussion about how your ancestors/relatives and you view home. Did your relatives discuss their Swedish home? What did they miss? How did they make their American home Swedish? What makes your house a Swedish home?

Cost is free for Nordic Family Genealogy Center/Swedish American Genealogical Society members; non-members pay $10.

Reservations appreciated.  You can contact the Nordic Family Genealogy Center through the museum at genealogy@samac.org.

It actually looks like there is plenty to do if you are interested in discovering more about Swedish history, culture and ancestry.

Go to the following link and take a peek at all that you could be doing  during July 2015 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago July 2015

See what interests you.  Make a connection with the society if you are digging deep into your Swedish roots.  Take at look at all of the cultural doings going on at the Museum during the month of July 2015.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Will Present Genealogy Program On Sunday August 9, 2015 From 1PM To 3:30 PM; “Stepping Stones To Researching Your Family’s Jewish Roots”; Presented By Harriet Rudnit

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AHML LogoI received a program notice from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on an upcoming genealogy program they will offer on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.

The program is titled “Stepping Stones to Researching Your Family’s Jewish Roots”.  The presenter will be Harriet Rudnit.

Harriet Rudnit, member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will discuss Jewish research challenges, relevant documents, plus important online sources including Jewishgen.org, and Ancestry.com.

Registration is required through the library website at www.ahml.info.  Or you can call the library directly at 847-392-0100 for help to register.

Here is the text description of the program provided to me by Michael Mulholland, the Genealogy Librarian at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library:

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Hendrickson Room

8/9/2015 – 1:00pm – 3:30pm

“Stepping Stones to Researching Your Family’s Jewish Roots”

Presented by Harriet Rudnit

Harriet Rudnit, member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, will discuss Jewish research challenges, relevant documents, plus important online sources including Jewishgen.org, and Ancestry.com.

No Library Card Required

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Check out her upcoming program at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder Re-Post: McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society Will Be Holding All-Day Conference On Saturday, July 11, 2015 At McHenry County College In Crystal Lake, IL

Hi Everyone!

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society LogoI just wanted to re-post this reminder of the upcoming McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) Annual Conference that will take place on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.

You still have about 2 weeks to think about attending this wonderful annual conference.  Registration at this time for the conference will be $70 (lunch not included for registrations at this time).  “Walk-Ins” are welcome the day of the conference at the full $70 cost with no lunch included.  I am sure that the society members present at the conference can suggest some local restaurants for lunch for any registrants at this time as well as for “walk-ins” the day of the conference.

I also received a couple more “flyers” for this upcoming program that you can see here:

July 11, 2015 McHenry County Genealogical Society Detailed Flyer For Annual Conference

July 11, 2015 McHenry County Genealogical Society One Page Flyer For Annual Conference

The original posting of this event in this blog took place on January 27, 2015 and occurs after the separator line.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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Hi Everyone!

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society LogoI just received a notice from the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) that they will be offering an all-day genealogy conference on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL.

The conference is titled “MCIGS 2015 Summer Conference”.

There will be 4 separate sessions throughout the day three of which will provide a choice of 4 programs to pick from while one other sessions will provide a choice of 3 programs to choose from.

Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL and Thomas MacEntee (from Geneabloggers and High-Definition Genealogy) are two nationally known genealogy experts who will be providing presentations.  There will be 5 other speakers also presenting programs.

Vendors will also be present for you to check out all kinds of genealogical material to purchase to help you in your own research.

Pre-program registration is encouraged.  Discounts are given if you are an existing McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society member.  Discounts are also given if registration is done prior to April 1, 2015.

Here is the fee schedule:

  • MCIGS Members registering before April 1, 2015 – $40
  • Non-members registering before April 1, 2015 – $50
  • All registration between April 2, 2015 through June 15, 2015  – $60
  • Registration after June 15, 2015 and Walk-Ins – $70

Lunch will be included for all registered prior to June 15, 2015.  Lunch cannot be guaranteed for those registering after June 15, 2015 or for walk-ins.

Here is a link to the portion of the MCIGS website that contains all of the information you need for the conference, especially the individual programs being offered as well as the biographical information for the speakers and registration information.  You can reach the society information for this event at:

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society July 11, 2015 “MCIGS 2015 Summer Conference”

Please also pay a visit to the main website for the society to find out more about the society and the services they offer to members and non-members at:

McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society

Mark your calendars for this upcoming program.  I have already added it to the Google Calendar that is part of this blog.  It sure looks like there are great speakers offering a wide variety of programs that will help novice researchers through expert researchers.  Be sure you go to the conference link noted above for a full detailed listing of the programs available to choose from.

Time flies on our calendars!  The details are all here with this society for this annual conference.  They put on a great program with fantastic speakers plus they are not that far away in Crystal Lake.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Nordic Family Genealogy Center Of The Swedish American Museum Announces Upcoming Genealogy Programs For July 2015 To November 2015

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Swedish American Museum LogoThe Swedish American Museum has shared with me what are the balance of the upcoming Genealogy Programs that will be offered by the Nordic Family Genealogy Center for July 2015 to November 2015.

Programs will take place at the Swedish American Museum that is located at 5211 N. Clark St. in Chicago, IL.  A phone number of the museum to contact them at is 773-728-8111.  An email address to reach them at is museum@samac.org.

You can visit the website of the Swedish American Museum through which you can connect to the Nordic Family Genealogy Center at:

Swedish American Museum Of Chicago, IL

Here are the details of the programs coming up as provided to me from the Swedish American Museum.  List of upcoming programs and other pertinent information about the group appears after the separator line:

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The Nordic Family Genealogy Center: Upcoming Events

The Genealogy Center hosts genealogy sessions from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Saturday of each month excluding June and December. Check the website for any exceptions or updates.

July 25 “Current State of Swedish Organizations” presented by Janet Nelson

Aug. 22 “National Archives – Great Lakes Region” presented by Ellen Kondrot

Sept. 26 “Today’s Immigration in Sweden” presented by Kris Nicholson

Oct. 24 “Writing a Family History” presented by Dan Hubbard

Nov. 21 Discussing Our Own Family Histories

Cost is free for Genealogy Center members; non-member cost is $10. Reservations appreciated. You may email the Genealogy Center at genealogy@samac.org to RSVP or ask any questions you may have about sessions or call the Museum at 773.728.8111 and leave a message for the Genealogy Center volunteer, or visit SwedishAmericanMuseum.org/genealogy.

Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
(P) 773.728.8111 (F) 773.728.8870 (E) museum@samac.org
www.SwedishAmericanMuseum.org

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Normally I receive program notices for the next upcoming program.  I am glad the organization has provided these for the balance of 2015 for me to share with you.

This is an organization to connect with if you are doing Swedish family history.  They do offer a great deal of information and resources to the Swedish researcher.

Check them out!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow June 9, 2015

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, June 9, 2015 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, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. There is no formal presentation for this gathering. Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic. The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.

We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities. These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a “Share Your Family History Book/Report” table that will allow those that have created a Family History Book to share with others at the table how they created it.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own laptop or netbook or tablet to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.

Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial. Some groups that have not been identified may be added.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the 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 breakout groups will form 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

Re-Post Reminder: June 6, 2015 Upcoming Genealogy Program Offered By The Chicago Genealogical Society At The Newberry Library In Chicago, IL

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to create a re-post reminder for an upcoming genealogy program being offered by the Chicago Genealogical Society this Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Newberry Library at 1:30 PM.

The program is titled “CSI Meets Genealogy”.  The presenter for this program is Gerry Schmidt.

The initial posting follows after the separator line.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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Hi Everyone!

Chicago Genealogical Society LogoI just received a couple of notices from the Chicago Genealogical Society about 2 upcoming programs they will be offering at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL..

The programs are “free” and open to the public.

One program will be on May 2, 2015 and the other will be on June 6, 2015.

Each program starts at 1:30 PM.

Here are links to the PDF flyers they provided to for these programs.

May 2, 2015 Genealogy Program From The Chicago Genealogical Society

June 6, 2015 Genealogy Program From The Chicago Genealogical Society

All programs meet at the Newberry Library on the Saturdays noted from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.  The library is located at 60 W. Walton St in Chicago, IL.

You can visit the web site of the Chicago Genealogical Society at:

Chicago Genealogical Society

You can visit the Newberry Library web site at:

Newberry Library

See if the programs are of interest to you.  It might be a great experience to connect with the society and the Newberry Library.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening June 9, 2015 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, June 9, 2015:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. There is no formal presentation for this gathering. Instead, we will have our breakout group discussions so participants can work within a small group of people having specific interests in a common genealogical topic. The object is to share information and experience on this topic among those in the breakout group.

We are planning on having the same breakout groups we had in our previous breakout groups based on various nationalities. These will be Polish, Czech, German, Irish, British, Italian, Scandinavian, as well as Colonial American. There will also be a Beginners Group as well as a “Share Your Family History Book/Report” table that will allow those that have created a Family History Book to share with others at the table how they created it.

A laptop computer connected to our projector will also be available in the room to use by those in attendance. Participants are also encouraged to bring in their own lap top or net book to connect wirelessly to the library’s WiFi Network. This will allow the user to share information with other participants in areas of genealogical research.

Some of the above mentioned groups may be eliminated if there are not enough participants in any one group to make it beneficial. Some groups that have not been identified may be added.

The doors to the room will open at approximately 7 PM so participants can pick up the 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 breakout groups will form 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