Category Archives: Program Notices

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow March 8, 2016

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, March 8, 2016:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 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

March 2016 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Titled “Let’s Visit Sweden” On Saturday, March 19, 2016, 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 March 2016 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, March 19, 2016 titled “Let’s Visit Sweden” that will take place between 10 AM and Noon.

Here is a small program summary from the newsletter for the event:

“Listen to Swedish American Genealogical Society members give their best tips for visiting Sweden and get inspired to take your own journey.; non-members pay $10. Reservations appreciated and can be made via email or by calling the Museum at 773.728.8111.”

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 March 2016 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago March 2016

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 March 2016.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening March 8, 2016 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, March 8, 2016:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 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

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Is Offering “Beginners Help In Genealogy” Sign-Ups Throughout 2016; 2nd Thursday Of The Month Between 7-9 PM; Program Flyer In This Post

Hi Everyone!

AHML LogoI just received a program flyer from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library that notes the library will be offering “Beginners Help in Genealogy” sign-up programs throughout 2016.

Beginner’s help in genealogy will be offered on the 2nd Thursday evening from March through November 2016 between 7 and 9 PM from volunteers at the library that specialize in genealogy.

Programs are offered to the general public.  You do not need a library card that was issued by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in order to participate in these “help” sessions.

Registration is required in order to participate.  You can register through the general website of the library at www.ahml.info.  Or you can always call them at 847-392-0100 to express your interest to register or to seek help in registering yourself online.

Here is the “flyer” I received from the library with all the pertinent information on the sessions, library location, dates, library rooms etc.  (The first program offered in 2016 in March will actually occur on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  This is correct.  All of the other programs for the balance of 2016 will be on the 2nd Thursday evening.)

Arlington Heights Memorial Library “Genealogy Beginners 2016 Help Sessions”

For those of you new to genealogy, this is a great opportunity to seek assistance and learn the process of genealogy to help you in your further research.  It is also great that this opportunity for beginning genealogists is open to the public.

Check out the flyer.  If you are a beginner at genealogy, see if the day/dates fit your schedule to get some great assistance as you begin your research.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) Next Program Scheduled For Saturday Morning, March 5, 2016 At 10:00 AM; “Researching At The Wisconsin Historical Society Library And Archives” Presented By George Findlen

Hi Everyone,

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society logo.newjpg (New 2014-25)-150I just received a program notice from the Northwest Suburban  Genealogy Society (formerly known as the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists) indicating that their next genealogy program is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

The society will be meeting on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road in Arlington Heights, IL.

There is no prior registration needed.  There is no fee to attend.

The society offers an early informal gathering at 9:00 AM that would allow you to exchange information and ask questions with others present at the time before the formal program starts.

Please be sure to view the link below that will get you to the program description material supplied to me by the society. 

Feature Presentation Clip ArtThe speaker for the morning program will be George Findlen.    The speaker will present a program titled “Researching at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives.

Please take a look at the full PDF announcement of the program by going to:

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society (NWSGS) March 5, 2016 Program Notice

You will find more details about the program location, the program contents and some information about George Findlen, the speaker for the morning from the above link to the program information.

You can always visit the website of the Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society to see what they are all about at:

Northwest Suburban Genealogy Society

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

January To June 2016 Upcoming Genealogy Programs At The Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Hi Everyone!

AHML LogoI have just received a listing of the upcoming January to June 2016 Genealogy Programs that will take place at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) located at 500 N. Dunton Ave. in Arlington Heights, IL.  Phone number for the library is 847-392-0100.

Please note two important items:

  • The programs will require you to register with your intent to attend.  You can do so directly from within the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Calendar of Events at http://www.ahml.info/attend/events or you can call them directly at 847-392-0100 and ask them to register you or ask them for assistance to register yourself online.
  • Some of the programs are noted as being ONLY for those that have had their library card issued to them from the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (4 of the 11 programs on the list).

Here is the link to a PDF document that identifies these upcoming genealogy programs at the AHML:

January to June 2016 Genealogy Programs at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

There is a varied amount of genealogy programs from writing your family history to finding your ancestors online to researching a cemetery.  The link above will provide you with the details for each program, including the date, day, time and location within the library where the program will occur.  More importantly, you will also see if it is open to the public or open only to those that have had their library card issued to them by AHML.

I see a total of 11 upcoming programs.  Four of the programs require that a card was issued to you by the AHML.  The other seven programs are open to the general public.

I do not think I have ever seen such a vast amount of genealogy programs being offered by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library overs such a short period of time!  Yippee!

I have also entered these programs into the Google Calendar I have as part of this blog.  You can access this calendar on my home page at the top as a link noted as “Calendar of Local Genealogy Events”  You can reach it directly via the following link:

Tony’s Genealogy Blog at the Schaumburg Township District Library – Calendar of Local Genealogy Events

Lots for you to do to add to your genealogy skill set as a researcher.

Check out all of the above links.  Mark your calendars!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

 

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Will Be Having Their February 21, 2016 Meeting/Program at 2 PM At The Fountaindale Public Library In Bolingbrook, IL.; The Program Title Is “The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments Into The Genealogical Narrative” Presented By Jeanne Larzalere Bloom; Program Will Also Be Presented As A “Live” Webinar” For Those Unable To Attend In Person

Hi Everyone!

PGSA Logo Clip ArtI received the following publicity statement from the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) about their upcoming meeting that will take place at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL on Sunday, February 21, 2016 starting at 2 PM.

The PGSA is inviting anyone interested in Polish genealogy to attend the program and meet other members of the society in attendance.

The formal presentation is titled “The Family Tapestry: Integrating Proof Arguments into the Genealogical Narrative”.  The presenter is Jeanne Larzalere Bloom.

If you plan to attend the program in person, please note that you will need to register that intent with the Fountaindale Public Library either by registering through their website at Fountaindale Public Library Program Registration or by calling them at 630-759-2102 and have someone from the library assist you with the registration process.

The program is also being presented as a “live” webinar for those that cannot attend in person.  The PDF flyer noted below provides information on how to register for the webinar if you would like to participate in that manner.

As family researchers we often encounter problems. There can be conflicting information about identity, dates, and places. We encounter situations where no one document plainly states a parent-child relationship. We need to use multiple documents that, after thoughtful analysis, lead us to a conclusion. After a reasonably exhaustive research for records and information, we must assemble the evidence into a proof argument. Using a case study, this presentation demonstrates how to successfully weave a proof argument into a family tapestry.

Jeanne Larzalere Bloom is a certified genealogist and full-time
researcher specializing in Chicago and Cook County research, forensic genealogy, problem solving, and multi-generational family histories. Her clients are international.

On behalf of the Department of the Army, Ms. Bloom also searches for and identifies family members of unaccounted for servicemen from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

There is ample parking and light refreshments will be served.

The society has recently been having its quarterly programs at a variety of locations in Chicago and suburbs over the recent years rather than just at its main location in the city of Chicago, IL.

Here is a PDF flyer I received from the society that describes the program for the gathering:

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Flyer For February 21, 2016 Program

You can also visit the society’s website and discover who they are and what resources are offered to those interested in Polish genealogical research.  You can visit the website at:

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Website

Consider attending this program and learn about the PGSA and its membership as well as the topic being presented for this event.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library