Category Archives: Program Notices

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening December 8, 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, December 8, 2015:

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 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

Chicago Genealogical Society Will Present 2016 Genealogy Seminar At Arlington Heights Memorial Library On Saturday, April 2, 2016, From 9:30 AM To 4 PM; Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M., Is The Featured Speaker

Hi Everyone!

Chicago Genealogical Society LogoI saw a notice from the Chicago Genealogical Society about an upcoming all-day genealogical seminar they will be having.  The society will present their 2016 Spring Genealogy Seminar on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 9:30 AM to 4 PM.  The library is located at 500 N. Dunton Ave. in Arlington Heights, IL.

The key speaker for the all-day program is Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M..

Michael will present 4 programs through the day.  The program titles are:

  • “More Than the Census: Our Families Did Exist Within Those Ten-Year Intervals!”
  • “Incorporating Social History Into Your Research”
  • “Methods for Identifying the German Origins of American Immigrants”
  • “Medical Genealogy: A Primer of Diseases That Killed Our Ancestors and the Epidemics They Lived Through”

Here is a link to the complete 1 Page PDF flyer I created from the CGS program flyer.  In it, you will find all of the details for this all-day event at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, including the programs Michael will be presenting and the registration form with the different fees that will apply.  Different fees are based on whether you are a member of the society or not, your post-marked registration date and whether you want to purchase the lunch that will be offered.

2016 Chicago Genealogical Society Spring Genealogy Seminar with Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M.

I have also entered this program event into the “Calendar of Local Genealogy Events” page of this block at the top of the homepage.

Here is a link to get you to the Chicago Genealogical Society to check out what they are all about and what resources they have available to you to help you in your Chicago ancestral quest.  You can reach them:

Chicago Genealogical Society Website

Once again you have the opportunity to hear a top-notch genealogical speaker in our area.

Mark the date down.  Review the PDF flyer containing the program  information and the registration information.  Connect with the Chicago Genealogical Society.

This looks to be a great program on aspects of genealogy that we really may not be as aware of as we should be.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Reminder: Our Next Genealogy Program at STDL Is Tomorrow November 10, 2015

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, November 10, 2015:

Jennifer Holik

Jennifer Holik

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jennifer Holik. Jennifer will present a program titled “Stories of the Lost: Researching World War II Military Records”.

A continuation of “Finishing the Story,” we will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who died in service. We will also discuss those who took care of our Soldier Dead, the Graves Registration Service men. Learn about their job and the reasons it took so long to have our soldiers repatriated and what happened to the personal effects during the course of recovery and repatriation.

Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional and the owner of Generations and co-founder of The In-Depth Genealogist. Jennifer has over twenty years of research and writing experience. She has authored articles for local and national genealogical publications; authored and published a set of kids’ genealogy curriculum books in 2012; is an Expert Author for Archives.com; and writes for several blogs.

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

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening November 10, 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, November 10, 2015:

Jennifer Holik

Jennifer Holik

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Jennifer Holik. Jennifer will present a program titled “Stories of the Lost: Researching World War II Military Records”.

A continuation of “Finishing the Story,” we will explore the records available to tell the stories of those who died in service. We will also discuss those who took care of our Soldier Dead, the Graves Registration Service men. Learn about their job and the reasons it took so long to have our soldiers repatriated and what happened to the personal effects during the course of recovery and repatriation.

Jennifer Holik is a genealogical research professional and the owner of Generations and co-founder of The In-Depth Genealogist. Jennifer has over twenty years of research and writing experience. She has authored articles for local and national genealogical publications; authored and published a set of kids’ genealogy curriculum books in 2012; is an Expert Author for Archives.com; and writes for several blogs.

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

November 2015 Newsletter Titled “Cirkular” From The Swedish American Museum; Genealogy Program Titled “Writing Your Family History” On Saturday, November 21, 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 November 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, November 21, 2015 titled “Writing Your Family History” that will take place between 10 AM and Noon.

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

Join us for this session with Dr. Dan Hubbard who will instruct guests on how
to go about writing your family history.

Cost is free for Genealogy Center members; non-member cost is $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 November 2015 at the Swedish American Museum:

Events At The Swedish American Museum In Chicago November 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 November 2015.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) Will Be Having Their November 15, 2015 Meeting/Program at 2 PM At The Arlington Heights Memorial Library; The Program Title Is “Poland In World War II” Presented By James Pula; 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 Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL on Sunday, November 15, 2015 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 “Poland in World War II”.  The presenter is James Pula.

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.

Poland was the first nation to fight against German aggression in World War II and contributed the fourth largest contingent of Allied armed forces behind only the United States, United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union. It also contributed the largest, and arguably most effective, underground resistance movement during the European conflict.

This presentation will discuss Polish contributions to the Battle of France, the Allied campaigns in Narvik (Norway) and North Africa, in Italy, France, the Netherlands, and on the Eastern Front. Learn about the role of the Polish air force and the often overlooked participation of the small but effective Polish navy.

Learn about the Polish contributions to solving the German enigma coding machine that was essential to the Allied victory, the Home Army’s significant contribution to solving the problem of attacking the German flying bombs, and other intelligence and sabotage operations.

Guest speaker, James Pula, is a Professor of History at Purdue University. He has authored more than a dozen books and is the editor of the Polish American Encyclopedia and the academic journal Polish American Studies.

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 November 15, 2015 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

The Swedish American Museum Will Be Offering A Genealogy Program On Saturday, October 24, 2015 From 10:00 AM To 12 Noon; “Writing A Family History” Presented By Dr. Daniel Hubbard

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 genealogy program update 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

The Swedish American Museum will be offering a Genealogy Program  on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 Noon.  The program title is “Writing A Family History”.  It will be presented by Dr. Daniel Hubbard.

Here is the text from the museum’s website that describes the program:

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Genealogy Program: 

Writing A Family History

Saturday, October 24, 2015; 10 AM to 12 Noon

Join us for this session with Dr. Dan Hubbard, a professional genealogist, who will instruct guests on how to go about writing your family history. Dan will discuss not just the “how-to” but also the “why-do.” What’s the best way to improve your research? Want your relatives and descendants to understand your research?

Be encouraged to write your ancestors’ stories and see how far it takes you!

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

Note: The Nordic Family Genealogy Center is changing its name to the Swedish American Genealogical Society.

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Sounds like a topic of research that is important for all of us to consider.  Take your research data and convert it into that family history story you can share with the world.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library