May 19, 2018 Genealogy Day At The Fountaindale Public Library In Bolingbrook; Free 3-Program Online “Streaming” Available; No Registration Needed To Participate In Online “Streaming” Access

Hi Everyone!

Fountaindale LogoDebra Dudek, genealogy librarian at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, has made me aware that they will be having a Genealogy Day this Saturday, May 19, 2018 that starts at 9:30 am and lasts until 4:30 pm CST.  They will be offering 3 genealogy programs that day.  The day’s programs as of this post today still shows 7 openings for those that would be interested in participating on site at the library.  The library is located at 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.  The phone number of the library is (630) 759-2102.  Give them a call for help to register yourself for the few remaining openings.

However, Debra has noted that all three programs are available for “live” streaming access online for anyone that is interested in attending “online”.

You do not have to register in advance for these “streaming” sessions.  There is no cost to you to view the streaming sessions.

The overall “theme” for the day’s programs is “In Sickness, In Health and In Handwriting”.

The three programs that will be taking place and their “start” and “end” times are:

  • Session 1 – 10:00 am to 11 am – “Dropsy, Quincy, or Consumption: Just Exactly What Did My Ancestor Have” presented by Kimberly Nagy
  • Session 2 – 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – “Death Demystified: Understanding Coroner and Undertaker Records” presented by Tina Beaird
  • Session 3 – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – “Your Predecessor’s Personality on Paper: Using Handwriting Analysis in Genealogical Research” presented by Gina Pommier

You can go directly to the webinar link on May 19, 2018 and just scroll down slightly to the May 19, 2018 webinar post at:

May 19, 2018 Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Day Free Online “Streaming” To 3 Genealogy Programs

Also, Debra has made me aware that even if you cannot participate in the free “streaming” of these programs you will have yet another opportunity to view this material after the fact on YouTube.  Just come to the Fountaindale Genealogy Blog a few days after the program and look for access to these YouTube program videos at:

Fountaindale Public Library Genealogy Blog

You will be able to then see the videos of the programs that you were not able to attend in person or participate in during the “live streaming”.

There is even more!

You can go to the Fountaindale Genealogy “streaming” link above now (scroll down slightly to the May 19, 2018 Genealogy Day post) and you will be able to access the multi-page PDF handouts for at least 2 of these programs RIGHT NOW!  So even if you cannot participate in person, or participate in live streaming or have no time to view the recorded videos after the event is over, you can still at least go now and capture the handouts for review at some convenient time for you in the future!

Sounds like you can’t lose!

Sounds very simple!

Participate in the “live” streaming on May 19, 2018.

Thank you Debra for sharing all of this and working your magic to make this event so accessible in so many different formats!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Fox Valley Genealogical Society (FVGS) Annual Conference Program To Be Held In Naperville, IL On September 29, 2018 (Saturday); “Venturing Through Miles And Bytes”; Jill Morelli, CG, Will Be Guest Speaker; PDF Link To Conference Brochure

Hi Everyone!

Please mark Saturday, September 29, 2018 on your calendars.  This is the date for the 2018 Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual Conference (25th Conference and State of Illinois Bicentennial).

The conference title is “Venturing Through Miles and Bytes”

The guest speaker for the day will be Jill Morelli, CG,.  She will present four 1 hour genealogical programs.  Topics in the program that will be presented are:

  • Road Trip: Exploring Midwest Repositories
  • FamilySearch: the Other 70%
  • Finding Our Women: 25+ Places To Find A Surname
  • I Got My Ancestry DNA Results: Now What?

Please visit the website of the Fox Valley Genealogical Society directly.  You can reach them at:

Fox Valley Genealogical Society of Naperville, Illinois

Here is a PDF document from the Fox Valley Genealogical Society website that contains all of the details of the program, including location, lunch information, pricing, registration form, plus some biographical information for the speaker as well as a small description of each of the programs.  You can access this PDF at:

2018 Fox Valley Genealogical Society Annual Conference Brochure

There is plenty of time to plan for this all day program.

Mark your calendar for this upcoming Fall 2018 program in Naperville, IL.  Take a look at all of the details in the above PDF brochure.

Support another local genealogical society that is in our area!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

May 19, 2018 (Saturday) Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) Program At The NIU Conference Center In Hoffman Estates; “Gone But Not Forgotten” Presented By Bob Allen

Hi Everyone!

CAGGNI logoJust wanted to let you know that the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) will be having their next program on Saturday, May 19, 2018 starting at 10:30 AM at the NIU Conference Center located in Hoffman Estates, IL at 5555 Trillium Blvd. (The group normally has their programs at our library but they were unable to get a presentation room for this program.)

The program is open to any and all interested in learning more about genealogy as well as learning more about this wonderful genealogy group and meeting its members in attendance.

The title of the program is “Gone But Not Forgotten”.  Speaker for the program is Bob Allen.

Program description is:

Over the years people have “touched” me and probably you. They have entertained, educated, inspired and influenced us in many ways. In their remembrance, we will share information about their lives, watch and listen to videos about them, explore their ancestors via various genealogical sources and sometimes surprise people to whom they are related and identify places on the internet to learn more about them.

Speaker information is:

Bob Allen received a B.A. in political science and an MBA from the University of Kansas. He then graduated from the University of Texas Law School in Austin. He held executive positions with Container Corporation of America and Baxter Healthcare. Bob lives in Barrington with his wife, Audrey. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He currently serves as treasurer of CAGGNI. Bob has been conducting genealogical research for 30+ years.

Find out more about the CAGGNI group and all that they do.  Visit them at their website at:

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

May 2018 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for May 8, 2018 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the May 2018 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 May 2018 Handouts for your convenience:

May 2018 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, May 8, 2018 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

May 2018 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for May 8, 2018 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the May 2018 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 May 2018 Newsletter for your convenience:

May 2018 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, May 8, 2018 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 May 8, 2018

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, May 8, 2018:

Thomas MacEntee

Come early to review genealogical materials. At 7:45 p.m. guest presenter Thomas MacEntee will discuss the best ways to connect with other family historians and share resources including research, documents and research strategies, all via live webinar.

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get, Thomas MacEntee. He was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started building his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.”

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

The DVD Of Our Recorded April 10, 2018 Genealogy Program Is Now Available To Check Out For Home Viewing; “Family History’s Navigational Tool: Genealogical Proof Standard (G.P.S.)” by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana

Hi Everyone,

Our Previously Recorded Genealogy Programs on DVD on Our 2nd floor 929.1072 Circulating Area

I just want to let you know that the DVD recording of our recently held April 10, 2018 Genealogy Program is now available to check out from our library and view at home.  Our recorded Genealogy Program DVDs can be checked out for a 21 day period similar to our book check-out.

The title of the program was “Family History’s Navigational Tool: Genealogical Proof Standard (G.P.S.)”.  The program was presented by Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana.  The run time of the DVD is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

You can find this DVD on the 2nd floor of our library on the tall circulating shelves.  The call number of the DVD is 929.1072 GENEALOGY FAMILY. (Please check our online catalog for this DVD to be sure it is not already checked out if you are interested in checking it out.)

This DVD as well as other previously recorded programs can be found on the shelves with the genealogical books we circulate.  Other Audio Visual material is generally found on the first floor of our library but we chose to incorporate these in the area of the circulating genealogy book collection for convenience.

While in this 929.1072 circulating section on the 2nd floor you can also browse for other Genealogy Programs we have recorded since 2012.  There are in fact about 41 previously genealogy program DVDs on the shelf when I was looking.

If you missed the program completely here is your chance to catch up by viewing it.  Even if you attended our April 10, 2018 program here is your chance for another “encore” viewing of the program to review items to help you that perhaps you did not catch while in the audience.

Consider searching our online catalog from our website for all of the Genealogy Programs we may have recorded over the years.  You can access the catalog from the home page of our website at Schaumburg Township District Library Homepage.  Search our catalog using the search term “genealogy program”.  You will get about 44 results (a couple are not our recorded program) where you will see the media format as “DVD”.  Use the “Sort” tool in the upper right hand corner of the results pages and select “newest” to put the results in the order of most recently added to our collection.  Browse through the list of DVDs we created to get a flavor of the variety of topics from speakers we have had since 2012 through today.

Enjoy this DVD.  Catch up with other programs you may have missed.  Revisit still other programs on a topic of interest to you that you may have missed.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library