Upcoming Lake County Genealogical Society Annual Conference To Take Place On Saturday, November 12, 2016 In Lake Villa, IL; Juliana Szucs Is Featured Speaker; PDF Brochure Included In Post

Hi Everyone!

Lake County Genealogical Society LogoOne of my counterpart genealogy librarians made me aware of the upcoming Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society Annual Conference.  It is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Lake Villa Township West Campus in Lake Villa, IL.

The title for the society’s 24th Annual Genealogical Workshop is “Using Ancestry for Your Ancestry”.

The speaker for the 4 programs for the day will be Juliana Szucs.

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After visiting the Lake County Genealogical Society website, I see that at this time they do not have current online information regarding this upcoming 24th Annual Genealogical Workshop that will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

A link to the online brochure I have for this event follows down below.

You can visit the general website for the society at:

Lake County Genealogical Society (IL) Website

Registration and browsing of materials starts at 8 AM.

Programs run from 9 AM until 3:30 PM.

Guest speaker for the day is Juliana Szucs.

It looks like the costs for the program are:

  • $35.00 if you are a member of the society (program registration prior to November 4, 2016)
  • $40.00 if you are not a member of the society  (program registration prior to November 4, 2016)
  • $45.00  (program registration after November 1, 2016 or as a walk-in on the day of program)

“Walk-ins” on the day of the program are OK  but you are on your own for lunch.  Lunch is not guaranteed for “walk-ins”.  You would pay the highest fee on that day.

Please use the following link that will get you directly to the PDF file that has all of the information about the day including the registration material, program titles and times, speaker biographies and directions:

November 12, 2016 Lake County Genealogical Society 24th Annual Conference Program/Registration Brochure

I have been to their programs some time back and I always felt that they had top-notch speakers.  I would definitely recommend attending this annual event.

I know you will enjoy the day.

The society puts on a great annual conference with top-notch speakers and topics.  You will not be disappointed.  If you have not attended a local, all-day conference, this is a good one to attend.

You can always decide at the last-minute and be a “walk-in” to attend the conference (unfortunately, at the highest cost to you).  I have attended conferences as a “walk-in” and I usually find that it was well-worth the added cost to attend at the last-minute if pre-scheduling was a problem for you.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

The Book “The Stranger In My Genes” By Bill Griffeth Is In Our Circulating Collection And Available To Check Out; You Never Know What Your Genealogy DNA Testing May Uncover!

Hi Everyone!

stranger-in-my-genes-book-imageAt our most recent Genealogy Program on Tuesday evening October 11, 2016, I mentioned to the audience that we have added the book titled “The Stranger in My Genes” authored by Bill Griffeth.  Bill is one of the anchors on the CNBC cable channel business show “Closing Bell” that airs Monday through Friday at 3 PM Eastern time (2 PM Chicago time).  I mentioned that I was just in the process of reading it and that it would be available for routine checking out very soon.

That time is now.  It is now being processed back into the circulating collection and will soon be available for you to check out.

It is a very good book for any genealogical researcher that has submitted their DNA or is thinking about submitting their DNA for testing.

Bill Griffeth was just like each of us doing his genealogical research.  His brother suggested that he submit his DNA for testing to enhance further genealogical research once the DNA test results were in.  Sounded just like each of us would do until the test results turned Bill Griffeth’s world upside down!

I have finished the book and it is now being processed back onto our shelves.

The call number of the book is 921 GRIFFETH, B.

I highly recommend reading this book.

Check out our online catalog for availability.  Visit our library website at www.schaumburglibrary.org and look in the upper right corner of the home page for access to our library catalog.  Pick it off the shelf area of New Nonfiction books on the 2nd floor of our library where it will reside.  Or even place a hold on it for yourself.  This could be one of those books that will be very popular among genealogists leading to the need to place it on hold for yourself for reading when it becomes available.

So glad I read it.  It is a fast read.  You won’t need 3 weeks to finish it.  It just confirms that you need to have your DNA tested for genealogy with an understanding that you could get life-changing results!

Enjoy the book.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

October 2016 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Program Handouts Uploaded As A PDF for October 11, 2016 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the October  2016 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 October 2016 Handouts for your convenience:

October 2016 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, October 11, 2016 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

October 2016 Schaumburg Township District Library Genealogy Newsletter Uploaded As A PDF for October 11, 2016 Genealogy Program

Hi Everyone!

I have added the October  2016 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 October 2016 Newsletter for your convenience:

October 2016 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, October 11, 2016 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 October 11, 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, October 11, 2016:

Steve Szabados

Steve Szabados

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Szabados. Steve will present a program titled “Find Your Roots in Naturalization Records”.

Find your immigrant ancestors naturalization papers and see the beginning of your roots in America. This program starts with the history of the naturalization process and a review of the requirements. Steve discusses where your ancestors were naturalized which is the key to finding their documents. Traditional and online sources are discussed.

Steve Szabados is a retired project manager. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and a MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Steve has been researching his ancestors for about fourteen years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. His goal is to share his passion for Family History.

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

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) Offers A Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group (SIG); Group Is Meeting At The Hyatt Place Schaumburg On Saturday October 15, 2016 From 12:45 PM To 2:30 PM

Hi Everyone!

CAGGNI logoAncestry.com announced in December 2015 that it will be “retiring” their lineage software program Family Tree Maker.  If you are a user of the product you may be uncertain how that decision does or does not affect you as a user of Family Tree Maker.

Perhaps the Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI) can be of immense assistance to you.  The CAGGNI group has had a Family Tree Maker SIG for quite some time.  Perhaps you did not take advantage of this resource in the past.  Perhaps now would be the time if you are in a state of confusion on all things related to Family Tree Maker lineage software.

The Family Tree Maker SIG of CAGGNI is having their next meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Hyatt Place Schaumburg located at 1851 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg,IL.  They will be meeting between 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM.

You can see details of this event in the CAGGNI Calendar of Events at:

October 15, 2016 Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group of CAGGNI Meeting at the Hyatt Place Schaumburg

The CAGGNI group will be having their regularly scheduled program also on this date at the same location.  Their regular program will start at 10:30 AM and is titled “Try It: Illinois”.  The speaker will be Debra Dudek.

You can make it a long day if you wanted to attend both the SIG and the regular CAGGNI program.

All guests are welcome to attend either program.  You do not have to be a member of CAGGNI in order to attend.  I am sure if you attended and were not a member you may very well think of becoming a member of this wonderful genealogical organization.

You can also check out the CAGGNI group website itself at:

Computer Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois (CAGGNI)

Let the Family Tree Maker Special Interest Group of CAGGNI make some sense of the “retirement” of Family Tree Maker for you as a current user of the product.  With Ancestry announcing it will no longer sell FTM after Dec. 31, 2015, and end support on Jan. 1, 2017, the group will be exploring what comes next, including the ongoing development of FTM by Software MacKiev and a future connection between RootsMagic software and Ancestry.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our Next Genealogy Program Is Coming Up On Tuesday Evening October 11, 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, October 11, 2016:

Steve Szabados

Steve Szabados

The Genealogy program will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the 2nd floor Classroom. The guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Szabados. Steve will present a program titled “Find Your Roots in Naturalization Records”.

Find your immigrant ancestors naturalization papers and see the beginning of your roots in America. This program starts with the history of the naturalization process and a review of the requirements. Steve discusses where your ancestors were naturalized which is the key to finding their documents. Traditional and online sources are discussed.

Steve Szabados is a retired project manager. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and a MBA from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Steve has been researching his ancestors for about fourteen years and has traced ancestors back to 1600s New England and 1730’s in Poland, Germany, Bohemia and Slovenia. He has given numerous presentations to genealogical groups and libraries in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. His goal is to share his passion for Family History.

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