Posts tagged with "Genealogy"
A Genealogist Goes to the Library
Posted by daccurso on 09/28/09
Date and time: Wednesday, October 7, 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room South There are many types of libraries that could help you with your family history research. Learn about the different types and the genealogical materials they hold. Two genealogy librarians will discuss how to “research” a library before you go and what to do once you get there. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Beginner's Help in Genealogy
Posted by daccurso on 05/28/09
Want to learn more about your roots? Don't know where to start? Come to the Library. Our Beginner's Help in Genealogy classes are presented on the second Thursday of each month by volunteers who specialize in genealogy. Sign up at the Reception Desk on the second level, 847-392-0100, or online. The next session is on June 11 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the Shackley Room on the Library's second level.
Celebrate Your Family! Celebrate Your History!
Posted by daccurso on 10/20/10
Date and time: Saturday, November 6, 1–4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Do you know your family history? How do you start? Where can you find information? What questions do you ask grandpa or grandma? Genealogy research is for the whole family - children, parents, and even grandparents. Members of the Illinois State Genealogical Society will join with library staff and volunteers to present a program of learning ativities. Fun for the whole family! For children 10 years and older with a parent or grandparent. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Discover your Swedish Roots Online
Posted by daccurso on 05/01/09
Friday, May 8, 10 a.m.–noon / Hendrickson Room Representatives from Genline Sweden will show you how to find your Swedish roots using Genline’s Swedish Church Records archive. They will also demonstrate Bygdeband, Genline’s new heritage online service which makes available detailed information about places including maps, pictures, documents and video files. Register online or at the Reception Desk on the second level, 847-392-0100. To visit the What's Up at the Library blog homepage, click here.
Finding Your Chicago Ancestors
Posted by daccurso on 11/04/09
Date and time: Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Grace DuMelle and Ginger Frere from the Newberry Library will present four programs on strategies for searching vital records generated in Chicago for every stage of life. 10:15-11:15 a.m. - The Early Years - Covers birth, baptismal and school records. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Adult Years - Covers marriage, divorce, property and occupational records. 1:30-2:30 p.m. - End of Life - Covers death, probate, cemetary and inquest records. 2:30-3:30 - Stump the Experts - Bring your Chicago genealogy stumpers.
Posted by lmulford on 03/14/13
Join us for these two informative genealogy programs on Saturday, March 23 in the Hendrickson Room.
Catholic Records in Chicago: 10 a.m.– noon
A lot of Chicago's Catholic records are available online. Genealogist Dan Niemiec will show you how to access and read those records.
Successful Italian Genealogy: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Genealogist Dan Niemiec can trace his Italian ancestral lines to the 1600s. He will explain how to start your research by using records from the Family History Library.
German Genealogy Fest
Posted by daccurso on 05/05/11
Need help finding your German ancestor? Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, a certified genealogist, will show you how to locate your ancestor's German town of origin, how to locate German records, and how to decipher old German handwriting. Register for the morning only.
In the afternoon, translators and genealogy volunteers will help you with your documents and answer research questions. Drop in for afternoon.
Date and time: Saturday, May 14, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room
New Computer and Internet Classes
Posted by daccurso on 08/11/10
A new series of free computer and Internet classes is starting. Check out the events calendar on our website for details about classes which run through May 2011. You can register online or at the Reception Desk on the second level, 847-392-0100. Call, look online or pick up a Click brochure for more details and prerequisite information for the computer classes. Classes in August and September: How to Write Book Reviews - August 30 Learn to Use Morningstar Online - September 4 Beginning Mouse Skills - September 11 Introduction to Microsoft Word - September 13 Internet 101: Foundations - September 14 Twitter Foundations - September 21 Introduction to Email - September 21, 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Internet 102: The Next Step - September 23 Finding People: Now and Then - September 27 Genealogy on the Internet - September 28 Introduction to Microsoft Excel - September 29 How to Download Audiobooks and eBooks - September 30
Preserving our Photographs and Documents
Posted by daccurso on 12/01/09
Date and time: Friday, December 11, 9:30 a.m.–noon Location: Hendrickson Room South Do you have old photographs that need repair? Eric Basir of Photo Graphix in Evanston will show how to scan photos and make repairs. Bring a photo or document to the program, and Mr. Basir might use it to show how to preserve it. In addition, Scott Gibrich of Connect Pros in Hoffman Estates will explain how you can convert those older media formats so you can preserve and enjoy them today. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.
Scottish Genealogy Research
Posted by daccurso on 05/04/10
Date and time: Saturday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Paul Milner will be presenting a day-long workshop consisting of four programs on researching Scottish genealogy.
- 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Scottish Immigration to North America
- 10:30 – 11 a.m. Break -- Enjoy some refreshments
- 11 a.m. – noon Finding Your Scottish Ancestors – The Big Five
- noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
- 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Maps & Tools for Finding the Right Place in Scotland
- 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
- 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Scottish Research Using the Web
- 3:45 – 4 p.m. Closing Comments