Events

An Introduction to the Polish Emigration Museum, Gdynia

Date  Sunday, May 17, 2020, 2-4 pm Central

Location – Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL  60440

Guest Speaker: 

Topic Summary: This presentation, from the Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland, focuses on the causes, means, history and emotional stories of millions of Poles who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, left Poland for a better life in the United States, Canada and other parts of the world. In addition to the informative presentation on what it took to emigrate, you have the opportunity to view many of the museum exhibits illustrating this period of Polish history.

With conditions increasingly being imposed as a result of the Coronavirus, it is highly likely that this presentation will be held simply as a webinar . . . to be viewed by all from the comfort of home. We will keep you posted.

NOTE: Attendance at the library is free and open to members and non-members. The presentation will also be offered as a free Webinar to members. To defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee. Webinar registration for members and non-members can be made by clicking here.

Your Next Step: Write Your Family History

Date  Sunday, February 16, 2-4p

Location – Eisenhower Public Library 4613 N. Oketo Ave. Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Guest Speaker: Steve Szabados

Topic Summary: Were your ancestors of royalty or members of the working class? Were they rich or barely surviving? Whoever they were, we need to preserve their memory. This presentation describes a process and format that makes easier the transformation of your research efforts to a written family history. Learn a straightforward method to saving your information and tips to help ancestors “come alive.”  If we do not preserve the memories and stories of our ancestors for future generations, who will?

NOTE: Attendance at the library is free and open to members and non-members. The presentation will also be offered as a free Webinar to members. To defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee. Webinar registration for members and non-members can be made by clicking here.

Why Blogging Works for Sharing Family History

Date  Sunday, November 17, 2-4p

Location – Schaumburg Township District Library 130 South Roselle Road Schaumburg, IL 60193

Guest Speaker: Craig Siulinski

Topic Summary: Have you considered starting your own genealogy blog to share the compelling stories of a family line or of a particular ancestor? This webinar will focus on the basics behind creating a blog using the free Google Blogger platform. Other topics include: 3 key reasons for becoming a genealogy blogger Key decisions to make before publishing your content Where to find blogs of interest. Is a blog right for you? What next to do to get started.

NOTE: Attendance at the library is free and open to members and non-members. So they have an idea of the attendance; those who will be coming to the library for the program are requested to register. This can be done online via the library’s calendar for the event: https://schaumburg.libnet.info/events?a=Adults&r=thismonth&days=62 or can call the library at 847-985-4000 and ask for program registration.

The presentation will also be offered as a free Webinar to members. To defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee.

Webinar registration for members and non-members can be made by clicking here.