Genealogy & Local History
It's All Relative
Stories of Family Heroes: 4,200 Mile Journey
Posted by susanmayer on 07/26/16
Our podcast series concludes today with the story of Ludmilla Strangul Schneider. Born in Tomsk, Russia in 1923, she traveled across the country while the winds of World War II were blowing. Ludmilla continued her migration into Germany. After getting married, she crossed the Atlantic to start a new life in Chicago. Her daughter, Lucy Sears, shares with us the story of her mother's perserverance.
Special thanks to Michael Weiss for composing the music; Sydney Jarol of Programs and Exhibits for editing; and of course Diane Pellettiere, Steve Szabados, Ron Andermann and Lucy Sears for sharing their family heroes.
Please share your thoughts about The Stories of Family Heroes podcast. Thanks for listening!
The Kathrine Shackley Room for Local History and Genealogy (located on the first floor) includes:
- Books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and access to several online databases
- An extensive microfilm collection
- Local church records
- Various Arlington High School yearbooks
- Information on the subdivisions, people, places and events of Arlington Heights
- Three microform readers with print capability.
- Two readers have the additional capability to email or save images to a flash drive.
- Readers can be used to read personal microfilm or microfiche.
(Arlington Heights Memorial Library cardholders Only)
- Local history databases
- Clio (available in the library): Digital genealogy books and county histories from several Midwest and Eastern states.