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Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held in the auditorium and co-sponsored by St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63131.


Sat., 11 January 10:00 a.m.  Ask Louie
Panel Discussion
Do you have a burning question and have not asked for help? Our panel of genealogists will field questions and try to help break down your brick wall. Somebody else probably has the same question. If you have an unusual question, email it ahead to Additional questions from the audience will be addressed at the meeting.
Sat., 8 February 10:00 a.m. Preserving Family Documents and Photos Ilene Murray
Where and how are you storing your family’s unique paper treasures? How do you preserve those deteriorating family documents and photos? Learn more about proper preservation of paper heirlooms so you can protect your precious family inheritance.
Sat., 7 March
7:00 p.m.
Trivia Night
Maplewood-Richmond Heights Community Center; pre-registration encouraged on the Trivia Night page.
Sat., 14 March 10:00 a.m. More Than Checkmarks: Finding Female Ancestors Jake Eubanks
Prior to 1850, only heads of households were recorded by name on census records; females appeared as checkmarks. Uncovering female ancestors means working harder and thinking more creatively about what constitutes evidence. Learn research strategies to resolve the question, “Who was she?”
Sat., 4 April 8:00 a.m. 48th Annual Family History Conference
Proof Positive . . . Evidence in Court Records
Featuring Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Orlando Gardens, Maryland Heights; pre-registration encouraged on the Family History Conference page.
Sat., 9 May 10:00 a.m. Soldiers Memorial Military Museum: An Overview Mike Venso
Military and Firearms Curator, Mike Venso, will provide a brief history of Soldiers Memorial and an overview of its recent renovation and improvements that help illuminate the rich heritage of military service and history in St. Louis.
Sat., 13 June 10:00 a.m. St. Louis State Hospital: A 150-Year Journey Toward Hope Amanda Hunyar
Join librarian, archivist, and author, Amanda Hunyar, for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the iconic Arsenal Street dome. She will discuss the evolution of the facility, its ties to St. Louis, and its role in the development of mental health care.
Sat., 27 June 8:00 a.m. Summer Speaker Series
Missouri Genealogy Gems
Featuring John Dougan, Christina Miller, and Kelsey Berryhill
Maryland Heights Community Center; watch for more information. Pre-registration encouraged
Sat., 11 July 10:00 a.m. Finding Family Treasures on the Resale Market Laura Mackinson
Antique malls, flea markets, estate sales, and online auction sites can be surprising resources for family history research. Learn how to search and what you can find to help you learn more about your ancestors.
Sat., 8 August 10:00 a.m. A Trifecta of Disparate Sources: County Histories, City Directories, and Sanborn Fire Maps Bob Goode
County histories are rich in details about where your ancestors lived. City directories are a great source to use as census substitutes. Sanborn Fire Maps, from 1867–c. 1970, are potentially a wealth of information on your city-dwelling ancestors. Come find out how you can make the most of these three resources.
Mon., 10–Thurs., 13 Aug. 2020 Technology Institute
Watch for more information. Pre-registration is required.
Sat., 12 September 10:00 a.m. Exploring 1875 St. Louis Adam Wanko
Compton and Dry’s Pictorial St. Louis is one of the most important maps in American history. Explore the sensations and experiences of life in St. Louis more than 140 years ago. From the city’s busy center to its outskirts, past sparkling mansions and congested tenements, surprised wait at every turn!
Sat., 10 October 10:00 a.m. Ethnic St. Louis Elizabeth Terry
As St. Louis celebrates the 250th year since its founding, Elizabeth Terry’s book, Ethnic St. Louis, highlights the many communities that make the city vibrant and multi-ethnic. Ms. Terry will talk about long-established groups of French, German, Irish, and African American immigrants as well as more recent arrivals of Vietnamese and Bosnians.
Sun., 18–Sun., 25 October Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City
Watch for more information; pre-registration is required.
Sat., 14 November 10:00 a.m. Does That Even Make Sense? Dan Lilienkamp
Are online family trees a genealogist’s friend or foe? Learn about tools for evaluating whether the information in online trees should be accepted into your own research.

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