Scheduling Updates Due to the COVID-19 Situation
The Summer Speaker Series, “Hidden Gems at the Missouri State Archives,” featuring Missouri State Archivist, John Dougan, and Kelsey Berryhill and Christina Miller, was recorded and the digital recordings will remain online until the end of September. Registration for viewing the recorded webinars remains open. You can learn more and/or register on the Speaker Series page on this website.
All ten lectures for the Family History Conference, “Proof Positive . . . Evidence in Court Records,” featuring Judy Russell and Cathy Amen, John Dougan, Bill Eddleman, Dennis Northcott, and Carol Whitton, CG, are now online.The recordings will expire on 17 July 2020.
Because the St. Louis County Library meeting rooms remain closed for the foreseeable future, we have made the decision to hold our monthly meetings via Zoom for the remainder of the summer, if not longer. You may “attend” the meetings as they are live streamed or watch the recordings that will be posted afterwards. Meetings are free, but, because there is a limit of 100 viewers for the live streaming, pre-registration is required. Instructions will be posted for registration approximately two weeks before each scheduled meeting.
|Saturday, 13 June, 10 a.m. (Central)||“Securing Your Legacy; Leave an Everlasting Memory for Your Family
Digital Recording and handout now available here.
|Saturday, 11 July, 10 a.m. (Central)||“Finding Family Treasure on the Resale Market”||Laura Mackinson|
|Date/time TBA, August||“A Trifecta of Disparate Sources: County Histories, City Directories,
and Sanborn Fire Maps
|Date/time TBA, September||“Exploring 1875 St. Louis” (NOTE: This meeting will NOT be recorded.)||Andrew Wanko|
|Date/time TBA, October||“Ethnic St. Louis”||Elizabeth Terry|
Special Interest Group information:
Next meeting: Wednesday, 16 September at 7:00 p.m. (Central), “It’s All ‘Dutch’ to Me: A Crash-Course in the Sounds of German” featuring J. D. Smith, PhD
This will be live streamed and recorded. Please note: Only 100 people can view the live lecture but everyone will be able to view the recordings for ninety days afterwards. Members of the G-SIG mailing list will receive an invitation to attend the live lecture on Monday, 15 June. If you are not on the mailing list and wish to view the live streaming, contact Carol Whitton prior to that date at
The meeting scheduled for 21 July has been cancelled. The SIG leaders will be contacting members and sharing handouts with research tips. If you are not on the Irish SIG mailing list and would like to be added, contact Kay Weber and Carol Hemmersmeier at
The meeting scheduled for 26 August has been cancelled. The topic will be added to the 2021 schedule and will be presented next year. If you are not on the Jewish SIG mailing list and would like to be added, contact Phyllis Faintich at
For the remainder of this year, unless it is safe to resume meetings, all classes will be presented as webinars. Exact dates for all classes are not yet determined, but we expect to offer the following:
Pre-registration will be required for all live streamed classes. Instructions will be posted when dates are announced.
Office Hours: The StLGS office is closed until further notice for the health and safety of our volunteers.
|18 July, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.||“St. Louis Resources for Genealogy Online”
More information now available here.
|August||“Using the Family History Library”||Bob Goode|
|September||“Foundations of Genealogy, Part I”||Ilene Murray|
|October||“Foundations of Genealogy, Part II”||Ilene Murray|
|November||“Legacy Family Tree”||Cathy Amen|