Special Events:

The Fall Speaker Series, “Often Overlooked St. Louis Resources,” featuring author and StLGS treasurer, Viki Fagyal; curator of the John W. Barriger National Railroad Library, Nicholas Fry; manager of the History & Genealogy Department at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, Scott Holl, and staff and volunteers at Bellefontaine Cemetery, Becky DiFilippo, Dan Fuller, Dorris Keeven-Franke, and Michele Thomas, is now open for registration. Check out the Fall Speaker Series page on this website.

Monthly Meetings:

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.

Date Topic Speaker
Saturday, 13 June, 10 a.m. “Securing Your Legacy; Leave an Everlasting Memory for Your Family

Digital recording and handout now available here.

Bob Goode
Saturday, 11 July, 10 a.m. “Finding Family Treasure on the Resale Market”

Digital recording and handout now available here.

Laura Mackinson
Saturday, 8 August, 10 a.m. “A Trifecta of Disparate Sources: County Histories, City Directories,
and Sanborn Fire MapsDigital recording and handout now available here.
Bob Goode
Saturday, 12 September, 10 a.m. (Central)
“Exploring 1875 St. Louis” (NOTE: This meeting was NOT recorded.) Andrew Wanko
Saturday, 10 October, 10 a.m. (Central)
“Ethnic St. Louis” Elizabeth Terry

 

Special Interest Group information:

German SIG

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

For more information on this meeting, go to the G–SIG page on this website.

Irish SIG

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 7:00 p.m. (Central) Exploring Ireland’s History Through Maps

The October meeting will be done by webinar.

Maps can be an excellent way to convey information, and the History and Genealogy department has recently added a series of historic Irish town maps to their collection. Join us as we discuss the value of this collection in helping you learn more about these towns and the history of Ireland as a whole.
Featured Speaker: Mike Bridwell

If you are not on the Irish SIG mailing list and would like to be added, contact Kay Weber and Carol Hemmersmeier at

For more information on this meeting, go to the Irish SIG page on this website.

Jewish SIG

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

 

Classes:

For the remainder of this year, all classes will be presented as webinars and are for members only. Exact dates for all classes are not yet determined, but we expect to offer the following:

Pre-registration will be required for all livestreamed classes. Instructions will be posted on the Current Classes page when dates are announced.

Office Hours: The StLGS office is closed until further notice for the health and safety of our volunteers.

 

Month Class
Instructor
18 July “St. Louis Resources for Genealogy Online”

Digital recording now available here.

Ilene Murray
22 August “Using Family Search Online”

Digital recording now available here.

Bob Goode
26 September, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. “Foundations of Genealogy, Part I”

More information now available here.

Ilene Murray
3 October, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. “Foundations of Genealogy, Part II”

More information now available here.

Ilene Murray
7 November, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. “Legacy Family Tree”

More information now available here.

Cathy Amen