The Irish Special Interest Group (I-SIG) meets four times a year, but, at least for part of 2021, these meetings will be webinars. As soon as it is safe, we will resume meeting in the Auditorium at St. Louis County Library Headquarters located at 1640 South Lindbergh.

Click here for more information on Irish in St. Louis.

The city of St. Louis also provides some interesting information about Irish immigration to St. Louis. Click here to link to that page.

For details or questions about StLGS Irish-SIG, contact Kay Weber, I-SIG Leader at

Meetings for the StLGS Irish-SIG in 2022

Beginning with the April meeting, Irish SIG meetings will be hybrid. You may attend in person at our office (4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, Maplewood, MO 63143) or via Zoom. Registration is required to attend either livestreamed or in-person meetings. Recordings of the meetings will be online on this page for ninety days after each meeting.

All Irish SIG meetings begin at 7:00 p.m., Central time.


Tuesday, 26 July 2022

“Let’s Chat,” featuring the Irish SIG team

Bring some of your research problems to our group. We will explore some methods and tips to help you. Definitely bring some success stories and tell us how you accomplished your research goals.


Instructions for Attending

All StLGS meetings are free and open to the public. Please follow the directions below for attending either in person at the StLGS office or via Zoom.

    • For attending at our office (4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, Maplewood, MO 63143):
      • Due to space limitations, you will need to register by calling our office at 314-647-8547 during regular office hours (Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. until noon (Central time) OR
      • Send an email to and include your name, email address, and phone number.
    • For attending via Zoom:
      • You will need a link and a passcode to join the meeting, so it is necessary to preregister.
      • Click on the Registration Button below and follow the simple instructions that appear on your screen.
      • Once you have filled in the registration form, an invitation with a link and a passcode to attend the meeting will be sent to the email you provided.


registration button


There will not be a handout for this meeting.


Remaining Meeting for 2022


Tuesday, 25 October 2022

“Placing an Irish Ancestor into StLGS’s First Families,”
featuring Kay Weber

Bernard/Barney/Brian King was an Irish immigrant who came to Missouri as a child with his parents during the infamous potato famine. Careful research led to placing him in St. Louis before the Civil War and recognizing him in the First Families program. You can honor your early ancestors by enrolling them in a lineage society with knowledge of the process.


Recorded SIG Meetings Available Online

Tuesday, 26 April 2022
“Irish Heritage in St. Louis,” featuring Gabrielle Woeltje
The Irish have been immigrating to the U.S. for hundreds of years and almost every major city in the country has been influenced by their unique culture and traditions. Learn more about the enduring legacy of the Irish in St. Louis.

There was no handout for this meeting.

The recorded webinar can be viewed here.

Password for the recording is 3bVLfXT!

Special Note: due to technical difficulties we dropped the Zoom connection for about ten minutes. When you get to about 56:44 just take the slider forward to 1:06:06 to resume the recording.


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