Due to the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings for the rest of 2022 will, whenever possible, be hybrid; that means they will be held both in-person and as webinars that will be recorded with speaker permission. All times listed are for the Central Time Zone. In-person meetings will be held at the specified location. Only Zoom attendance requires advance registration, and instructions for each event will be posted on the appropriate page on this website.

Many of our meetings are now available as digital recordings.

 

Sat., 13 August Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your House’s History
Dennis Northcott
The Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center has a wealth of resources to help you learn about the history of your house and its former inhabitants. See examples of them and learn how they can help you research the history of the place your call home. NOTE: This meeting was not recorded.
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Sun., 21 August Webinar
1:00 p.m. Jewish SIG Meeting: Spelling Doesn’t Count: Tips for Tracking Those Ever-Changing Names
Ilene Murray
Multiple alphabets and inconsistent pronunciations add to the hand-wringing we experience as we try to work out what the “real” spelling of our names and villages could be. Whether your ancestors spoke Yiddish, Russian, Polish, German, or some other first language, knowing how immigrants’ names were often misinterpreted and/or changed and how to search more effectively for them will help you find them in U.S. records. The recording of this meeting is now on the Jewish SIG page.
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Sat., 10 September Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: What Should I Do with My Stuff?
Bob Goode
Every family has “stuff”: documents, photos, books, and heirlooms worthy of preservation. Who gets the “stuff”? How do you preserve it? We will try to answer some of the questions about what to do with “stuff.” This meeting will be held at the Thornhill branch of St. Louis County Library. Directions to the library and registration for the Zoom part of this meeting are on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Weds., 21 September
Hybrid
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: Finding Your St. Louis German in the Civil War
Robin McDonough
Many German immigrants who came to St. Louis were involved in the Civil War. Explore their history and contributions and learn how to research them. This meeting will be held at the Oak Bend branch of St. Louis County Library. Directions to the library and registration for the Zoom part of this meeting are on the German SIG page.
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Sat., 8 October Hybrid 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Finding Friends: Researching Your Quaker Ancestors
Jacob Eubanks
Quakers were one of the earliest religious groups to settle in the U.S, and their records are among the most detailed denominational records found in the genealogical world. Learn how to find your “friends.” This meeting will be held at the Thornhill branch of St. Louis County Library. Directions to the library and registration information will be available soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Tues., 25 October
Webinar
7:00 p.m. Irish SIG Meeting: Placing an Irish Ancestor into StLGS’s First Families
Viki Fagyal & Kay Weber
You can honor your early ancestors by enrolling them in a lineage society with knowledge of the process. Follow the story of Bernard/Barney/Brian King from Ireland to St. Louis prior to the Civil War. This meeting will be virtual only. Registration will open soon on the Irish SIG page.
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Sat., 12 November Hybrid 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Families of Florissant
Andrew Theising
Discover some of the families that lived in Florissant with special connections to local and sometimes national history.  This meeting will take place at the Thornhill branch of St. Louis County Library. Directions to the library and registration for the Zoom part of this meeting will be available soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Sun., 4 December
Webinar
1:00 p.m.
Jewish SIG Meeting: Placing Ancestors into Historical Context Diane Everman
Putting your ancestors into their historical context allows you to learn more about the social, religious, economic, and political backgrounds in which they lived. Life is so much more than names, dates, and places! This meeting will be virtual only. Registration will open soon on the Jewish SIG page.
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