Watch this space…but not until spring 2017…for the Summer Speaker Series

Thanks to Ann Fleming, Ilene Murray, and Carol Whitton for a very informative day!!!

Fall Speaker Series

Following Your Ancestors Through Time

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Orlando Gardens, 2050 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Featuring Ann Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS,

Ilene Murray, and Carol Whitton, CG

Click the blue link for a Google Map to Orlando Gardens, Maryland Heights.

Each summer and fall the society presents a Speaker Series, a one day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

This year’s Fall Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 15 October 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Our featured speakers will be local genealogists, Ann Fleming, Ilene Murray, and Carol Whitton, who will give four talks designed to help you learn more about the paths your ancestors took from the old world to the new. They will give the following lectures:

        • Discovering New Research Clues
        • Leaving Home and Becoming an American
        • Migrating from the Eastern U.S. to the Midwest
        • Death Records: What Do They Reveal?

For information about the history of the StLGS Speaker Series, click here.

Biographical Information on the Speakers:

Ann Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS, is an author, instructor, lecturer, and volunteer. She is a life member and past president of StLGS and the National Genealogical Society (NGS). She has served on the boards of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), Missouri State Genealogical Association, Friends of the State Archives, and the St. Louis County Library Foundation. Ms. Fleming is the author of The Organized Family Historian, NGS Research in the States: Missouri, and St. Louis Family History Research Guide, plus several family histories. She was a course co-coordinator at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Advanced Library Research, and the NGS Conference Chair in 2008 and 2015 plus co-chair three times. She has been certified by BCG since 1994.
Ilene Murray has been engaged in genealogy for more than thirty years. A featured speaker at local conferences, she also teaches genealogy and computer classes. She has served as the StLGS publications director for sixteen years and as newsletter editor for twelve. Ms. Murray has written numerous articles for a variety of genealogical publications and, with her late husband, co-authored a book on the early history of University City. She is the co-leader of the society’s annual research trip to Salt Lake City.
Carol Whitton, CG, speaks and writes on German research, U.S. migration, and other topics. She volunteers as projects director for StLGS, leads the society’s German Special Interest Group, and is a past vice-president for programs. She was a co-leader for the society’s 2015 research trip to Salt Lake City, helped to organize the German Day at the 2015 NGS national conference, and taught a week-long St. Louis German Genealogy Research Institute in 2013. Before moving to St. Louis, Ms. Whitton led the German SIG of the Fairfax Genealogy Society, Fairfax County, Virginia, for ten years and worked as a genealogist for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

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