Winter – Spring 2019

All classes are held at the St. Louis Genealogical Society Office except as noted. Click here for Google Map to StLGS office

Pre-registration is always necessary, as classes will be cancelled if minimum numbers aren’t met.

Either call 314-647-8547 or fill out the mail-in registration if you are a member and wish to sign up for one of the free classes.

Click here for a PDF of the class schedule to mail in the registration.

If you are not a member, please fill out the mail-in registration form. There is no online registration for classes.

Evernote for Genealogy
Instructor: Bob Goode
Date: 2 February 2019 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Evernote is an all purpose app that can be a to-do list, web clipper, notebook plus other features. It is great for helping research at libraries, genealogical travel trips and surname research.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Foundations of Genealogy, Part I
Instructor: Ilene Murray
Date: 17 February 2019 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Whether you are just beginning or you have been working on your family history for years, sometimes you just need to rethink your strategies. We’ll look at some ways to get organized and stay that way, review basic rules of genealogy, look at the importance of citing sources, and see how timelines can help guide your research.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Foundations of Genealogy, Part II Instructor: Ilene Murray
Date: 24 February 2019 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: (This class will be a follow-up to the first session, and, if possible, you are encouraged to sign up for both.) Most genealogists begin with census research, but then what? We’ll look more closely at how to analyze those census records, how to get the most from vital records, and repositories, and Internet sites that can help you find what you need to do better research.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

DNA: You Have Your Results—What’s Next? Instructor: Carol Whitton, CG
Date: 3 March 2019 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.:How can you use your many autosomal DNA (atDNA) matches? Confirm missing parents and distribute third–fifth cousins into the correct lines using shared matches
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Beginning RootsMagic (PC) Instructor: Ted Steele
Date: 16 March 2019 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.:Learn to create a RootsMagic database, add ancestors with sources and notes, and enter places consistently. Explore the various “data views” and see how to generate reports.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Intermediate Irish Research Instructors: Carol Hemmersmeier and Kay Weber
Date: 23 March 2019 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: So what if most of the Irish census records have been destroyed? There are many records available to help you find that coveted townland as well as additional facts about your ancestors. (Please note: This class is intended for those who have done their American research and are ready to begin researching records in Ireland.)
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Reading Handwritten German Church Records Instructor: Carol Whitton, CG
Date: 7 April 2019 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Learn the handwritten old German alphabet, as well as helpful tips and resources for reading and understanding church records.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Basics of Scandinavian Genealogy Instructor: Karen Van Berkel
Date: 14 April 2019 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Learn about patronymic naming systems, boundary histories, immigration patterns, research methods, language tips, sources, and more in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Advanced Roots Magic (PC) Instructor: Ted Steele
Date: 20 April 2019 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: This is an advanced class for genealogists who already own and who are familiar with the basic operations of RootsMagic, such as correcting errors, unlinking people, merging people or places, searching by fact type, and creating reports.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

Legacy Family Tree 101 (PC Software Only) Instructor: Cathy Amen
Date: 27 April 2019 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: This course is designed for beginners or those relatively new to Legacy. Course content includes understanding the toolbar and personal options, documenting sources, data entry, simple reports, and tips and tricks. Class time will allow for general questions and answers.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

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