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.

FamilySearch     CLOSED
Instructor: Bob Goode
Date: 4 August 2018 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: The FamilySearch website is much more than a place to search for ancestors. Learn about the FamilySearch wiki, how to navigate the catalog, how to access digitized books, and many more features included in this comprehensive website.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members
 
Citations: A Hands-on Experience
Instructor: Viki Fagyal
Date: 18 August 2018 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Learn how to write proper citations by using real-world examples. Bring some of your own to get individualized assistance and bring a flash drive to save your results.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members
 
PERSI: The Periodical Source Index
Instructor: Carol Whitton, CG
Date: 9 September 2018 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: PERSI is an index to U.S. genealogical journals and is online. You can search it by person or place. Discover the libraries where the journals are housed and how to order copies of articles.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members
 
Foundations of Genealogy, Part I
Instructor: Ilene Murray
Date: 15 September 2018 Day: Saturday
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: 22 September 2018 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: (This class is 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
 
Beginning Irish Research
Instructors: Carol Hemmersmeier and Kay Weber
Date: 29 September 2018 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Learn the basics of Irish genealogy. Explore ways to find parishes and townlands using available records.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members
 
Using Reunion 12 (for the Mac)
Instructor: Bob Goode
Date: 6 October 2018 Day: Saturday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: New users will get an overview of this popular genealogy program for the Mac. If you have an older version, learn about the new features in version 12. Bring your Mac laptop for hands-on practice, if you already have Reunion 12.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members
 
Beginning German Research
Instructor: Carol Whitton, CG
Date: 21 October 2018 Day: Sunday
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Session: 1
Class Info.: Learn what is needed before trying to cross the Atlantic. Identify records leading to your ancestor’s village of birth.
Class size: 7–25 students
Cost: Free for StLGS members; $30 for non-members

 

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