Previous StLGS Classes

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2021 Classes
Month Class Instructor
January “Advanced Legacy Family Tree” Cathy Amen
This is a follow-up to Legacy Family Tree 101, a Windows-only genealogy software program. If you have been using Legacy Family Tree software and want to learn more about its special features, this class is for you. Topics will include advanced reports, using hashtags and tags, advanced searching, and special tools. A brief overview of Legacy’s basic capabilities will be included. If you missed the first class, be sure to watch the digital recording (November 2020; see below) before attending this one.
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March “Beginning Irish Research” Carol Hemmersmeier & Kay Weber
Learn the basics of Irish genealogy. Explore ways to find parishes and townlands using available records.
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March “Leaving Home and Becoming an American: Part I: Leaving Home: Emigration/Immigration” Ilene Murray
Our ancestors endured the hardships of leaving their homelands to ensure better lives for themselves and, ultimately, for us. Learn the basic principles of immigration research, how and why your ancestors left their homes, and how to track them, if possible.
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April “Leaving Home and Becoming an American: Part II: Becoming an American: Naturalization” Ilene Murray
If your ancestors became American citizens, they followed a process that kept changing over time. We will look at some of the naturalization laws in effect since early in U.S. history, see some sample records, and discover what you may or may not find on naturalization forms.
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2020 Classes
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July “St. Louis Resources for Genealogy Online” Ilene Murray
Learn how you can research your St. Louis-area ancestors from the comfort of your home. Explore websites from several St. Louis-area repositories, including StLGS, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library, Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center, Mercantile Library, the Missouri State Archives and MORE!
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August “Using FamilySearch Online” Bob Goode
This class will go over the main sections of FamilySearch.org, one of the largest websites for free genealogy. The focus will not be on digital images but rather the various sections of this constantly changing website.
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September “Foundations of Genealogy, Part I” Ilene Murray
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.
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October “Foundations of Genealogy, Part II” Ilene Murray
(This class is a follow-up to the first session, and you will want to watch Foundations, Part I first.) 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.
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October “Orphanage Care in St. Louis” Viki Fagyal
There have always been orphans in every society, although how orphans have been cared for varies. The first orphanage in St. Louis can be traced to about 1828. Learn about the history of orphans and orphanages in St. Louis. (This lecture was part of the StLGS 2020 Fall Speaker Series and is one-hour long.) Click on the link above to see the recorded webinar of this class. You must be a member.
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November “Legacy Family Tree” (Genealogy software for Windows only) Cathy Amen
This course is designed for beginners or those relatively new to Legacy Family Tree. Course content includes understanding the toolbar and personal options, documenting sources, data entry, simple reports, and tips and tricks.
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