52nd Annual Family History Conference:

Successfully Navigating Websites

for Your Genealogy


Featuring David Rencher, AG®, CG®, FUGA, FIGRS

AND four experienced regional speakers


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Live at the Maryland Heights Community Center

AND via Zoom!


Saturday, 4 May 2024

9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

“What’s New at FamilySearch and the FamilySearch Library?” David Rencher
“Genealogy and Local History Research at Your New St. Louis County Library Clark Family Branch” Brent Trout
“Using the FamilySearch Catalog and the FamilySearch Library Catalog” David Rencher
“Researching Family and Local History in the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections” Heather Richmond
“Worldwide Record Gathering at FamilySearch David Rencher
“Use the News: Research with the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project” Katelyn “Katie” Ziegler
“Using Irish Internet Resources” David Rencher
“Hidden Treasures on the St. Louis Genealogical Society Website” Jim Ross


Registration for the Conference:

      • Registration for the conference, prior to 16 April 2024, is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.
      • Registration on 17 April and after is $75 for members and $85 for non-members.
      • Walk-ins on Conference Day will pay $85, regardless of membership.
      • Every registrant (whether in-person or via Zoom) will have access to all of the digital recordings after the conference is over.
      • Lunch for in-person attendees can be purchased for an additional $15.00. (Lunch is optional; you may bring your own or go out to eat.)
      • All registrants for the conference will have access to the digital recordings for ninety days after they are posted on our website.

In-person attendees will receive a printed syllabus. All attendees will receive a link to the digital syllabus and recordings.


Ready to Register?

You can register for either the in-person conference or the Zoom webinars by mail or by using our secure online store. Be sure to indicate which way you will attend, regardless of how you are registering.

    • To download a registration booklet with all the details and/or to register by mail, click here.
    • To register for the 2024 Family History Conference in our secure store, click here. (If you are a member of StLGS, remember to log in to obtain your membership discount code.) 
    • You will receive an email containing a link to the Zoom webinars and the electronic version of the syllabus after your registration is processed.

For detailed descriptions of the lectures, go to the FHC Lectures page.


For biographies of the speakers, go to the FHC Speakers page.


Questions? Send an email to programs.