51st Annual Family History Conference:

Explore Unique Pathways to Smash Brick Walls!


Featuring Judy Russell, JD, The Legal Genealogist®

AND four additional local speakers


FHC 2023 brick wall


Live at the Maryland Heights Community Center

AND via Zoom!


Saturday, 6 May 2023

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

“Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War” Judy Russell
“Documents to Databases: Using the Missouri State Archives’ Newest Resource” John Dougan
“Advertising the Law: The Gems in the Legal Notices” Judy Russell
“Documents to Databases: Using the Missouri State Archives’ Land and Judicial Databases” Christina Miller
“Of Delinquents and Common Scolds: Women, Children, and Criminal Justice” Judy Russell
“Findmypast: Your Source for Irish and British Research” Jen Baldwin
 “After the Courthouse Burns: Rekindling Family History Through DNA” Judy Russell
“Why You Should Care Where Your Family Bible Is” Greg Hilton


Registration for the Conference:

      • Registration for the conference, prior to 22 April 2023, is $60 for members and $70 for non-members.
      • Registration on 23 April and after is $70 for members and $80 for non-members.
      • Walk-ins on Conference Day will pay $80, 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.)
      • Due to contractual agreements, registrants for the conference will have access to the digital recordings for only two weeks.

In-person attendees will receive a printed syllabus. All attendees will receive a link to the digital syllabus and recordings. PLEASE NOTE: The digital recordings will be available ONLY until 20 May 2023.


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 2023 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.