2024 Program Sessions


What’s New at FamilySearch and the FamilySearch Library?

Presented by David Rencher

This session will update you on the continued improvements to the FamilySearch website and the FamilySearch Library. Plan to be surprised when you return to the FamilySearch Library!

Genealogy and Local History Research at Your New St. Louis County Library Clark Family Branch

Presented by Brent Trout

The St. Louis County Library’s History & Genealogy Department is scheduled to reopen very soon. Department Manager Brent Trout will provide insights into the revamped facilities, expanded resources, enhanced services, and diverse offerings in the new Clark Family branch.

Using the FamilySearch Catalog and the FamilySearch Library Catalog

Presented by David Rencher

FamilySearch is developing a new catalog, and in the interim, there are two versions of it. This talk will detail how to use both versions of the catalog to find what you need.

Researching Family and Local History in the State Historical Society of Missouri’s Digital Collections

Presented by Heather Richmond

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s robust digitization program provides online access to photographs, maps, letters, and manuscripts. Senior Archivist Heather Richmond will offer tips on navigating the website, including advanced searching, browsing, and printing options.

Worldwide Record Gathering at FamilySearch

Presented by David Rencher

FamilySearch continues to gather records worldwide. Understanding the strategies and limitations of gathering these records will help you plan your research and help fill in the gaps in records you seek.

Using the News: Research with the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project

Presented by Katelyn “Katie” Ziegler

The State Historical Society of Missouri has been digitizing select Missouri newspapers since 2008. Newspaper librarian Katie Ziegler will discuss how to access and make the most of this free database, which currently consists of more than 11.6 million pages.

Using Irish Internet Resources

Presented by David Rencher

The internet has created an explosion in Irish genealogical research. This talk introduces the host of established internet sites and some of the newest ones for conducting Irish research.

Hidden Treasures on the St. Louis Genealogical Society Website

Presented by Jim Ross

With more than 1,600 pages, about seven million searchable names, one-of-a-kind interactive maps, and many additional resources, the StLGS website is a must-visit for those researching St. Louis ancestors. Take a tour of the site with one of the webmasters to see the highlights.


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