1720 July 2017

Your Missouri People

If you have been thinking about delving deeper into your Missouri genealogy lines but aren’t sure how to proceed, we invite you to spend an intensive four days with national, state, and local instructors who will help you discover new, and rediscover old, Missouri records.

Join us at the StLGS office this summer from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 17–20 July, for lectures and consultations with experts on Missouri research.

Learn about early Missouri, migration, land, military, and other records. Discover more about Irish and German resources and local repositories. Attend a free supplementary lecture on Irish counties of origin one evening.

Your registration fee includes all lectures; consultation with instructors throughout the week; lunch, coffee, and snacks each day, and a notebook and USB drive of handout materials.


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Instructor Biographies


John Dougan, Missouri State Archivist, is the chief administrator for the Records and Archives Division of the Office of the Secretary of State. He is an advocate for free online access to genealogical records.

Viki Fagyal is a lifelong St. Louis resident who has been researching her family for more than thirty years. She has served in many capacities at StLGS for the past thirty-seven years. A writer, genealogy instructor, and lecturer, Viki completed a book on her father’s family history in 2013.

Ann Carter Fleming, CG, CGL, FNGS, is a nationally known author, lecturer, and instructor. She is a past-president of both StLGS and the National Genealogical Society. Her articles have appeared in numerous genealogical publications, and her books: The Organized Family Historian, NGS Research in Missouri, and the St. Louis Family History Research Guide, are best sellers in the genealogical community.

Ruth Ann Hager, CG, CGL, is a researcher, volunteer, and speaker at local, state, and national levels. She is the author of Dred & Harriet Scott: Their Family Story. She is a former instructor at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) hosted by Samford University.

Carol Hemmersmeier, StLGS board member and Irish Special Interest Group co-chair, has been engaged in her own family research for more than thirty years including several trips to Ireland to research her Irish ancestors. She holds a Masters in Teaching, is a trained storyteller, and spent her career in the field of elementary and special education.

Kay Weber is the current president of the St. Louis Genealogical Society. She holds a degree in Foods, Nutrition, and Biological Science and worked as a dietitian her entire career. She has been working on her own genealogy for more than twenty years with an emphasis on Irish genealogy for the last five years. She is the co-leader of the StLGS Irish SIG.

Carol Whitton, CG, is an author and lecturer on German research, U.S. migration, and other genealogical topics. She serves as projects director for StLGS, as well as the leader of the German SIG. Carol is a graduate of the Germanic Family History Research class at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the National Institute for Genealogical Research, and the Virginia Institute for Genealogical Research.

Last modified: 16-Jul-2017 14:47