Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meetings for 2022 will continue to be held as webinars and will be recorded when possible. All times listed are for the Central Time Zone. In-person meetings, which are co-sponsored by St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63131, will resume at the library when deemed safe for all concerned. All events require advance registration and instructions for each event will be posted on the appropriate page on this website.

Many of our meetings are now available as digital recordings.

 

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Sun., 5 December 2021     Webinar 1:00 p.m. Jewish SIG Meeting: How to Navigate the Pale of Settlement in the Russian Empire
Dr. Hillel Kieval
Learn about the emergence and the history of the Pale of Settlement in Imperial Russia, focusing on the international context in which it developed, what its shifting boundaries were, and the impact it had on Jewish life in Eastern Europe so we may better understand how and where we might search for our ancestors’ records. Registration for this meeting is now open on the Jewish SIG page.
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Sat., 8 January Webinar 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Ask Louie
Panel from StLGS and SLCL
Do you have a burning question but have not asked for help? Our panel of genealogists will field questions and try to help break down your brick wall. It’s likely that someone else has the same question! Please email your questions to programs@stlgs.org by the first of January so we can best assist you, although additional questions from the audience will be addressed at the meeting. Registration for this meeting is now open on the the Monthly Meeting page.
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Weds., 19 January
Webinar
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: Using German Newspapers
Carol Whitton, CG
You can find German newspapers; they are more available than you think. And, you can break through the language barrier too. Besides obituaries, learn what genealogical information you may find in German newspapers. Registration for this meeting is now open on the on the German SIG page.
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Tues., 25 January
Webinar
7:00 p.m. Irish SIG Meeting: Finding Your Irish Ancestors: My Favorite Websites for Irish Genealogy Research
Susan Rogers
Learn about and visit “live” the websites that our speaker, Susan Rogers, finds most useful for researching both Northern Ireland and Ireland. A case study will show how Susan stitched together information from six different websites to identify her son’s Irish paternal third and fourth great-grandparents. Registration for this meeting is now open on the Irish SIG page.
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Sun., 6 February Webinar 1:00 p.m. Jewish SIG Meeting: How Jews helped Create Missouri
Mara W. Cohen Ioannides
We will examine the history of Jews in the state of Missouri from before the Louisiana Purchase through the first World War. Jews were in just about every township in the state and had an influence on how the state developed. Registration for this meeting will open in January.
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Sat., 12 February Webinar 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Gone but not Forgotten: Family Clues from Probate Records
Mike Everman
Explore probate estate files and related documents and record books for St. Louis and similar records in other locations. These records are so valuable for genealogy research, and, although some require research on site, many are easily accessible on microfilm or online. Registration for this meeting will open in January.
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Sat., 12 March Webinar 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Using the History & Genealogy Department at the St. Louis County Library for Your Genealogy Research
Robin McDonough
Learn about the History & Genealogy Department’s expansive collection and services. We will look at how to navigate the website, search the card catalog, place an interlibrary loan request, access the genealogy databases and indexes, locate periodical articles, plan a visit, and much more. Registration for this meeting will open soon.
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Weds., 16 March Webinar 7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: Brick Walls
Ute Brandenburg
Most roadblocks we encounter are avoidable. Learn how to recognize and overcome the most common issues that can cause an impasse in German research. Registration for this meeting will open soon.
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