Due to the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings for the rest of 2022 will, whenever possible, be hybrid; that means they will be held both in-person and as webinars that will be recorded with speaker permission. All times listed are for the Central Time Zone. In-person meetings, which will have some space limitations, will be held at the society office, 4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, Maplewood, MO 63143. 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.

 

Sat., 11 June Hybrid 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Reassembling a WWII Service Record
Thomas Richardson
Learn how to research a WWII veteran’s service record if it was impacted by the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded. Registration for this meeting is now open on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Weds., 15 June
Hybrid
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: WWI on the Missouri Home Front: The German American Experience
Dr. Petra DeWitt
Dr. DeWitt will discuss organizations initiated during mobilization and explain how they impacted the German American community. Registration for this meeting is now open on the German SIG page.
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Sat., 9 July Hybrid 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: A Visit to the 1904 World’s Fair
Jason Stratman
Learn some of the fascinating stories of the 1904 World’s Fair through the eyes of visitors, courtesy of items from the Missouri Historical Society collections. NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Sat., 23 July
In-Person Only
1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m.
Open House at Our Office
We are excited to welcome you back to our office after two long years! Please come by to say hello, see how we have added to our classroom, check out the Research Room and the Trading Post, and enjoy some punch and cookies with our volunteers. No registration is necessary. The door will be open!
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Sat., 26 July
Hybrid
7:00 p.m.
Irish SIG Meeting: Let’s Chat Carol Hemmersmeier & Kay Weber
Bring some of your research problems to our group. We will explore some methods and tips to help you. Definitely bring some success stories and tell us how you accomplished your research goals. Registration for this meeting is now open on the Irish SIG page.
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Sat., 13 August Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: If These Walls Could Talk: Researching Your House’s History
Dennis Northcott
The Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center has a wealth of resources to help you learn about the history of your house and its former inhabitants. See examples of them and learn how they can help you research the history of the place your call home. NOTE: This meeting will not be recorded. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Sun., 21 August Webinar
1:00 p.m. Jewish SIG Meeting: Spelling Doesn’t Count: Tips for Tracking Those Ever-Changing Names
Ilene Murray
Multiple alphabets and inconsistent pronunciations add to the hand-wringing we experience as we try to work out what the “real” spelling of our names and villages could be. Whether your ancestors spoke Yiddish, Russian, Polish, German, or some other first language, knowing how immigrants’ names were often misinterpreted and/or changed and how to search more effectively for them will help you find them in U.S. records. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Jewish SIG page.
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Sat., 10 September Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: What Should I Do with My Stuff?
Bob Goode
Every family has “stuff”: documents, photos, books, and heirlooms worthy of preservation. Who gets the “stuff”? How do you preserve it? We will try to answer some of the questions about what to do with “stuff.” Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Weds., 21 September
Hybrid
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: Finding Your St. Louis German in the Civil War
Robin McDonough
Many German immigrants who came to St. Louis were involved in the Civil War. Explore their history and contributions and learn how to research them. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the German SIG page.
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