StLGS meetings are now mostly hybrid; they are held both in-person and as webinars that are recorded with speaker permission. All times listed are for the Central Time Zone. In-person meetings are held at the locations specified. Only Zoom attendance and paid 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.

        • To watch previously recorded monthly meetings, go to the Monthly Meeting page.
        • To watch previously recorded Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings and for the current year’s schedule of meetings, go to the appropriate SIG page:


Find a copy of the entire 2024 Meetings and Special Events calendar here.


Eight lectures still available!
9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 52nd Annual Family History Conference

Successfully Navigating Websites for Your Genealogy

Featuring David Rencher, AG, CG, FUGA, FIGRS
Recordings for this conference are still available for purchase on the Family History Conference page.
Weds., 26 June
Hybrid: StLGS office
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: St. Louis German Social Organizations
Emily Jaycox
Many St. Louisans of German ancestry participated in social clubs and organizations. Some were fraternal/benevolent, some centered on music, athletics, literature or specific regions in Germany. Learn more about these groups and how they may have affected your ancestors. Registration for this meeting is now open on the German SIG page.
Sat., 13 July
Hybrid: Grant’s View Branch
10:00 a.m.
Monthly Meeting: Using Obituaries to Learn About our Ancestors and to Connect with Living Relatives
Dan Lilienkamp
Newspaper obituaries provide information about relationships between and among family members including people living at the time of publication. Learn how to find and use these important genealogical documents. Registration for the July meeting is now open on the Monthly Meeting page.
Sat., 27 July
Hybrid: StLGS office
1:00 p.m.
Irish SIG Meeting: The Most Popular Occupations in Ireland Between 1800 and 1900
Gabrielle Ni Mheachair Woeltje
“Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief” This schoolyard rhyme reflects the limited choices of occupations available to the average Irish person during the 1800s. We’ll look at some of the popular and more noteworthy occupations of that time. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Irish SIG page.
Sat., 10 August
Hybrid: Clark Family Branch
10:00 a.m.
Monthly Meeting: Understanding and Working with the U.S. Federal Census
Judy Belford
Information contained in the U.S. federal census varies from year to year. Join us for a look at the development of the federal census and the clues they contain that lead to other sources. Registration for this meeting will open in July on the Monthly Meeting page.
Sun., 25 August
Hybrid: StLGS office
1:00 p.m. Jewish SIG Meeting: St. Louis Jewish Newspapers
Ilene Murray
Did you know that there once were more than a dozen newspapers in St. Louis that had direct relevance to the Jewish community? We’ll explore the history of St. Louis Jewish newspapers, learn more about their contents, and most importantly, let you know where they are and how to access them. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Jewish SIG page.
Sat., 14 Sept.
Hybrid: Clark Family Branch
10:00 a.m.
Monthly Meeting: Overwhelmed by DNA Results?
Carol Whitton
Learn to use the tools DNA testing companies provide. Look at other resources, like DNA Painter, to help you focus, organize, and better understand your DNA results. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
Sat., 18 Sept.
Hybrid: Clark Family Branch
6:30 p.m.
German SIG Meeting: German Resources at the St. Louis County Library
Robin McDonough
Explore the many resources for German research in the History & Genealogy Department at the newly opened Clark Family Branch Library. Learn more about Ortssippenbücher, Marxkors books, St. Louis German church records, the Archion database, and more. Registration for this meeting will open soon on the German SIG page.
Early Registration Ends on 30 June! 29 September till 6 October
StLGS Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City
Led by Karen Goode and Ilene Murray 
Our annual research trip to Salt Lake City’s FamilySearch library will open for registration very soon. We hope you will join us for a week of concentrated research in the world’s largest library devoted solely to genealogy. Early registration ends on 30 June. More information and registration on the Salt Lake City Research Trip page.


Last modified: 10-Jun-2024 13:12