StLGS meetings for 2023 will continue to be hybrid; 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 will be held at the specified location. Only Zoom attendance requires 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 2023 Meetings and Special Events calendar here.

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Sat., 11 February
Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Digging in Deeper at the Cemetery
Dan Fuller
Graveyards were the standard before the rural movement took cemeteries outside city limits and embraced the natural
environment. Today, cemeteries are not only focused on the death of an individual, they are focused on when that individual arrived at the cemetery. Use of receiving tombs and the difference between public lots/private lots can give more details concerning one’s search than some realize. Iconography can also play a key role in pointing to important elements in an ancestor’s life. This meeting will be held at the Grant’s View branch of St. Louis County Library. Directions to the library and registration for the Zoom part of this meeting are on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Sat., 11 March
Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly MeetingA Treasured Past—Genealogy and Local History at the St. Louis Public Library
Jacob Baker
Manager of the genealogy department, Jacob Baker, will be providing information about the genealogical collection, along with a short introduction to the Special Collections department at the main branch of the St. Louis Public Library. This meeting will be held at the StLGS office. Directions to the office and registration information will be available soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Weds., 15 March
Hybrid
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: Using Ortssippenbücher to Research Your German Ancestors
Robin McDonough
Ortssippenbücher contain genealogical information about families in a specific town, village, or parish. Information can cover many generations of a family back to the beginning of religious records. Discover how to access and use these books for your German research. This meeting will be held at the Oak Bend branch of St. Louis County Library. Directions to the library and registration for the Zoom part of this meeting are on the German SIG page.
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Sat., 8 April Hybrid 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Veterans’ Records at the National Archives at St. Louis: Understanding the 1973 NPRC Fire and its Impact on Research
Eric Kilgore
The National Archives at St. Louis is home to the largest repository of government records outside of Washington, D.C., including the official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs) of veterans who served during the last century. However,  the aftermath of the catastrophic fire that occurred in 1973 presents a variety of challenges for researchers. We will examine the fire and the losses and myths surrounding it, as well as explore alternative records for learning more about the twentieth-century veterans in your family. This meeting will be held at the StLGS office. Directions to the office and registration for the Zoom part of this meeting will be available soon on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Tues., 25 April
Hybrid
7:00 p.m.
Irish SIG Meeting: Irish in St. Louis
Patrick Murphy
Author, Patrick Murphy, will discuss his two books on the Irish in St. Louis and their unique journey from being one of the most despised ethnic groups in the city to one of the most beloved. This meeting will be held at the St. Louis Genealogical Society office and livestreamed via Zoom. Registration will open soon on the Irish SIG page.
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No monthly meeting in May; join us for the annual Family History Conference, Saturday, 6 May 2023, featuring nationally known speaker, Judy Russell. Registration for this conference is now open on the FHC Conference page!
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Sun., 21 May
In-person ONLY
1:00 p.m.
Jewish SIG Meeting: Introduction to the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum Research Center
Diane Everman
We invite you to explore the new Archives and Research Center at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. Archivist Diane Everman will give a brief overview of the process of creating and moving items into the space and will then offer a tour of the facilities. Due to museum and archive restrictions, this on-site meeting will be limited to fifty participants and will NOT be recorded. Registration will open soon on the Jewish SIG page.

 

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