Calendar of Events – 2019
Click here for a PDF of the 2019 StLGS calendar.
Unless otherwise specified, meetings are held in the auditorium
and co-sponsored by St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63131.
Mon., 15 July to Thurs., 18 July 2019 Writing Institute
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 Irish-SIG Using Social Media for Irish Research
Are you missing the great genealogical resources available through social media? Come explore the research opportunities in blogs, Facebook, and Twitter.
Featured Speakers: Laura Mackinson and Ilene Murray
Sat., 10 August 10:00 a.m. Finding the Civilian Conservation Corps Nancy Schuster
The presentation will cover a brief history of the CCC and provide examples of the information that may be
found in the personnel records in St. Louis that pertain to CCC enrollees (with emphasis on the contents that are of interest to genealogists). The presentation will also include links to related resources on CCC camps, projects, and publications for further research into understanding what enrollees experienced and accomplished in the CCC.
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 Jewish-SIG Interpreting and Caring for Jewish Tombstones
7:00 p.m till 8:30 p.m., St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvid., 63131
Learn how to interpret the dates and abbreviations often found on Jewish tombstones, how to understand the meaning of the shapes and artwork you may see on the stones, and how to best care for crumbling and aging stones.
Featured Speakers: Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman, Diane Everman, and Ilene Murray
Sat., 14 September 10:00 a.m. Preserving Home Movies and Family Photographs Ellen Mays
Research librarian, Ellen Mays, will discuss helpful tips for preserving family videos and photos. Topics
covered will include preservation methods and resources, companies, and technology.
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 German-SIG Meeting Using Deutsches Geschlechterbuch and Deutesche Familienarchive
Deutsches Geschlechterbuch (German Lineage Book) and Deutsches Familienarchive (German Family
Archives) are standard sources for German genealogical research, but using them can be a challenge if one does not know the language. Get an overview of these publications and tips for finding and interpreting information.
Featured Speaker: Scott Holl
Sat., 12 October 10:00 a.m. Going with the Flow: River History and the Records that Trace It Porsche Schlapper
Just as the river itself has meandered and changed over time, so too have the ways in which its history has
been recorded. In this presentation, curator of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library,
Porsche Schlapper, will discuss letters, ledgers, books, (and more!) as well as how and where to find
evidence of your ancestor’s potential travel by or employment on American rivers.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 Irish-SIG Finding Irish Ancestors in the St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Office
The St. Louis (City) Recorder of Deeds office maintains many of the records needed to document your Irish roots. Marriage records go back to colonial times and there are some birth and death records prior to 1910. Additional records exist to help when imperfections, hiding places, and family stories have gone unexplored for decades.
Featured Speaker: Richard Buthod
Sunday, 27 October to Sunday, 3 November
Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City
Space is limited; for more information click here. Pre-registration required.
Sat., 9 November 10:00 a.m. Newspapers:Pages of Your History Patsy Luebbert
Whether in small towns or major cities, American newspapers usually reflected the interests and values of
the communities they served. Learn more about these wonderful resources from an experienced librarian
and genealogist from The State Historical Society of Missouri.
Sunday, 8 December 2019 Jewish-SIG Identifying and Preserving Photographs
10:00 a.m. till noon, Jewish Federation Building, 12 Millstone Campus Dr. 63146
Join us as noted expert on identifying and preserving photos, Maureen Taylor, comes into town to assist in pinning down clues in clothing, hair styles, backgrounds, etc. You are sure to pick up valuable tips from this noted genealogist.
Featured Speaker: Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective”