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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No monthly meeting in May due to our annual Family History Conference, Saturday, 6 May 2023, featuring nationally known speaker, Judy Russell. Registration to watch the digital recordings of the conference lectures is still 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
Jillian Howell
We invite you to explore the new Archives and Research Center at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. Assistant curator, Jillian Howell, 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 for this meeting is now open on the Jewish SIG page.
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Sat., 10 June
Hybrid
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Using the St. Charles County Historical Society Website as Your Gateway to St. Charles County History
Greg Hilton
Did you know that St. Charles was Missouri’s first capitalf city? That Daniel Boone and Lewis and Clark have ties to the city? Greg Hilton will show how using the St. Charles County Historical Society’s website can point you to some amazing original records. Registration for this meeting is now open on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Weds., 21 June
Hybrid
7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: Who Was John Gergen? Reconstructing the Life of a German-Hungarian Immigrant
Benjamin Moore
John Gergen, a German born in Hungary, died in St. Louis in 1935, having  lived a working class life. Dr. Moore wrote a book on this boy after finding his schoolwork, and in detailing John’s life, he discovered a rich social history of the south St. Louis neighborhoods in which John lived. Please note: This meeting will NOT be recorded, although it will be livestreamed. Registration for this meeting is now open on the German SIG page.
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Sat., 8 July Hybrid 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Safety Online StLGS Tech Team
There are definite steps and procedures you can implement to have a safer experience when using your computer and smart/mobile phone. This presentation will explore email safeguards, internet browsing, texting, protecting personal information, password management, and software suggestions. Registration for this meeting will open in June on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Tues., 25 July
Hybrid
7:00 p.m.
Irish SIG Meeting: Townlands and Parishes
Gabrielle Ni Mheachair
Understanding townlands and parishes in Ireland is a must if you are searching for your ancestors. The concept of townland has evolved over time, and Catholic and Anglican parishes add more confusion to the search. Registration for this meeting will open in June on the Irish SIG page.
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Tues., 12 August
Hybrid
10:00 a.m.
Monthly Meeting: The Battle of St. Louis During the American Revolution
Judy Belford
Over the years, a number of books and articles have been written about the bloody attack on St. Louis during the American Revolution, but most people today are surprised about that part of our history. This talk will share the story. Registration for this meeting will open in July on the Monthly Meeting page.
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Sun., 27 August
Hybrid
1:00 p.m.
Jewish SIG Meeting: East Side Mishpachah: Jewish History and Family in Southwestern Illinois
Will Shannon
Learn about the Jewish communities in East St. Louis and Belleville in this new presentation. You’ll also get tips and resources on researching your family’s roots in southwestern Illinois. Registration for this meeting will open in July on the Jewish SIG page.
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