Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, meetings for at least the first part of 2021 will be held as webinars and will be recorded when possible. All times listed are for the Central Time Zone. In-person meetings, which are co-sponsored by St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63131, will resume at the library when deemed safe for all concerned. All events require advance registration and instructions for each event will be posted on the appropriate page on this website.


Sat., 13 March
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Historical Context and Social History for Family Historians Ellen Mays
Discover the importance of historical context and social history for family history research. Considering various historical factors helps family historians discover new resources and develop a more complete understanding of their ancestors. See how to use both primary and secondary sources to learn about the daily lives of your ancestors. This meeting was recorded and you can watch it here.
Wed., 17 March Webinar 7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: What Day is It? Interpreting Dates When the Calendar Changes Dan Lilienkamp
Calendar changes can present challenges to our research. Understanding when and why they happened can help us better interpret our genealogical records. This meeting was recorded and you can watch it here. BLANK
Sat., 10 April Webinar
10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: Researching Catholic Records
Rena Schergen
The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis encompasses the counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Warren, and Washington. Learn how to research these valuable records that include parishes, schools, orphanages, priests, cemeteries, religious orders, and more. Registration will open soon. This meeting was recorded and you can watch it here.
Tues., 27 April Webinar 7:00 p.m. Irish SIG Meeting: Exploring Griffith’s Primary Valuation of Ireland
Carol Hemmersmeier & Kay Weber
In the absence of so many census records, Griffith’s Valuation has become a gem for genealogists researching nineteenth-century Ireland. You can register for this meeting on the Irish SIG page.
Sat., 1 May & Sun., 2 May
Virtual Family History Conference
8:45 a.m. till 4:15 p.m. 49th Annual Family History Conference: All Roads Lead to Missouri Patti Hobbs, CG, and Local Speakers
Welcome to our second virtual and forty-ninth annual Family History Conference and learn more about migration in and out of Missouri. Patti Hobbs, CG, will give four lectures, two talks on Saturday and two on Sunday. She will be joined by local experts: Jake Eubanks, Carol Hemmersmeier, Sara Hodge, Mike Venso, and Kay Weber. Register now here.
Weds., 26 May 7:00 p.m. Jewish SIG Meeting: St. Louis Stories: Four Jewish Family History Case Studies
Martin Fischer
This is a four-in-one presentation highlighting some fascinating anecdotes about Martin Fischer’s St. Louis family. Meet Col. Abraham Slupsky, “The Most Famous Man in America;” Elda Slupsky Duke, accused of murdering her mother in the late 1930s; the Fischer family, owners of a dry goods store in Carondelet; and the Gogolinsky family of Warsaw, who became the Barney family of St. Louis. Registration will open soon.
Sat., 12 June Webinar 10:00 a.m. Monthly Meeting: The Lamps of Experience are Dim: Missourians in the Women’s Army Corps in WWII Mary Stansfield
Explore the creation of the Women’s Army Corps and the experiences of women in the U.S. Army during World War II. Although the presentation focuses on Missouri women, the issues they faced are the same that affected all women who served during this time period. Registration will open soon.
Weds., 16 June Webinar 7:00 p.m. German SIG Meeting: German Settlement in Missouri Carol Whitton, CG
German-Americans arrived before Missouri statehood. In the nineteenth century, German immigrants poured into the state, altering the population and keeping Missouri in the Union. Explore the Missouri counties with the largest influx of these immigrants. Registration will open soon.


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