Special Events:

The Summer Speaker Series, “Hidden Gems at the Missouri State Archives,” featuring Missouri State Archivist, John Dougan, and Kelsey Berryhill and Christina Miller, was recorded and the digital recordings will remain online until the end of September. Registration for viewing the recorded webinars remains open. You can learn more and/or register on the Speaker Series page on this website.

Monthly Meetings:

Because the St. Louis County Library meeting rooms remain closed for the foreseeable future, we have made the decision to hold our monthly meetings via Zoom for the remainder of the summer, if not longer. You may “attend” the meetings as they are live streamed or watch the recordings that will be posted afterwards. Meetings are free, but, because there is a limit of 100 viewers for the live streaming, pre-registration is required. Instructions will be posted for registration approximately two weeks before each scheduled meeting.

Date Topic Speaker
Saturday, 13 June, 10 a.m. (Central) “Securing Your Legacy; Leave an Everlasting Memory for Your Family

Digital Recording and handout now available here.

Bob Goode
Saturday, 11 July, 10 a.m. (Central) “Finding Family Treasure on the Resale Market”

Digital Recording and handout now available here.

Laura Mackinson
Saturday, 8 August, 10 a.m. (Central) “A Trifecta of Disparate Sources: County Histories, City Directories,
and Sanborn Fire Maps
Bob Goode
Date/time TBA, September “Exploring 1875 St. Louis” (NOTE: This meeting will NOT be recorded.) Andrew Wanko
Date/time TBA, October “Ethnic St. Louis” Elizabeth Terry


Special Interest Group information:

German SIG

Next meeting: Wednesday, 16 September at 7:00 p.m. (Central), “It’s All ‘Dutch’ to Me: A Crash-Course in the Sounds of German” featuring J. D. Smith, PhD

This will be live streamed and recorded. Please note: Only 100 people can view the live lecture but everyone will be able to view the recordings for ninety days afterwards. Members of the G-SIG mailing list will receive an invitation to attend the live lecture on Monday, 15 June. If you are not on the mailing list and wish to view the live streaming, contact Carol Whitton prior to that date at

For more information on this meeting, go to the G–SIG page on this website.

Irish SIG

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 7:00 p.m. (Central) Exploring Ireland’s History Through Maps
The October meeting will be done by webinar.
Maps can be an excellent way to convey information, and the History and Genealogy department has recently added a series of historic Irish town maps to their collection. Join us as we discuss the value of this collection in helping you learn more about these towns and the history of Ireland as a whole.
Featured Speaker: Mike Bridwell

If you are not on the Irish SIG mailing list and would like to be added, contact Kay Weber and Carol Hemmersmeier at

Jewish SIG

The meeting scheduled for 26 August has been cancelled. The topic will be added to the 2021 schedule and will be presented next year. If you are not on the Jewish SIG mailing list and would like to be added, contact Phyllis Faintich at



For the remainder of this year, unless it is safe to resume meetings, all classes will be presented as webinars. Exact dates for all classes are not yet determined, but we expect to offer the following:

Pre-registration will be required for all live streamed classes. Instructions will be posted when dates are announced.

Office Hours: The StLGS office is closed until further notice for the health and safety of our volunteers.

Month Class
18 July, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. “St. Louis Resources for Genealogy Online”

More information now available here.

Ilene Murray
22 August, 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. “Using Family Search Online”

More information now available here.

Bob Goode
September “Foundations of Genealogy, Part I” Ilene Murray
October “Foundations of Genealogy, Part II” Ilene Murray
November “Legacy Family Tree” Cathy Amen