Ask Louie RelaunchesFor the past few years, StLGS has had a lookup service called Ask Louie. Originally meant for members only to ask for research strategies, Ask Louie often was flooded with requests that took hours of volunteer time to fulfill. As a result, in late fall 2017, we decided to take another look at how the service worked to see if we couldn't do a better job of helping our members.
The Ask Louie committee has now proudly relaunched the service with a few major changes.
- Ask Louie is now open to everyone, not just StLGS members.
- The committee will answer just one question at a time and only after the submitter has done some research on his/her own.
- Volunteers will not do research for you; they will, however, direct you to sources, repositories, and websites, or, if necessary, suggest you try hiring a professional genealogist who can help answer your question.
On the Ask Louie page on the StLGS website, you will find specific instructions and a link to some suggestions for how to ask a good question. You will also find a link to a flyer that lists St. Louis resources for research. All of these items may prove to be helpful as you think about how Ask Louie can be of service to you.
To access the Ask Louie web page, click here.
2018 Winter/Spring ClassesOne of the benefits of StLGS membership is free classes for members, and the winter/spring classes are now posted online so you can register. Please remember that you must pre-register as classes may be cancelled or filled to capacity and we need to be able to notify you.
Featured for this session are five classes:
- Foundations of Genealogy, Part One, Sunday, 4 February
- Foundations of Genealogy, Part Two, Sunday, 11 February
- Intermediate Irish Research, Saturday, 10 March
- Advanced RootsMagic, Saturday, 24 March
- Meyers Gazetteer and Other Parish Finding Aids, Saturday, 28 April