Wednesday, October 23, 2013

St. Louis Genealogy Events This Weekend: 26 and 27 October

Of course, there are baseball games to watch, but just in case you need something to do during the daylight hours this coming weekend, here are some suggestions:

St. Louis Genealogical Society Speaker Series: Start with the Internet . . . And Then What?
Saturday, 26 October; Orlando Gardens, 8352 Watson Road, Webster Groves, MO
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.; lectures begin at 9:00 a.m.
Genealogists should search the Internet for their needs, but how do you make the most of what is online and what do you do next? Four area genealogy experts will share best practices and give you plenty of ways to move forward in your research. For more information, go to the StLGS website <www.stlgs.org>.

Please note: The StLGS office will be closed on Saturday, the 26th so our volunteers can attend the conference.

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Carondelet Historical Society celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Frederick W. Bouchein Library
Sunday, 27 October, 1:00 p.m., 6303 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MO
Keynote speaker: Tom Weil, author and former travel writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Carondelet Historical Society Library has many books, maps, photos, and other records from this very old village, now a neighborhood, in the southern part of St. Louis. The society invites everyone to celebrate their growing library, housed in a former school building. Refreshments will be served. For more information, you can contact them at <info@carondelethistoricalsociety.org>.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Upcoming Events in Union and St. Charles, Missouri

The Franklin County (Missouri) History Fair is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, 20 October 2013, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the County Seat Senior Center in Union. This free event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the history and genealogy of the region. Many historical societies will be participating including the State Historical Society of Missouri, as well as DeSoto, Old Mines, Bellevue Valley, Jefferson County, Crawford County, Gasconade County, and Friends of Daniel Boone's Burial Site. Many local Franklin County groups will be on hand and St. Louis Genealogical Society will also have representatives there. Throughout the afternoon, demonstrations of spinning and basket weaving and genealogy workshops are scheduled to take place, and refreshments will be available for purchase. A silent auction, hourly 50-50 drawings, and attendance prizes should make the day even more fun. For more information, you can contact Sue Blesi, fair organizer, at <franklincountyhistory@msn.com> or call 573-739-9201.
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We mentioned this in a recent issue of News 'n Notes, but it bears repeating: If you are working on German genealogy, you might like to spend a day in St. Charles at the Family History Workshop on Saturday, 2 November 2013. More German Resources There are Never Enough! features experienced German researcher, author, and lecturer, Baerbel Johnson, who will deliver four lectures: "German Records and Resources on FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com," "German Research: Connecting People with Places," "Our German Ancestors and their Occupations," and "Helpful German Research Websites." The event, co-sponsored by the St. Charles County Historical Society and St. Charles Community College, costs $30 and will be held on the community college campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, in the social science building auditorium. Box lunches are available for pre-order for an additional $8.
        Pre-registration is necessary. If you would like to attend, make your check payable to St. Charles County Historical Society and mail it to 101 S. Main St., St. Charles, MO 63301. Be sure to include your name, address, e-mail, and phone number. Questions? Call the Historical Society at 636-946-9828.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Speaker Series Reminder and Special Event in Arnold, Missouri

Have you registered for the Fall Speaker Series yet? This is just a reminder that the early registration for "Start with the Internet . . . And Then What?" ends on Saturday, 12 October. Of course, you can register after that, but it will save you some money and ensure that you have a spot (and a lunch!), if you register early. For more information on the Speaker Series or to register, you can click here to go directly to the StLGS website.

And from our friends in Jefferson County, Missouri, comes this invitation:

Using the Online Website: FamilySearch.org
Friday, 11 October
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Arnold Branch Library, Jefferson Co., Missouri

This genealogy class will explore the overhauled and expanded FamilySearch website. Learn how to effectively search billions of records across hundreds of collections and save images pertaining to one's family.

Call the Arnold branch library for more information or to register: 636-296-2204