Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cliff Cave Branch of SLCL Features Our Own Ken Webb

Ken Webb, one of our society's multi-talented volunteers, is doing a series of genealogy workshops at the Cliff Cave branch of St. Louis County Library. This coming Monday night, the 16th of December, Ken will talk about "Offline Genealogy Resources." The talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end about 8:00 p.m. More information about Ken's talk is on the St. Louis County Library website http://www.slcl.org/content/genealogy-101-offline-genealogy-resources-special-guest-ken-webb.

The Cliff Cave branch of SLCL is located at 5430 Telegraph Road in Oakville, Missouri. Ken currently is the society's vice-president-membership and a co-leader of the Irish Special Interest Group. He is the vendor chair for the annual Family History Conference and our go-to person for photography at special events.

If you have any questions about Ken's talk, you can call the library at 314-994-3300. For directions and a map, click here: http://www.slcl.org/content/cliff-cave-branch.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Steamboat Talk at Mercantile Library

Did you have ancestors who worked on the rivers during the 19th and 20th centuries? If so, you will not want to miss a talk by Sean Visintainer, curator of the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library. Sean will present the Curator's Colloquium on Saturday, 7 December 2013, from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. entitled "Bales, Barrels and Bail: Life On and Around 19th and 20th Century Steamboats."

Held at the Mercantile Library in the Thomas Jefferson Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, this talk requires pre-registration and a nominal payment of $10 for Mercantile Library members and $12 for non-members. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Parking is free and available on campus. To register or for more information, call Sean at 314-516-7244.