Monday, April 7, 2014

Incredible Raffle Prizes for the 2014 FHC!

Have you registered yet for the 44th annual StLGS Family History Conference? The early registration date is coming this weekend, Saturday, 12 April. Of course, you can register after that date, but why not save yourself $10 by registering now?

As if a whole day of fabulous lectures and shopping for genealogy treats isn't enough, this year's raffle table is stocked with amazing goodies. Here's what we have for you . . .

  1. Two (2) one-year world-wide subscriptions to Ancestry.com donated by Ancestry.com
  2. A one-year membership to the National Genealogical Society (NGS) donated by NGS
  3. Four hours of research time donated by Dan Vornberg, an expert on German and Irish research 
  4. Five films from the collection of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to be sent to Special Collections at St. Louis County Library, where they will remain on permanent loan (two lucky winners!) donated by one of our generous volunteers.
You can buy your raffle tickets in the lobby at the registration table on Saturday, 26 April, when you arrive or throughout the morning hours. Winners' names will be drawn after lunch.

Ready to register? Click here to go to our website, where you can click on the FHC button and sign yourself up. If you prefer to mail in your form, remember that Saturday, 12 April is the deadline for early registration.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Learn About Early St. Louis Fur Trading This Weekend

This Saturday, 5 April, the grounds of the Chatillon-DeMenil mansion in St. Louis will be transformed into a replica of a late-eighteenth century fur trappers' encampment complete with demonstrations, storytelling, children's activities, displays, and much more. Guests will get a chance to ask questions, interact with the re-enactors, learn about the artifacts the trappers used, and see what life was like for these intrepid early Americans. At 1:30 p.m., the newly renovated carriage house will be the location for a lecture on the history and the impact of fur trading in St. Louis. This free event begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. and will be fun for the whole family.

You can find more information about the day's activities on the Chatillon-DeMenil website http://www.demenil.org/. Click on the link on the right that says, "April 5 Educational Event."

The house is located on the south side of St. Louis at 3352 DeMenil Place, close to Utah Street and Interstate 55. If you scroll down to the bottom left of the home page and click on the address link, it will open to a Google map.