12 July 2015

StLGS Irish Sig Meeting for July

On Tuesday, 28 July, the Irish Special Interest Group of St. Louis Genealogical Society will have a special meeting to celebrate the beginning of their seventeenth year! Join the group at 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters in the auditorium to hear Ann Fleming, nationally-known researcher, author, and speaker, (and a long-time StLGS member) discuss "Chart the Trails Using Timelines." Ann will show you how to use timelines to organize data and better identify those elusive ancestors. Questions? Contact Kay Weber at irishsig@stlgs.org/.

 Jefferson Barracks Expansion

Also, for those who live in south St. Louis County or are interested in the possible expansion of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, there are public meetings scheduled for Tuesday, 21 July, and Thursday, 23 July, at 7:00 p.m. at the Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road, St. Louis, MO 63125. If you cannot attend the meeting but want to express an opinion, you can fill out a survey for the Parks Department online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MT63YK3/.

10 July 2015

Jefferson Co., Missouri, Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in preserving the long lost Jefferson County historical Circuit Court records. Archivist Bill Glankler will spearhead the project for the Missouri State Archives (MSA). When completed, the digital copies will be placed on the MSA website for all to view. Volunteers are needed to straighten folded circuit court packages. The documents are being digitized in Hillsboro at the Jefferson County History Center at Jefferson College. The Center is located in the Jefferson College library and is a repository for historic documents from the Jefferson County Courthouse.

The project will start on Thursday, August 13th and then continue every Thursday. The hours will be from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. They are planning on working from 10–12, taking an hour lunch break, and then working again from 1–3. If someone isn't able to volunteer every week or all day, he/she can work every other week or just a morning or afternoon shift. If the project has more than four volunteers, they will plan to set up an every other week rotation schedule.

Please let Joette Klein, librarian for the Jefferson County History Center, know if you are interested.  Her e-mail is jklein1@jeffco.edu or by you can phone her at 636-481-3161.

(Thanks to Chris Merseal in Jefferson County for sending us this information.) 

05 July 2015

Book Reviewers Needed

Time for putting out the word again that we need book reviewers for the StLGS Quarterly. We have a batch of interesting books that need to be read and reviewed. You do have to come into the office to pick up the book and to return it. Reviews are usually anywhere from a half to a whole page long, nothing more complicated.

Please contact Dan Kerckhoff, our archivist, at archivist@stlgs.org or just come by the office during business hours if you are able to help.

Here are the books currently waiting review:

The Jewish Presence in Early British Records, 1650–1850 by David Dobson

Irish Emigrants in North America, part eight, by David Dobson

Historic German Newspapers Online, compiled by Ernest Thode

Derry-Londonderry: Gateway to a New World by Brian Mitchell

The Surnames of Wales, Updated and Expanded by John and Sheila Rowlands

German Pioneers of Montgomery County, Ohio, translated and edited by Elfe Vallaster Dona

O'Sullivan: The Earliest Irish Royal Family History and Genealogy by William Randolph McCreight

The Ultimate Search Book, 2015 edition, U.S. Adoption, Genealogy & Other Search Secrets

Quick Sheet: Citing Genetic Sources for History Research by Elizabeth Shown Mills

Genealogy at a Glance: Ohio Genealogy Research by Michael A. Ports

Polish Roots, second edition, by Rosemary A. Chorzempa