Remember that the StLGS October monthly meeting is this coming Saturday, 10 October, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters in the auditorium. Rena Schergen, the director of the Catholic Archdiocese archives in St. Louis, will discuss the Catholic records that are available to genealogists and how to access them.
For those of you with roots in northern Illinois, the Tazewell County Genealogical and Historical Society announces their conference, “Harvest Time for Genealogists,” on Saturday, 24 October 2015. The day's featured speaker will be Lin Strong, current president of the Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America. Lin has led many tours to Ostfriesland (Germany), the Netherlands and Belgium. More information is on the society's website: http://www.tcghs.org/.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is sponsoring three upcoming free genealogy webinars. On 13 October, “Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Successful Research;” on 10 November “In-laws and Outlaws: The Bylaws of Talking About the Family Skeletons,” and on 8 December, “The US Federal Census: Good, Bad, and Ugly for Genealogists.” These webinars are available to all as they are presented. Once they are archived, they will only be available to members of ISGS. Learn more about these webinars and how to register, if you are interested, at http://www.ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227/.