Wednesday, June 8, 2016

StLGS Summer Schedule

Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely spring weather in St. Louis! We want to take this opportunity to remind you to about some upcoming StLGS events.

Our June monthly meeting is this Saturday, June 11th. Please join us in the auditorium at the St. Louis County Library (SLCL) Headquarters to hear Carol Hemmersmeier talk about "Sifting for Pay Dirt: Finding and Recycling Golden Nuggets in our Own Backyards."
     Carol will share some techniques for finding overlooked information in all those stacks of material you already have collected. Remember, our meetings start promptly at 10 a.m. and they are free and open to everyone.

Also coming up this month on Wednesday, 22 June, at the SLCL Headquarters, in the auditorium, is our German Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting. Carol Whitton, German SIG leader, will present a talk on "Exhausting U.S. Records to Find Your German." The meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to all.

And in July . . .

Our July monthly meeting is on the 9th of the month at SLCL Headquarters and will feature Dorris Keeven-Franke talking about "Missouri's German Heritage."

Have you registered yet for the Summer Speaker Series? You won't want to miss Beth Stahr, a librarian and educator from Louisiana, who will be joining us at our office in Maplewood for an all-day conference (including lunch) on Saturday, the 23rd. "I Know They Came Here! Why Can't I Find Them?" will focus on finding immigrant ancestors, and the day's talks will concentrate on censuses, passenger lists from New Orleans, German migration up the Mississippi River, and analyzing data. This promises to be an outstanding event, and we hope to see you there! Save a bit of money by taking advantage of early registration, but remember, that discount ends on 9 July!

For those of you with Irish connections, the Irish SIG will meet on Tuesday, 26 July at SLCL Headquarters in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Patricia Walls Stamm will be the guest speaker and will talk about "Mining All of the Resources from FamilySearch.org/."

More information about all of our meetings and special events is always on our website. Go to www.stlgs.org and use the buttons on our home page and the calendar at the bottom of that page for the most up to date information.