Monday, January 7, 2019

StLGS News and Some January Dates to Remember

StLGS News
With the new year we welcome Michelle Pearce to her elected position of vice-president of
membership and we bid a very fond farewell to our friend Ed Dolata as he goes on to pursue other interests. An active volunteer since the early 2000s, Ed has served in every capacity at the StLGS office, from data entry to society president, treasurer, vice president for membership, and office manager. His willingness to pitch in and help out included the annual Family History Conference,  which he chaired for several years, and an active presence at just about every event the society sponsored. His generosity, level-headed thinking, and organizational skills have guided the society during the past two decades, and we will greatly miss him in the StLGS office.

Just before he left, in late December, we were able to say goodbye at a small reception in our office. Here, Ed and StLGS president, Kay Weber, stand behind the table volunteers filled with holiday goodies to munch on. The basket contained notes to Ed with remembrances and good wishes. (Photos by Ilene Murray)

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On Saturday, 5 January 2019, StLGS was honored to receive an award for historic preservation bestowed on the society by the Olde Towne Fenton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Several society members attended the ceremony. Shown here are Kay Weber receiving the plaque from Kathy Givens, the chapter's historian, and StLGS and DAR members Carol Whitton and Judy Belford. (Thanks to Donna Barnes and Viki Fagyal for the photos.)


Reminders . . .

January Monthly Meeting
Our first monthly meeting of the new year will take place on Saturday, 12 January, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Headquarters building of the St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. We'll start the year with a panel discussion where you can "Ask Louie." We hope to see you there.

Trivia Night

This popular fundraiser will take place on Saturday, 2 March, at the Maplewood/Richmond Heights Community Center. Always a fun-filled occasion, this evening event has rounds of interesting questions, a fabulous silent auction, and bonus rounds with excellent prizes. Registration is now open, and we do hope you will invite friends or just come by yourself and make new ones. Click here for more information and/or to register on our website.


Finding Your Roots, Season Five, Begins Tuesday, 8 January 2019
Those of you who are fans of Henry Louis Gates's genealogy series, Finding Your Roots, will be glad to know that the new season begins Tuesday evening, 8 January, at 7 p.m. Central Time on PBS (locally channel 9). The opening show of the season will feature comedian Andy Samberg and author of the Game of Thrones novels, George R. R. Martin. Should be a great show! To watch a preview and/or learn more about the upcoming season, click here.






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