25 March 2019

Registration Now Open for the StLGS Annual Research Trip to Salt Lake City

Time to Register for the 2019 Salt Lake City Research Trip!

Registration for the St. Louis Genealogical Society's annual genealogy research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, is now open. This year's adventure begins on Sunday, 27 October and ends the following Sunday, 3 November.

This is the society's twenty-sixth annual trip to the world's largest library devoted just to genealogy. For one full week, you can enjoy non-stop, uninterrupted working time in this huge genealogy playground!

The trip includes seven nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, right next door to the library and across the street from Temple Square, shuttle service to and from the airport, a Sunday dinner, Monday evening meeting, and individual assistance all week long from two experienced leaders. A pre-trip meeting and an electronic mailing list ensure that all your questions are answered and give participants a chance to get to know each other a bit before traveling.

18 March 2019

Announcing Two Exciting Upcoming Events!

 2019 Summer Speaker Series

Your Family Stories: What DID They Say?

Featuring John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.

Ready for that little push you might need to take your family research to the next step? Wish you could learn more about how to capture some of your interesting family stories either in an article, a short story or two, or in a book? StLGS has got you covered!

How about spending a week in July listening to and learning from published writers and editors who can get you started and/or move you along on your way to writing? You can begin your adventure by joining us on Saturday, 13 July 2019, when nationally known writer, instructor, and lecturer, John Philip Colletta, Ph.D., comes to St. Louis as our featured guest at the 2019 Summer Speaker Series.

11 March 2019

Volunteers, Please! And a Lesson to Be Learned . . .

NGS Conference Volunteers Needed

Are you going to the National Genealogical Society Conference from the 8th to the 11th of May 2019? Would you like to be a room monitor? Your assignment will be a session of your interest so you won't miss anything. Room monitors do need to be registered for the conference, but if you think you might enjoy helping out, please send an email with a preferred telephone number to Marilyn Brennan at volunteers@stlgs.org and she will get back to you with instructions. We need many volunteers for a successful conference and we will be most appreciative of your assistance. (If you have already signed up at a previous meeting, you don't need to email again. Marilyn will be in touch with you as soon as she knows where people will be needed.)

04 March 2019

Trivia Night Success and Upcoming March Events

Well, it does seem like March has come in like a lion, doesn't it? That has not, however, dampened our genealogical spirits! Many of us gathered on Saturday night, the 2nd of March, for the tenth annual St. Louis Genealogical Society Trivia Night and had an amazing time! One of our largest fundraisers, Trivia Night never disappoints, and as you can see in the photos below, a good time was had by all.

Kudos, as always, to Trivia chairperson, Karen Goode, and her committee of hard-working volunteers for orchestrating a wonderful evening. Our moderator, Judi Donahue, had ten rounds of challenging questions for us, and the silent auction baskets, filled with donations solicited by Karen's committee and beautifully wrapped by them, were, as always, a huge hit. Thanks to the generosity of our members and our community, we raised much-needed money, had a chance to socialize, eat and drink together, and provide some nice cash prizes for our game winners. By the way, congratulations go to the St. Louis County Library table for being the night's reigning champions!