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Events & Classes

Format: 11/30/2020
Format: 11/30/2020

Program sites are accessible. With at least two weeks' notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Call 314-994-3300 or contact us.

By registering and participating in the Library’s virtual program, you understand that the video and audio content is streamed to other participants if your microphone or video camera are on. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian’s permission to participate and anyone age 9 or younger must have direct adult supervision for the duration of the program.

5
Dec

Virtual Program: History & Genealogy Virtual Expo--Sessions 3 & 4

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Connect with organizations that can help you discover the history of your family and your community. Representatives of St. Louis-area local history and genealogical organizations will give informative presentations followed by question and answer sessions. The Expo will be conducted in four sessions over Zoom on the following dates and times: Saturday, Nov.

8
Dec

Virtual Program: Using German Newspapers When You Don't Know Much German

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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German-language newspapers are a valuable source of obituaries and other genealogical Information, and you do not have to be an expert in the German language. This presentation will offer tips for locating and deciphering obituaries in German newspapers. The program is presented in partnership with the Tri-State Genealogical Society, Evansville, Indiana.

12
Jan

Virtual Program: Discover History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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With research materials covering the St. Louis metropolitan area, Missouri, migration trails into Missouri, and European homelands, the History & Genealogy Department's vast resources provide a wealth of possibilities for discovering your family's history and that of your local community. The library is home to the St.

21
Jan

Virtual Program: FamilySearch Basics

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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FamilySearch.org is a free website offering access to millions of records for genealogical research. This class will provide an overview of the kinds of records available and how to find them. 

4
Feb

Virtual Program: Getting More out of FamilySearch

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Basic search techniques will miss most records in FamilySearch. Learn to navigate unindexed image collections, search the FamilySearch catalog effectively, and use advanced search features to tap into hard-to-find records.Pre-requisite: FamilySearch Basics or equivalent research experience.

8
Feb

Virtual Program: Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Digging Deeper

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Learn about additional sources and techniques to deepen your research and overcome roadblocks. This course will use specific examples of records available and show you how to use them. Prerequisite: “Tracing your African American Ancestors: Getting Started in Genealogical Research” or comparable research experience.