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Events & Classes

Format: 09/24/2017
Format: 09/24/2017
25
Sep

Identifying Ancestral Military Veterans

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore strategies for conducting military research in the Fold3 and Ancestry Library Edition databases and in print and online resources. To take this class, you should already know how to use a computer and search the internet.
Adults. Registration required. Computer Lab.

28
Sep

Using the Kaskaskia Manuscripts

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Kaskaskia Manuscripts comprise a collection of primarily 18th-century civil records kept by the French in Southwestern Illinois. Document types include marriage contracts, wills, land records, and manumissions. Learn how to use this fascinating set of manuscripts for genealogical or historical research.

30
Sep

Tracing Your African American Ancestors

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Are you interested in finding your African American Roots? This class will show you how to research your ancestors using two case studies. The first will show you how to get started, and the second will demonstrate how you can use specific source materials to solve common road blocks. The class will conclude by investigating additional records to help deepen your research.

30
Sep

Beginning a Genealogical Project

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn about the genealogical research process, including getting started, organizing and citing your findings, using the library, various research formats (print, microfilm, and electronic), and the many resources available in History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library. If you have little or no experience with genealogical research, this is the class for you.

2
Oct

Identifying Ancestral Military Veterans

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Explore strategies for conducting military research in the Fold3 and Ancestry Library Edition databases and in print and online resources. To take this class, you should already know how to use a computer and search the internet.
Registration required.

9
Oct

History and Genealogy in Newspaper Databases

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Newspaper databases make it easy to access millions of articles electronically, and they can be used at home with a valid St. Louis County Library card. Databases covered in this class will include 19th-Century U. S. Newspapers, NewspaperArchive, and current and historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch databases. To take this class, you should already know how to use a computer and search the Internet.

12
Oct

Beginning a Genealogical Research Project

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn about the genealogical research process--getting started, organizing and citing your findings, navigating the library, using various research formats (print, microfilm, and electronic), and discovering the many resources available in History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library. If you have little or no experience with genealogical research, this is the class for you.

14
Oct

St. Louis Genealogical Society General Membership Meeting

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Searching for Clues in Coroners' Records | Coroners' records are often an overlooked source for genealogical research. The presenter will examine several coroners' case files to see what details there might be of interest to the genealogist.

16
Oct

History and Genealogy in Newspaper Databases

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Newspaper databases make it easy to access millions of articles electronically, and they can be used at home with a valid St. Louis County Library card. Databases covered in this class will include 19th-Century U. S. Newspapers, NewspaperArchive, and current and historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch databases. To take this class, you should already know how to use a computer and search the Internet.

16
Oct

Genealogy: Finding Your Ancestors in the Draper Manuscript Collection

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This collection is a unique and interesting source for researching 18th and 19th century ancestors living between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. The class will focus on types of documents in the collection and cover findings aids, indexes, transcriptions and similar sources. The speaker will present three case studies of increasing complexity to illustrate possible research strategies.

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