Learn about the genealogical research process and the resources available through the St. Louis County Library, including Ancestry Library Edition. Some African American-specific record sets within those resources will also be discussed. In celebration of Black History Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.
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.
Sponsored by the St. Louis Genealogical Society.
Graveyards were the standard before the rural movement took cemeteries outside city limits and embraced the natural environment. Today, cemeteries are not only focused on the death of an individual, they are focused on when that individual arrived at the cemetery. Use of receiving tombs and the difference between public lots/private lots can give more details concerning one’s search than some realize. Iconography can also play a key role in pointing to important elements in an ancestor’s life. Presenter: Dan Fuller.
Adults. No registration required.
Learn about the truths and myths of the day African Americans were allowed to attend the 1904 World's Fair. This program will explore the experience of African American workers, vendors, and visitors at the fair, as well as the events that took place on July 13, 1904. Speaker: Carol Shelton, a professional storyteller for more than twenty-five years, author, and retired teacher. Adults. Registration required.
Frederick Douglass was a steadfast supporter of President Ulysses S. Grant who actively campaigned for him in 1868 and 1872. Grant recognized Douglass's talents and asked him to visit Santo Domingo (present-day Dominican Republic) to learn more about the country. In this program, National Park Service historian Nick Sacco will discuss the political partnership of Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass. In celebration of Black History Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.
If you have little or no research experience, this is the class for you. Learn about the genealogical research process, the many resources available through History and Genealogy at the St. Louis County Library, and how to get started using Ancestry Library Edition. Adults. Registration required.
The Ancestry Library Edition database is a powerful tool for genealogical research. Find out how to search it and take advantage of its many records. Adults. Registration required. Computer lab.
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the St. Louis County Library! Learn the history of the beautiful and traditional art form of Irish dancing and see a demonstration from the local Clarkson School of Irish Dance. The Clarkson School's dancers compete at the local, regional, national and world levels in solo, ceili and choreography dancing. They may even teach a few moves! Presented by the History and Genealogy Department. All ages welcome. Registration required.
In the 1870s, women in the United States did not yet have the right to vote or hold office. Social reformer Victoria Woodhull challenged those restrictions. By the time she was in her 30's, Victoria owned her own newspaper, a Wall Street brokerage firm, and was a highly sought-after lecturer. In 1872, she became the first woman presidential candidate, running an uphill campaign against popular incumbent Ulysses S. Grant. Find out more about Victoria's unusual life with Park Guide Evan Meyer. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.
Sponsored by the St. Louis Genealogical Society German Special Interest Group
Ortssippenbucher contains genealogical information about families in a specific town, village or parish. Information can cover many generations of a family going back to the beginning of religious records. Discover how to access and use these books for your German research.
The Ancestry Library Edition database is a powerful tool for genealogical research. Find out how to search it and take advantage of its many records. Adults. Registration required.