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Events & Classes

Format: 01/25/2022
Format: 01/25/2022

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.

2
Feb

Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Getting Started in Genealogical Research

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Do you want to research your African American family but don’t know where to start? This class will teach you the basics of genealogical research including resources available in the History and Genealogy department at the St. Louis County Library. In celebration of Black History Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

9
Feb

Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Digging Deeper

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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. In celebration of Black History Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

16
Feb

Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Advanced Techniques

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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The usual techniques can often lead to roadblocks in African American research. The instructor will use case studies to demonstrate how researchers can fill gaps in missing information. Prerequisite: “Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Digging Deeper” or comparable research experience. In celebration of Black History Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.

23
Feb

Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Records of Slave Owning Families

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Slave owning families often kept detailed records of their enslaved African Americans. Discover ways to find the last slave owner and learn how to find and use these private records to reveal more information about your family. Prerequisite: “Tracing Your African American Ancestors: Advanced Techniques” or comparable research experience. In celebration of Black History Month. Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering.