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Welcome to the History & Genealogy Virtual Classroom

View recordings of classes taught live by the History & Genealogy staff. The videos below can also be viewed on the on the St. Louis County Library YouTube channel. Handouts for the classes can be downloaded as PDFs.

View and register for upcoming live classes.

101 | Who Were My Ancestors? Beginning Genealogical Research

If you have little or no research experience, this is the class for you. Learn about the genealogical research process and the many resources available in History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library. Download the class handout as a PDF.

102 | Library Skills for Genealogical Research

Libraries offer essential tools for researching your ancestry. Learn how to search online library catalogs, obtain materials from distant libraries, locate periodical articles, and use the library’s in-house guides. Download the class handout as a PDF.

103 | Finding Ancestors in U.S. Census Records

Census records are a basic and essential source for genealogical research in the U.S. Learn how to search census records effectively using Ancestry Library Edition and other electronic databases. Download the class handout as a PDF.


302 | Discovering Ancestral Military Veterans

Explore strategies for military research in the Fold3 and Ancestry Library Edition databases, as well as in print and internet sources. Download the class handout as a PDF.