Month: September 2016

St. Louis Genealogy Conference

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Sponsored by the St. Louis Missouri Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
15081 Clayton Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Learn from experts about the best research strategies and resources here in Missouri, online and globally.

National, regional and local genealogical experts will share their fascinating tips and techniques for gathering family history information. You will hear the best ways to get started, unstuck or swept away in the art of family history research. Multiple ways to improve and simplify family history for future generations will be covered.

The menu link above for “Sessions and Presenters” provides session descriptions and presenter bios.


All are Invited

The conference is free.

Patrons as young as age 12 are welcome to attend.

There are many sessions to choose from. Anyone may attend any session. Select a customized conference schedule based on your skill level and interests. Come for all or part of the day.

Please register in advance. Sign-up on their “Registration” page.

Lunch will be provided. (donations accepted)

Good News for Adoptees

This is good news for adoptees who are tracing their family histories.birth certificate of potential adoptees

That would include the late Sara-Ann Beatty and others whom I have met over the years.

In one case I know of someone who learned that her birth name was “Konert.” Several years ago, she sent out letters to every Konert in Missouri searching for her birth parents. The only bit of info she had was that her mother was 36, worked as a housekeeper in the Kansas City area, was Catholic, and was a good seamstress. She did not know the father’s name, but he was a son of the family she worked for. They owned department stores in the Kansas City area and he was Lutheran.  Those were the only clues she had. She was born in 1947.

Now it seems that in a couple of years, she will be able to get a copy of her original birth certificate.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/birth-certificates-now-unlock-past-for-some-missouri-adoptees/article_736d7c35-c4a8-5e52-8d69-dc73bb607847.html