GGS Gatherings

GGS Gatherings

  • Sat
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pmSt. Louis Public Library Central Branch

    Come join us at an Open House Hands-on German Research Workshop on Saturday September 19, 2015 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Members of the Germanic Genealogy Special Interest Group will be at the St. Louis Public Library Central Branch (1301 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103) in the Genealogy Room helping those participants with their German genealogical research and brick walls.

    We will have a few members who will be able to translate short German documents.

    What to bring:

    • Change for parking meters or credit card
    • German genealogical problems
    • SHORT German documents

    Parking Details:

    Preparing to research at the SLPL. Take a look at this handout to discover what resources that they have in the Genealogy Room.  Researching Your German-American Ancestors at St. Louis Public Library

  • Sun
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pmLutheran Hour Ministeries

    Have you ever wondered what types of traditions your ancestors had? Join us to learn more about the German Holiday Traditions of the past and present. There will be a panel of GGSIG Steering Committee members who will be discussing a few of the traditions that your ancestors might have celebrated.

    Topics covered will be
    * Decorations
    * Christmas Markets
    * Food
    * Beverages
    * Music

    We would also like to have a few participants share their family traditions. So if you have some fun Christmas traditions please share.

    We will be holding the panel at the Lutheran Hour Ministries [660 Mason Ridge Center, St. Louis, MO 63141]. Doors will open at 1:00 so you can talk among friends and explore the exhibits presented. Presentation will be at 1:30 - 2:30. After the presentation, gather back in the All-Purpose room for more conversation and refreshments.

    All are welcome.