Local Germanic / Genealogy Events

Local Germanic / Genealogy Events

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017
    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Orlando Gardens, 2050 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

    Click here for the online registration at our store.

    Click here for a PDF registration form to mail in your registration.

    Click the blue link for a Google Map to Orlando Gardens, Maryland Heights.

    Each summer the society presents a Speaker Series, a one day seminar focused on a specific topic. This single concentration provides a wonderful opportunity to hear a series of related presentations in detail, while also being able to share information with others interested in the same topic.

    This year’s Summer Speaker Series will be held on Saturday, 22 July 2017, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

    Our featured speaker will be noted author and lecturer, James M. Beidler, who will give four talks designed to help you learn more about resources available online to help you with your German research:

    --  German Immigrant Waves: Contrasts and Sources

    --  Mining the Über-Sites

    --  All About Compgen.de

    --  Online German Church Registers, Duplicates, and Substitutes

    For more detail on each of the talks, click here for a copy of the Summer Speaker Series registration booklet.

    Why not add an additional week-long institute, “Missouri Research”? Register for the Missouri Institute 17-20 July. Save money by attending both. For more information and/or to register, please click here.

    For information about the history of the StLGS Speaker Series, click here.

    Biographical Information on the Speaker:

    James M. Beidler, writes “Roots & Branches,” an award-winning weekly newspaper column on genealogy that is the only syndicated feature on that topic in Pennsylvania. He is also a columnist for German Life magazine and is editor of Der Kurier, the quarterly journal of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He is the former executive director for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. He served as national co-chair for the 2008 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Philadelphia. Beidler is also a frequent contributor to other periodicals ranging from scholarly journals such as The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine to popular-interest magazines such as Ancestry and Family Tree Magazine. He also wrote the chapter on genealogy for Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth, published jointly by the Penn State Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.As a lecturer, he has been a part of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s acclaimed Commonwealth Speakers program since 2002 and has been a presenter at numerous conferences. In addition to being a member of numerous genealogical, historical, and lineage societies, Beidler sits on Pennsylvania’s State Historic Records Advisory Board as well as the selection committee for the Pennsylvania Newspaper Project.
  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    1:00 pmMO History Museum - Lee Auditorium
    Maps for Genealogists
    Emily Jaycox

    There’s much more to maps than simply finding directions, as Head Librarian Emily Jaycox will reveal in this in-depth presentation. Historic maps depicting former boundaries and landmarks can give you a better understanding of your ancestors’ experiences. Several specialized types of maps—including plats, fire insurance maps, and geological survey maps—can even reveal new facts about your family history. Pairing maps with other primary sources can yield even more information and help you feel as if you’re “walking where they walked.”

    Series: Genealogy Programs
    When: Sunday, August 13 2017 at 1:00 pm
    Where: Lee Auditorium
    How Much: Free
    Brochure: maps for genealogists.pdf
  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017
    11:00 am - 5:00 pmGerman Cultural Society Of St. Louis

     Check out the Kirchweihfest German Festival at the German Cultural Society Of St. Louis on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and get detailed info for the event - tickets, photos, video and reviews at

    http://do314.com/events/2017/8/20/kirchweihfest

  • Sat
    26
    Aug
    2017
    9:30 amMO History Museum Library & Research Center, 225 S. Skinker Blvd.

    Missouri History Museum associate archivist Dennis Northcott will discuss resources and strategies for researching the history of your St. Louis home.

    We are booked to capacity for this workshop. Click "REGISTER" below to be added to our wait list, and we'll let you know if space becomes available!

    Series: Genealogy Programs
    When: Saturday, August 26 2017 at 9:30 am
    Where: Library and Research Center
    How Much: $10 per person; $5 for MHM members
    Tickets: [Register]

    Other Tickets: mohistory.org/genealogy-programs or (314)361-9017

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Thu
    16
    Nov
    2017
    Thursdays, 6:30PM-8:30PM2323 Elm Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
     A 10 week basic genealogy class covering family, church, county, and military records. Learn how to research and organize your family history. Please bring family information including names, birth dates and places to the first class to fill out your charts.

    Library: K. Linnemann Branch of St. Charles City-County Library
    Location: KL Meeting Room A
    Registration opens 8/1/2017.  To register, click here.

     

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    Friday 10:00 AM and Saturday 8:00 AMiWireless Center, Moline, Illinois

    Build Your Family Tree: DNA, Research, & Writing

    The Illinois State Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for its Fall 2017 Conference in Moline, Illinois to be held Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th!

    Featured speakers include Karen Stanbary, Jay Fonkert, Tony Burroughs, Ginger Frere, Dr. Daniel Hubbard, Marsha Peterson-Maass, & Rachel M. Popma.    Click here for more information and to register today.

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017
    7:00PM-8:30PM2323 Elm Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
    What was the process your ancestor went through to leave Germany? Learn about legal and illegal emigration and what records may have been left behind. We will explore some German emigrant databases and then review immigrant records in the U. S.

    Library: K. Linnemann Branch of St. Charles City-County Library
    Location: KL Meeting Room A
    Registration: 9/30/2017-11/13/2017.  To register, click here.

    Co-sponsored by the St. Charles City-County Library District and the St. Charles Historical Society

    Contact: Jim Rhodes
    Presenter: Kathy Wurth, researcher and speaker