Legacy Surname Index - this project consists of members submitting their SOURCED
ancestral hometown names of their German immigrants. These hometowns have been found
and verified by church books or other German sources. We hope that this index will
help others who may have a connection to this immigrant verify their German hometown
also. The Index can be seen by clicking here.
Family History Book - this project is member submitted stories of their German immigrant
ancestor. Who they were, where they came from, how they got here, where they settled
in the U.S. Other topics to include could be where they worked, where they lived
in St. Louis, where buried etc. The book will consist of stories of:
Germans in St. Louis - German immigrants who settled in St. Louis and Missouri and
surrounding areas in Illinois.
Germans in St. Louis - this will be people of German ancestry who live in St. Louis
now but would like to include their German immigrant who may have settled in other
parts of the country.
Stories should be 1-5 pages in length and can include photos. We have attached sample(s)
of stories and the template for one of them. The stories will be edited for grammar
This book will be available for a modest price and copies will be donated to Local
History and Genealogy Facilities in St. Louis and Illinois.
Detailed Guidelines for writing the stories have been formulated that can be viewed
by clicking here.
Germans in St. Louis is asking for you to submit your immigrant ancestor’s story.
All you really have to do is SUBMIT something we will be glad to help you. If you
would like help please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal is to have the
stories submitted by June 1, 2015.
Jan Wenk will be available on the meeting day /evening for help on the immigrant
story writing and preparing in a Word document. You can contact Jan at email@example.com.
Jan suggests that you bring your laptop, a flash drive, your research papers, and
if you don't have photos already scanned on the flash drive, to bring their photos.
Or, please call or e-mail Jan for the help.
A template is provided that you may use for your ancestor’s story.