Meetings are held at the St. Louis County Headquarters Library Auditorium located
at 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri unless stated otherwise.
October - No formal meeting in October but GiSTL recommends you explore
German heritage on display at "Deutsch Country Days" Oct 21-22. More info: https://www.deutschcountrydays.org/
November 22 - Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Lecture by Dan Lillenkamp. Everything
you Know is Wrong! Many of our brick walls are self-constructed. A case study using
a St. Louis German family shows how erroneous assumptions often prevent the identification
of ancestors and their town of origin. Ignoring the assumptions and engaging in thorough
research not only identified the ancestral home in Germany, but also revealed the
story of a chain migration of other family members to St. Louis.
December 9 - Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 pm
One on One Help
One of our new things for 2016 with the group is to offer one on one help with your
German research on a quarterly basis. Some volunteers will be in the History & Genealogy
Dept. at the St. Louis County Headquarters Library on:
THIS IS IN LIEU OF A PROGRAM AT THE LIBRARY! Germans in St. Louis will have several
members attending the October 22 day event. Come out and join us!
October 21 & 22 "Deutsch Country Days" in Marthasville, their 36th Annual German
Living Historical Festival. They have a living museum, Luxenhaus Farm with Haus,
Mercantile/Shops, Barns, Mills and a covered bridge. Open from 9 am to 5 pm, located
at 18055 State Highway O, Marthasville, MO 63357. Fee to get in $18.50 Adults, seniors
$16.50, $8.50 Children. https://www.deutschcountrydays.org/
November 5- 12 - Salt Lake City Research Tour - Family Tree Tours - Are you looking
for that elusive hometown or just want an opportunity to have loads of resources
at your fingertips, the Family History Library is just the place to help you. $650.00
pp/dbl $525.00/triple $275.00 single supplement
St. Louis County Library Special Collections Department has tours of their department
and all the books, films and everything they have. Tours are the first Wednesday
and third Saturday of the month at 10:30 am Just show up and GOOOO!!!!!! 314-994-3300
extension 2070. Tier 4 open to the public every third Saturday at 10:30 am. There
are 13,000 + family histories, school yearbooks, and materials for states west of
the Mississippi and more.
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Dates for the St. Louis County Library Programs are in the "PastPorts" publication
put out by the Genealogical and Historical Department , subscribe to it and you will
have great information and the dates of programs. https://www.slcl.org/pastports
All the past editions are there from Nov 2008 to present month. The March 2015 issue
has a great article on STL German churches.