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Group Meetings


Meetings are held at the St. Louis County Headquarters Library Auditorium located at 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri unless stated otherwise.





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 December gathering  party with a possible topic.





January 6       - Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 pm


February 17   - Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 pm


March 12        - Monday 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Large meeting room at Daniel Boone Library - Chesterfield, MO


April 9            - Monday 6:30 to 8:30 pm - Large meeting room at Daniel Boone Library - Chesterfield, MO


May 31           - Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm


June 18          - Monday 6:30 to 8:30 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:


None scheduled Right Now



Other Events


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


November 14    - Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm Presentation by Kathy Wurth on German Emigration & Immigration at the Kathryn Linnemann Library in St. Charles. Will discuss the process of emigration and what records were created in Germany and also resources for records when they came into the U.S. 


Other Notes


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.

To receive Missouri History NewseNewsletter from the Missouri History Museum Library send an email to  write the word “subscribe” in the subject line, give name and e-mail.

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.  All the past editions are there from Nov 2008 to present month. The March 2015 issue has a great article on STL German churches.





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