Thursday, March 5, 2015

FIND MY PAST FREE WEEKEND

Join the fun this weekend at findmypast.co.uk/freeweekend and bring your past to life for free with Findmypast.

 Records available will include:
  • Over 200 million UK census records
  • Travel and migration records, allowing you to trace your family overseas
  • Crime and punishment records
  • Military records from conflicts such as the Battle of Waterloo, Crimean War and World War 1
  • The UK’s largest online collection of Parish Records, from as long ago as the 16th century
In addition, you’ll have access to our archive of over 10 million British newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710, as well as our collections of newspapers from all over the world, allowing you to take your research even further. 


FAMILY HISTORIES



Use one or more of the Library's 2,900 family histories arranged by family name for your genealogical research, or Ask a Librarian to look something up.




CREATIVE EXPERIENCE AT CENTRAL LIBRARY



Creative Experience is a digital maker space. It is a platform for collaborative digital media creation and publishing. The space inspires ingenuity, encourages artistry, and cultivates expertise. Upon entering the Creative Experience, the user is presented with four Pods. Each Pod contains software and hardware that allows users to create, edit, and digitally publish audio, video, photo, print, and interactive content for the web.

Creative Experience also features a Recording Room. The room has a Mac with Pro Tools, Garage Band, Audacity, and Apple Logic Pro, as well as a mixer, speakers, three microphones, an eighty-eight key keyboard, and headphones. We encourage users to bring in their own instruments and we have numerous cables to connect them. In addition to recording music, users can record oral projects, such as podcasts, oral histories, or spoken word poetry.

More info here.

FARMLAND


This film takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their twenties, all of whom are responsible for running their farming business.

More info? Go here.

Friday, February 27, 2015

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY BLOGS

Whatever your particular passion might be, it's likely that one or more of our baker's dozen of blogs will provide information of special interest to you:

LINK

ARCHITECTURE AROUND THE WORLD


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SLPL OBITUARY INDEX NEWS

Indexes for 2012, 2013, and 2014 have been added to our online obituaries index:

LINK




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DAS BOOT


Please join us for the latest installment in our ongoing Winston Churchill WWII Film Series:

Friday, February 6, 2015

WINSTON CHURCHILL WWII FILM SERIES


Three more films in this fantastic series!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

MISSISSIPPI RECORDS AND BRICK WALLS

Know anyone interested in beginning their family tree?  Please let them know about a meeting of the St. Louis Genealogical Society's African American Special Interest Group on Saturday, February 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Training Room (Central Library, 2nd Floor).  There will be a discussion on indexing Mississippi records and a roundtable discussion on breaking through the "brick walls" encountered in African American genealogical research.  The meeting and both discussions are free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome.


Questions?