Thursday, February 18, 2016

GERMAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH

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A previous post on this blog includes additional details.

You can register online for this free event here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

GERMAN GENEALOGY RESEARCH: BEYOND THE BASICS

Saturday, March 05, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Central Library – Auditorium (basement level)

This program, co-sponsored with the Germanic Genealogy Group of the German American Heritage Society of St. Louis, will be a day-long seminar comprised of classes on different aspects of German genealogical research.   The speaker for all four classes will be Roger P. Minert, Ph.D., A.G.

Schedule

8:30-9:00    Open for Registration Check-In

9:00-9:15    Opening Remarks and Introductions

9:15-10:30  First Session:  Cemeteries in Central Europe

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:15 Second Session:  Deciphering Handwriting in German Documents

12:15-1:30   Lunch (at our café, or several lunch options on nearby Washington Avenue)

1:30-2:45     Third Session:  Communicating with Agencies and Individuals in Europe

2:45-3:15     Break

3:15-4:30     Fourth Session:  German Census Records

Please enter through the Locust Street entrance as this event begins before Library hours.

You can register online via our Events Calendar, or call us and we can register you for this special event (314-539-0385). Registration is required!


Downtown restaurants list: http://www.diningstl.com/Downtown.htm

There will be limited free parking available for this seminar on our surface lot at 15th and Olive Streets (NW corner). The gate will be up, so you won’t need to get a token to leave that lot after the seminar. Remember, though—first come, first served—and parking is no longer free at meters on Saturdays (so car pool or use Metro-Link if at all possible).

Other parking options at Central Library: http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/central_parking.asp


Questions, or to register: cmillar@slpl.org or 314-539-0385.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SLPL REFERENCE DATABASES--BIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION: For the benefit of its cardholders, the Library maintains subscriptions to many high-quality web-based reference products not openly offered on the Internet.

Access to this premium web-based content is one of the privileges of holding a St. Louis Public Library Card. Some content is only available on reference computers at Central Library and our branches; some databases (like those listed below) are also available from home using just your library card and a PIN (more info on PINs).

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/article240098943.asp
Biography: Search over 300,000 biographies on more than 220,000 people from nearly 80 respected Gale Group sources.

Discovering: Search in-depth reference content for the core curriculum areas of Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies.

MAPS OF MISSOURI

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/article240109024.asp
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CELEBRATING THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION (1904)

http://www.slpl.org/slpl/library/article240109024.asp
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AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

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