St Louis County Library Tour

February 6th, 2019 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

St Louis County Library Tour is Tuesday, 07 May; 8:35 am until 4:00 pm, departing from the Convention Center. Transportation, entry fees, and lunch included in the $25 fee. To register, click HERE.

The National Genealogical Society invites you to visit the NGS Book Loan Collection housed at St Louis County Library, which will be open for research before, during, and after the Conference. Bus transportation from the Convention Center will be provided only on Tuesday for those who register for this tour.

History & Genealogy at the St Louis County Library celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2018. They are proud to house the book collections of both the National Genealogical Society and the St Louis Genealogical Society. An affiliate FamilySearch Library, the staff is trained in German, Irish and French-Canadian research.

The Library offers extensive German resources, including one of the largest collections of Ortssippenbücher (town lineage books) found in U S public libraries. Holdings contain Yizkor books; sources for British Isles research; a collection of French Canadian church records; and 850 reels from Canton Bern, Switzerland.

A wide variety of resources is available for research in the Midwest and Southern states including Southern Claims Commission records on microfilm and published Civil War histories. Special collections include the Mary F Berthold Collection of Scottish burial records, the Julius K Hunter and Friends African-American Research Collection, the Becker Collection of Swiss German records, Draper manuscripts, and a large collection of family histories. Religious records include those of the Archdiocese of St Louis.

St Louis Genealogical Society is providing bus transportation for the tour, and the library will offer a complimentary lunch for those participating in this visit. Limited registration is available. An incredible value for transportation, lunch, and a day of research at a prominent genealogical library!

For more information on the National Genealogical Society Book Collection, visit the library website HERE.

Information about the Julius K Hunter African American Research Collection is linked HERE.