Meetings, lectures, inclement weather

  • Attend free lectures on genealogy topics presented the first Thursday of each month. Open to the public. We invite you to join our efforts to preserve ancestral data.  Contact SCCGS Board members who conduct business every other month, six times per year.
  • Virtual time and location: 7:00 p.m. (Central) 
  • Inclement Weather Policy: Meetings in person are canceled if District 118 Schools are closed on meeting day. Check local TV and radio stations for those updates.
  • Last minute changes are posted to SCCGS Facebook.
Thursdays 7:00 pm (Central)  unless noted otherwise.


With permission, lectures and slides are posted on the SCCGS Member website for about two months.

June 2, 2022

“Pioneers of Greater Appalachia: Research in the Draper Manuscripts”

Click here to register in advance at this zoom link. Tip: save the confirmation email for connection information on presentation day.

Daniel Lilienkamp discusses the Draper Manuscript Collection, a unique resource for researching eighteenth and nineteenth century Appalachian and Ohio Valley ancestors. Encompasses areas from Western Pennsylvania south to West Virginia, Virginia and parts of North Carolina; west to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. Learn about guides, finding aids, indexes, transcriptions and resources to help research in the collection; and explore case studies of increasing complexity and possible research strategies.

Daniel R. Lilienkamp, J.D., earned a BA in history from Texas Lutheran University and a J.D. from Tulane University. He has been researching his own family for more than 20 years. He is the Reference Specialist at History & Genealogy at the St. Louis County Library, where he has worked for the past 14 years. He regularly speaks at local, regional and national conferences where he uses expertise in African American, German, Swiss, Alsace and Lorraine, French Canadian (Quebec), Appalachian and Ohio Valley genealogy to demonstrate sound research practices and the use of complex resources.

July 7, 2022 Navigating the Society’s public website. Diane Walsh, webmaster. Register in advance at this link. SCCGS’s public website has grown to 495 pages and documents since 1999. Tips to cover the site thoroughly will be demonstrated.
August 4, 2022

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