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Date: Saturday, 01 November 2008
Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m.
Presentation: 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Missouri Civil War Museum & Library at Jefferson Barracks
Speaker: Mark Trout
The meetings are held at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters auditorium and are open to the public.
Chat time, a question and answer or discussion period, begins at 7:00 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. During the winter months of January, February, and March, the meetings are on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., with the main lecture at 10:30 a.m.
Genealogy Book Jamboree
7 December 2008
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
at the StLGS office
#4 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143
This free event is open to everyone.
The St. Louis Genealogical Society sponsors an annual pre-holiday Book Jamboree as a community service to the public. Genealogical and historical organizations around the greater St. Louis area will present their publications to the public. Several local authors, including Marilynne Bradley, Robbi Courtaway, Ann Fleming, NiNi Harris, Julius Hunter, and Don Marsh, will be on hand to sign their history-themed books.
Items of military interest, maps, and state and local history books will also be on sale. Additional items include resources for how to conduct genealogical research, publications geared to specific interests, such as St. Louis cemeteries, CDs of out-of-print books, and many volumes on St. Louis area history.
The Book Jamboree provides a wonderful opportunity to browse and purchase gifts for those looking for genealogical and historical resources for the holiday season. [See flyer.]
Everyone attending this regional Book Jamboree will be entered into a drawing for several attendance prizes. This event is free and open to the public. Ample free parking is available.
French Special Interest Group Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
St. Louis County Library Headquarters Auditorium
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Business Meeting begins at 7:00 pm
Presentation begins at 7:30 pm
The speaker for this event will be Margaret Kimball Brown, PhD. Dr. Kimball will speak on the French in Colonial Illinois.
She is the author of several books including The French Colony in the Mid-Mississippi Valley and History as They Lived It: A Social History of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois and co-editor of The Village of Chartres in Colonial Illinois, 1720-1765.
Two of the author's books will be available for sale at the meeting; unfortunately, The Village of Chartres in Colonial Illinois, 1720-1765 is out of print
More schools have been added to the Jefferson County Historical Society
website, transcribed by Blaine Olson.
:) Lisa K. Gendron
Come Join Us at the Family History Fair!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Fair is co-sponsored by the
Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Jefferson County Library
The free event will take place at the Jefferson County Library,
5680 State Road PP, High Ridge, MO 63049
Presentations on the agenda will include:
DNA & Genealogy, presented by Mindy Hudson ---- 10 a.m.
Saving and Organizing your Digital & Paper Documents, by LaDonna Garner, CG---11:30 a.m.
German Genealogy Research, presented by Dan Vornberg --- 1 p.m.
Beginning Genealogy on the Internet, presented by Christine Merseal ---- 1 p.m.
Beyond the Population Census Schedules, presented by Pat Stamm CG, CGL --- 2:30 p.m.
● Also present will be genealogical and historical organizations from around the area.
● Access the library’s online databases such as Ancestry, Heritage Quest & Footnote for free.
● If you attend the fair, and wish to join the Jefferson Co. Genealogical Society for $12. You will receive a free copy of Family Tree Maker v. 16, a $25.00 value.
● Attendees have a chance to win door prizes throughout the day. The grand prize for the Family History Fair will be free admission to the St. Louis Genealogical Society Fair on May 2, 2009, a $65.00 value. Both the St. Louis and the Jefferson County Family History Fair are wonderful learning events.
Registration is not required. However, lecture space is limited so arrive early to sign up for the presentations on the day of the event.
For more information visit the Jefferson County Genealogical Society website at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mojcgs/subindex.html or contact Christine Merseal or Mindy Hudson at 636-677-8186.
Due to the May storms knocking over several panels that were removed from
display for visitors,
The Vietnam Traveling Wall is coming back to Desoto, Mo.
Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th
At Walthers Park (across from the Armory and VFW).
For more information please visit: http://www.desotomo.com/thewall.htm
To see The Wall travel schedule:
Can't make it? Visit The Virtual Wall
Jefferson County, Mo. Admin
The following school records, transcribed by Blaine Olson, have been added
to the Jefferson County Historical Society website.
:) Lisa K. Gendron
Don't know how much help this will be, but here is a link to a listing of
the mine names and type of mining done in Washington County. Some tiff
mines are listed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "mbolive" <mbolive(a)bellsouth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 2:21 AM
Subject: [MOJEFFER] Mines
> My father was a tiff miner until his health made him stop.
> Did they do any tiff mining in the mines and if they did how can, I find
> the names of those mines? Are there any mines still in operation today?
> I have an old picture of men digging for tiff but they were above ground.
> The holes look like water well. Wouldn't those men be associated with a
> company mine? How can I find out the names of those mines?
> Is there anyone who made have a list of the names on the different mines?
> Any kelp help would be appreciated.
> My Dad, Francis Champ (B8/28/1918 & D 9/26/1949) work in a mine until his
> health made him quit.
> Is there anyway I can find out which mine he worked in? Also are any of
> mines still open.
> Thank you,
> PORTELL,CHAMP, POLITTE, BOYER, COURTAWAY/COURTOUIS/COURTOIS, COLEMAN,
> GOURNEAU/GOVERO, ROUSSIN, LaCHANCE, PEPIN, LALAUMONDIERE/LALUMONDIERE,
> ARCHAMBEAU, OLIVIER, CHABOT, ROBINET, RULO, OLIVE, BEGUETTE, TESSIER,
> MARLER, HOUSE, DEGONIA, DEGAGNES, MICHAUD, MARCHAND, PAGE, PAGET,
> JOBIDON, PAUZE, FOUNTAIN, PERTHIUS, ACCIA, BOISMENU, BIENBENUE
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