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From time to time, members of the St. Louis Genealogical Society who share a common research interest have established a Special Interest Group. According to our bylaws, the SIGs shall be self-governing but operate under the auspices of the Society. Each group shall have a leader, who is a member of the Society, who shall report group activities to the vice-president-programs.

These groups have a long history with the Society. The first such group was rather informal. Called the “Kentucky Club,” its members (who shared a common interest in learning more about how to research their Kentucky ancestors) met for 14 years from 1972 to 1986. In the mid-1980s and again from 1996 to 2005 the Society hosted a Computer Interest Group.

To Create a Special Interest Group

The Society’s Board of Directors must authorize the formation of any Special Interest Group. Any member in good standing of the Society may present a proposal to the Board to create a Special Interest Group. This presentation should outline the objectives of the group and should demonstrate that there is sufficient interest within the membership of the Society to justify its creation.

Current Special Interest Groups

The Society is pleased to host these Special Interest Groups, which represent many of the dominant ethnic communities within St. Louis:

SIG Chair
African American LaDonna Garner
German Karl Daubel
Irish Ken Webb
Italian Ann Barberis Wittenberg
Jewish Phyllis Faintich

Click here for contact information for these SIG leaders.

Special Interest Group Meetings

All meetings of the Special Interest Groups are held at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. See the individual pages on this website for the current meeting schedules. All Special Interest Group meetings are free and open to the public.


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