40 Days | Day 7 | Goodbye, St. Louis and Hello, Springfield!

IMG_6019 2I could tell you that Day 6 was a leisurely one with visits to the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse and the Old Cathedral but a genealogist can’t stay away too long from a repository. So after all that walking, in the afternoon, I went to the St. Louis County Public Library where there is an entire floor dedicated to genealogy with enthusiastic and helpful staff. I was working on people living in Cahokia, Illinois and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri (what a coincidence!). Liz Loveland, who was there as well, made quite a fabulous find herself. Continue reading

40 Days | Day 3 | St. Louis, Missouri

IMG_5619Before stopping by its Research Center, I thought of going to the Missouri History Museum but at the last minute, I sat on the fence as I was a bit tired. Then I got a tweet from Liz Loveland and off I went to pick her up at her hotel for a quick visit to the museum. If you haven’t seen it and plan to come to St. Louis, keep that one on your list. Two majors reasons: it is free and it has plenty of exhibits for every taste—Route 66, The Little Black Dress (mourning dress for us genealogy and history buffs) and the 1904 World Fair. Continue reading

40 Days

Missouri History Museum - Front 2012No less than 40 days of genealogy, that’s what I’m talking about. It’s my reward, I have been dreaming about this forever. A real 100% pure genealogy vacation—with virtually no weather issues at hand! Well, we’re not there yet. Still have to wait… 40 days!

What’s the plan? Well, let’s see. I sure do not want to tell you everything right off the bat. But let me say this, my trip will get off to a great start. For those of you who read my posts regularly, any hint of where I always wanted to go? Continue reading