I 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.
As soon as I arrived in Springfield this afternoon, I headed for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to peruse some newspapers for Jersey County. For years, I have been looking for the obituary of Ellen Tourville Burley who supposedly died in January 1875 from a horse accident. I finally found it!
My good friend Diane is flying in tomorrow to attend the FGS conference also, I cannot wait to catch up with her!
A few pictures of St. Louis as a bonus. I really liked my stay there, I will definitely have to return!
St. Louis’ Gateway Arch
The Old CourthouseOld Cathedral, St. Louis Parish, founded in 1770, construction 1831-1834