Join staff member, Grace Dumelle for the following two presentations.
Saturday, August 25
What: Unlocking the Doors to Your Home’s Past and Tools to Dig Deeper: Probate and Inquest Records
When: 9:30 – noon
Where: St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO
Who: Grace Dumelle
“Unlocking the Doors”: Satisfy your curiosity about your own home or one in the family. Learn techniques for dating a residence, discovering the architect, and unearthing old photos and plans. You can also find out who lived there, what they did for a living, and other fascinating tidbits.
“Tools to Dig Deeper”: It’s worth looking for a probate case even if you think your ancestor didn’t have money. You can find relatives you didn’t know existed, a listing of property and furnishings, and bills from service providers. When you see a coroner’s signature on a death certificate, or have a newspaper account of an accident, obtain the inquest to open a fascinating window on the circumstances of the death.