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StLGS: Irish SIG - Placing an Irish Ancestor into StLGS’s First Families
Bernard/Barney/Brian King was an Irish immigrant who came to Missouri as a child with his parents during the infamous potato famine. Careful research led to placing him in St. Louis before the Civil War and recognizing him in the First Families program. You can honor your early ancestors by enrolling them in a lineage society with knowledge of the process.

Oct 25, 2022 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Viki Fagyal
@St. Louis Genealogical Society
Viki Fagyal has been researching her family for more than thirty-five years. The focus of her research has been rural Tennessee, Iowa, and Texas. Her Missouri roots include Franklin County and St. Louis. She has been a member of StLGS since 1981, serving on first the council and then the board as second vice president and delegate at large. She has also been education committee chair, newsletter editor, and, most recently, treasurer. She taught beginning genealogy classes for more than fifteen years for the society and has presented lectures at several conferences. She served as a committee chairperson for the 1999 FGS Conference and the 2015 NGS Conference in St. Louis. Viki developed an interest in orphanage care when she worked as the residential licensing consultant for the Missouri Division of Family Services, Department of Social Services, from 1993 to 2001. She is currently in charge of sales and the Trading Post for the society and works on the First Families committee.
Kay Weber
Programs Director and Co-leader for the Irish SIG @St. Louis Genealogical Society
Kay Weber has been an active member in StLGS since 1997 and has assisted many genealogists as a research helper in the office Reference Room and during our numerous “Ask a Genealogist” events. Kay is the co-leader of the Irish Special Interest Group. She has served the society as vice president of both membership and programs and for the past four years, she was the society president. Kay has been researching her family for more than thirty years and still manages to find new facts!