Dan Lilienkamp

Dan Lilienkamp – Daniel R. Lilienkamp, J.D. is the Reference Specialist at History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library. Dan earned a BA in History from Texas Lutheran University and a J.D. from Tulane. He brings expertise in African American, German, and French Canadian (Quebec) genealogy. Dan is particularly interested in complex sources and enjoys developing tools and programs to help researchers to best utilize them.  


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Finding Your Ancestors in the Draper Manuscript Collection– The Draper Manuscript Collection is a unique source for researching eighteenth and nineteenth-century Appalachian and Ohio Valley ancestors. Learn about guides, finding aids, indexes, transcriptions, and resources to help you research in the collection. Explore case studies of increasing complexity and discuss possible research strategies. 


Finding Your Ancestors in German Church Records– German church records can are the principal source for learning about your German ancestors. Get some ideas on how to find your ancestral town in Europe and learn the types of information you might find in these records and how to use them to trace your family.