Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society GAR Memorial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita
Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
& St. Louis County Library, St. Louis, Missouri
September 8 - 16, 2018
Overview
The Wichita Genealogical Society is conducting a research trip to St. Louis, MO and Fort Wayne, IN. The trip will leave Wichita at Village Tours on September 8, one night in St. Louis, on to Fort Wayne, Indiana for four nights, and then back to St. Louis, Missouri for 3 nights.  Will arrive back home on Sunday, September 16th.
 
This is the only trip that WGS will be sponsoring in 2018. Arrangements can be made to pick up travelers in Emporia and Kansas City area!!!
 
Details
 
Cost of the trip based on a minimum of 18 travelers:
Single Occupancy        $1,403 per person
Double Occupancy        $963 per person
 
This includes: Transportation, hotel in St. Louis (4 nights) and    Ft. Wayne (4 nights), all breakfasts (8 days), Kick-back evening buffet in St. Louis (4 nights) luggage handling in Ft. Wayne, bus driver tip, shuttle to/from library.  Trip will leave Wichita at Village Tours on September 8, one night in St. Louis, on to Fort Wayne, Indiana for four nights, and then back to St. Louis, Missouri for 3 nights.  Will arrive back home on Sunday, September 16th. 
 
Research Opportunities
 
The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library is a remarkable family history destination and continues to build on its tradition of excellence in serving genealogists, historians and other interested hobbyists and scholars.  Their experienced staff, who are not only librarians but also genealogists, provide services to a full range of patrons from beginners to experienced researchers.  The Center has an extensive collection of 350,000 printed volumes and more than 513,000 items of microfilm and microfiche.   Their family history collection is in excess of 55,000 volumes of compiled genealogies represents research already begun on many North American and European families.  
 
St. Louis County Library was founded in 1998, the History and Genealogy Department is a major research destination offering access to a growing collection of more than 85,000 print items, 850 periodical titles, 40,000 microfilm rolls, and a variety of electronic databases.  History & Genealogy collections offer unique sources emphasizing research in the St. Louis metropolitan area, the state of Missouri, and states and foreign countries that fed migration into Missouri. The collections also offers substantial holdings for New England states, the original 13 colonies, and a growing collection of sources from foreign countries. Military history and sources for research on various ethnic and national groups are well represented.
 
For access to their catalogs and additional information go to: www.genealogycenter.org and www.slcl.org
For additional information contact:  trips@wichitagensoc.org
 
Download the Trip Fact Sheet and Registration Form for more details.