St Louis

Edna Mary Penny Wells 1941-2008

Edna Mary Penny Wells died last week in St Louis, Missouri, just a few days shy of her 67th birthday. She was the daughter of Edna Mary Micheau of St Louis and the late Ralph Penny; and the granddaughter of the late Joseph Perry Micheau and Edna Lewis. She was the third generation daughter named Edna and hence she was …Continue reading →


A Little Photographic Treat from The Research Trip

[Posted from Los Angeles, California] In several posts in the last year, I’ve mentioned the Oblate Sisters of Providence (see The French Negroes of Illinois series, here, here, and here; and the Gunsmoke post). In St Louis, I found this photograph of Sister Mary Philomena (nee Emma Micheau) and Sister Mary Celestine (nee Adelaide “Addie” Francis Micheau). That’s Sister Philomena …Continue reading →


A Couple of Uploads from Photo Grrl

Right: Our author takes a stroll off the train during a lenghty stop at Albuquerque. Left: Craig at St Louis Public Library, 7/23/07 Left: Kansas City Union Station, 7/19/07


The Reserach Trip Gets Much, Much Better

[Posted from the St Louis Public Library, St Louis, Missouri] Life on our big research trip has gotten much, muuch better! On Friday, I explored the well-maintained genealogical collection of the St Louis Public Library at the central branch downtown, as well as the archives of the St Louis Post-Dispatch and the now-defunct St Louis Globe-Democrat. The complete archives of …Continue reading →


This Trip Has Got to Get Better Because . . .

. . . well, just because! [Posted from the St Louis Public Library, St Louis, Missouri]–So just after I completed the last post from Kansas City Union Station, Amtrak announced it was time to board the train for St Louis. Except that this day, it wouldn’t be a train, it would be a bus! Why? An Amtrak spokesman explained, “There’s …Continue reading →


GeneaBlogie’s Mid-Summer Project!

Over the last four or five weeks, I’ve teased a bit about some great project that’s on its way. Well, the teasing is over and our great project has begun! Here it is: we are headed to Missouri on a major research trip . . . but the deal is we are going via Amtrak and for the first time …Continue reading →

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