I was cleaning up my email box last night and came across a rather rude email from one of the visitors of this website that I had apparently failed to delete after replying to.  This person suggested that I give up my “job” at the “genealogy society” to someone else who could do her research for her. I just want to remind everyone that this website is NOT an official city or county website and that Ste. Genevieve does not have a historical or genealogical society (there is Landmark’s Commission and the Foundation for Restoration, but that’s as close as it gets, ironically enough).  ThisRead More →

In spite of what that hackneyed proverb says, money can buy you happiness—as long as you spend it on others. A study by Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton reveals that people who engage in charitable deeds on a regular or, even, daily basis have qualitatively improved lives. The study showed that even minor donations like $5 can make significant improvements in self-fulfillment. Repeated donations improved emotional well-being The study was spurred in part by the observation that many financially successful people fail to find greater enjoyment and pleasure from a greater number of possessions or a more comfortable life. Norton set out to prove that moneyRead More →

I have turned off registration to this site as spam bots are, well, spamming me incessantly with it.  If you need an account to be on the surname registry (which is, I believe, the only reason you’d need to register anymore), then please email me directly.  Thanks!Read More →

PRESS RELEASE The St. Francois County Historical Society invites the public to join them Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Farmington Firehouse for their program entitled: ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MATERIALS SURVEY by Ellen M. Ryan Ellen M. Ryan, who holds an MA in History from Southeast Missouri State University, is Digital Project Manager with Special Collections and Archives located at Kent Library on the campus of the University. Her presentation on April 25th 2012 will provide information on a survey of original source materials from the Civil War now being conducted throughout twenty-eight counties of Southeast Missouri, including the Mineral Area. TheRead More →