January 27, 2022

St. Louis: Library’s Standalone Genealogy Center a Lost Cause

From the St.Louis Post-Dispatch:

As the St. Louis County Library prepares to replace several branches in the next few years, one project has been scaled back. Lack of money means there will be no standalone genealogy center.

For at least two years, the library had said it hoped to break ground on a Center for Family History. But because it never did, land given by Sachs Properties reverted to the company.

Despite that setback, and the resignation last month of its director, the library has the public funding to proceed with a $108 million, 10-year construction plan and will include a genealogy center in one of the libraries, says its interim director, Kristen Sorth.

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See Also: St. Louis County Library Director Charles Pace Resigns, No Reason Provided (July 23, 2013)

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