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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyDepartments/StLouisCountyCircuitCourt St. Louis County Courthouse<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1348866128157_123" />]<br>41 S Central Avenue <br>Clayton, MO 63105<br>Phone: 314.889.2041&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1877-1910; <br>Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St Louis County, Missouri. Page 406 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
St. Louis County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Louis was one of the five original districts of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Territory Louisiana Territory] from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1812 to 1821.
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St. Louis County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Louis was one of the five original districts of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Territory Louisiana Territory] from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] from 1812 to 1821.  
  
On August 22, 1876 the [[St. Louis City, Missouri|City of St. Louis]] voted to separate from St. Louis County and became an independent city.
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On August 22, 1876 the [[St. Louis City, Missouri|City of St. Louis]] voted to separate from St. Louis County and became an independent city.  
  
 
====== Parent County  ======
 
====== Parent County  ======
  
'St. Louis County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.
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'St. Louis County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.  
  
*'''County seat''': City of [[St. Louis City, Missouri|St. Louis]] (1805- Mar. 1877)<br>
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*'''County seat''': City of [[St. Louis City, Missouri|St. Louis]] (1805- Mar. 1877)<br>  
 
*'''County seat''': Clayton<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> (abt. 1878-present)
 
*'''County seat''': Clayton<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> (abt. 1878-present)
  
::'''Note''' - The seperation was not official until a court case decided the issue in March of 1877. St. Louis County started separate record keeping from St. Louis City in 1877. It was not until December 1878, however, that the county established a new courthouse in the new county seat of Clayton, Missouri.  
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::'''Note''' - The seperation was not official until a court case decided the issue in March of 1877. St. Louis County started separate record keeping from St. Louis City in 1877. It was not until December 1878, however, that the county established a new courthouse in the new county seat of Clayton, Missouri.
  
 
::Records for the county (1805-1876) are maintained by the [[St. Louis City, Missouri|City of St. Louis]] and records {{nowrap|(1877-present)}} are maintained by the county. The two years of 1877 and 1878 are a gray area in county record keeping and records for those years may show up in city records. Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.
 
::Records for the county (1805-1876) are maintained by the [[St. Louis City, Missouri|City of St. Louis]] and records {{nowrap|(1877-present)}} are maintained by the county. The two years of 1877 and 1878 are a gray area in county record keeping and records for those years may show up in city records. Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.
  
For further explanation see [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/stlouis/stl-split-results.htm St. Louis City and County Split & How it Affects Research in St. Louis].  
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For further explanation see [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/stlouis/stl-split-results.htm St. Louis City and County Split &amp; How it Affects Research in St. Louis].  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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*[http://www.slpl.org St. Louis Public Library] (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.<br>[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/lisindex.htm St. Louis Public Library Local History Indexes and Bibliographies]<br>
 
*[http://www.slpl.org St. Louis Public Library] (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.<br>[http://previous.slpl.org/libsrc/lisindex.htm St. Louis Public Library Local History Indexes and Bibliographies]<br>
  
*[http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library] has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City and St. Louis County in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/indexes.htm indexes] for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.<br>
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*[http://www.slcl.org St. Louis County Library] has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City and St. Louis County in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created [http://www.slcl.org/genealogy-and-local-history/indexes indexes] for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.<br>
  
 
*[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center] has a collection of books, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photographs including: Biographies, yearbooks, business and trade catalogs and military records. Their website has a [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home searchable genealogy index] that covers many of these collections.<br>
 
*[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center] has a collection of books, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photographs including: Biographies, yearbooks, business and trade catalogs and military records. Their website has a [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home searchable genealogy index] that covers many of these collections.<br>
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*List of [http://www.stlgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=381&Itemid=955 St Louis Area Cemeteries] with records on Cd available for purchase from the St. Louis Genealogical Society.
 
*List of [http://www.stlgs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=381&Itemid=955 St Louis Area Cemeteries] with records on Cd available for purchase from the St. Louis Genealogical Society.
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148811 B'nai Amoona Cemetery, University City]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160141 Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, Ladue]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147985 Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, University City]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65896 Chinese Cemetery, University City]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=65817 Oakwood Cemetery, Kirkwood]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158694 Ohave Sholom Cemetery, University City]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148730 Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Maryland Heights]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
 
==== Church History and Records  ====
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===== '''''Catholic'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Catholic'''''  =====
  
*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/catholic/cath-research.htm#links Catholic resources] including a [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/catholic/cath-research.htm#links list of Catholic priests] * that served in St. Louis from 1841-1900.
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*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/content/catholic-church-records-0 Catholic resources] including a [http://www.slcl.org/content/catholic-priests-st-louis-1841-%E2%80%93-1900 list of Catholic priests] * that served in St. Louis from 1841-1900.  
*St. Louis County Library's Catholic records collection is large. A list of their holdings from the Archdiocese of St. Louis is not available online. They have published a 348 page guide [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/catholic/archparish.htm ''Guide To St. Louis Catholic Archdiocesan Parish Records''] detailing their holdings.
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*St. Louis County Library's Catholic records collection is large. A list of their holdings from the Archdiocese of St. Louis is not available online. They have published a 348 page guide [http://www.slcl.org/genealogy_and_local_history/publications ''Guide To St. Louis Catholic Archdiocesan Parish Records''] detailing their holdings.
  
 
===== '''''Lutheran'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Lutheran'''''  =====
  
*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/lu-research.htm Lutheran resources] including an [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/lu-research.htm index] to some Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church records.
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*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/content/lutheran-church-records-held-special-collections-department Lutheran resources] including an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/lutheran/lu-research.htm index] to some Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church records.
  
 
===== '''''Evangelical and United Church of Christ'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Evangelical and United Church of Christ'''''  =====
  
*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm Evangelical resources] including a [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm list of Evangelical priests] * that served from 1834-2005.
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*The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm Evangelical resources] including a [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/evuc/evuc-resources.htm list of Evangelical priests] * that served from 1834-2005.
  
<nowiki>* With the priests name from a civil marriage record, this list can be used to locate a church marriage record which often contains more family information.</nowiki>
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<nowiki>* With the priests name from a civil marriage record, this list can be used to locate a church marriage record which often contains more family information.</nowiki>  
  
==== County Directories ====
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==== County Directories ====
  
 
*The [http://books.google.com/books?id=A7wUAAAAYAAJ&dq=st%20louis%20directory&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false St. Louis County Directory for 1893] is available on Google Books.
 
*The [http://books.google.com/books?id=A7wUAAAAYAAJ&dq=st%20louis%20directory&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false St. Louis County Directory for 1893] is available on Google Books.
  
*The St. Louis County Library has [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-cydrm.htm#Mo St. Louis County Directories] for 1893, 1896, 1903 and other later years available in their Special Collections Department.
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*The St. Louis County Library has [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-cydrm.htm#Mo St. Louis County Directories] for 1893, 1896, 1903 and other later years available in their Special Collections Department.
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== '''''Naturalization'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Naturalization'''''  =====
  
*St. Louis County Library has created an [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/nat/nat-project.htm Index to Naturalizations].&nbsp; Site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court.
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*St. Louis County Library has created an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/nat/nat-project.htm Index to Naturalizations].&nbsp; Site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== General  ====
 
==== General  ====
  
*1798-1914 - St. Louis County Library has created an [http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/indexes/reg-army-main.htm Index to Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army], 1798-1914. The names included in the extracted set below include ONLY enlistees who were either born in St. Louis, Missouri, or who enlisted at St. Louis or at Jefferson Barracks (shown as Jeff Bks in the chart) which is located in St. Louis County.
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*1798-1914 - St. Louis County Library has created an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/indexes/reg-army-main.htm Index to Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army], 1798-1914. The names included in the extracted set below include ONLY enlistees who were either born in St. Louis, Missouri, or who enlisted at St. Louis or at Jefferson Barracks (shown as Jeff Bks in the chart) which is located in St. Louis County.
  
 
==== Civil War  ====
 
==== Civil War  ====
  
 
Civil War service men from St. Louis County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of St. Louis County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from St. Louis County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of St. Louis County.<br>  
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Men from St. Louis County also served in the following Illinois companies:
  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery|2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery]], Battery E.  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery|2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery]], Battery E.  
:- [[10th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry|10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.
 
:- [[43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.
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==== World War I  ====
 
==== World War I  ====
  
*[http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/ww-stl-0.htm St. Louis County Library] site has a street guide to the World War I draft boards in the city of St. Louis.&nbsp; [http://landing.ancestryinstitution.com/military/collections.aspx?html=ww1 Ancestry.com] ($) has copies of World War I draft registration cards.  
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*[http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/ww-stl-0.htm St. Louis County Library] site has a street guide to the World War I draft boards in the city of St. Louis.&nbsp; [http://landing.ancestryinstitution.com/military/collections.aspx?html=ww1 Ancestry.com] ($) has copies of World War I draft registration cards.  
*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has Civil War and other military records available online. Some libraries including the [http://www.slcl.org/databases/genealogy.htm St. Louis County Library] provide free access to this database.
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*[http://www.fold3.com/ Fold3.com] ($) has Civil War and other military records available online. Some libraries including the [http://www.slcl.org/genealogy-and-local-history/databases-and-websites St. Louis County Library] provide free access to this database.
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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[http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp St. Louis Obiturary index]: Compiled from the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newpaper covering the years 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1969, and 1992-2009. Sponsored by the St. Louis Public Library.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
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=== Vital Records (Civil)  ===
 
=== Vital Records (Civil)  ===
  
See [[St. Louis County, Missouri Vital Records|St. Louis County, Missouri Vital Records]] for information on St. Louis County vital records and their indexes.
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See [[St. Louis County, Missouri Vital Records|St. Louis County, Missouri Vital Records]] for information on St. Louis County vital records and their indexes.  
  
 
== Societies/Libraries/Museums  ==
 
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[http://www.stlgs.org/index.htm St. Louis Genealogical Society.]  
 
[http://www.stlgs.org/index.htm St. Louis Genealogical Society.]  
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[St Louis Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[St Louis Missouri Family History Center]]  
 
*[[St Louis Missouri North Family History Center]]
 
*[[St Louis Missouri North Family History Center]]
  
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== References  ==
 
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Online Records

Contents

County Courthouse

St. Louis County Courthouse
41 S Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314.889.2041 

County Clerk has birth records 1877-1910;
Recorder Deeds has marriage and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

St. Louis County predates the state of Missouri which was admitted to the union in 1821. St. Louis was one of the five original districts of the Louisiana Territory from 1805-1812 and one of the five original counties of the Missouri Territory from 1812 to 1821.

On August 22, 1876 the City of St. Louis voted to separate from St. Louis County and became an independent city.

Parent County

'St. Louis County was created 1 October 1812 as an original county.

  • County seat: City of St. Louis (1805- Mar. 1877)
  • County seat: Clayton[2] (abt. 1878-present)
Note - The seperation was not official until a court case decided the issue in March of 1877. St. Louis County started separate record keeping from St. Louis City in 1877. It was not until December 1878, however, that the county established a new courthouse in the new county seat of Clayton, Missouri.
Records for the county (1805-1876) are maintained by the City of St. Louis and records (1877-present) are maintained by the county. The two years of 1877 and 1878 are a gray area in county record keeping and records for those years may show up in city records. Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.

For further explanation see St. Louis City and County Split & How it Affects Research in St. Louis.

Boundary Changes

  • See an interactive map of St. Louis County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Archives and Libraries

  • St. Louis Public Library (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.
    St. Louis Public Library Local History Indexes and Bibliographies
  • St. Louis County Library has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City and St. Louis County in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created indexes for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

For tips on accessing St. Louis County, Missouri census records online, see: Missouri Census.

Church History and Records

Catholic
Lutheran
  • The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available Lutheran resources including an index to some Immanuel Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Lutheran Church records.
Evangelical and United Church of Christ

* With the priests name from a civil marriage record, this list can be used to locate a church marriage record which often contains more family information.

County Directories

  • The St. Louis County Library has St. Louis County Directories for 1893, 1896, 1903 and other later years available in their Special Collections Department.

Court Records

Probate
Naturalization
  • St. Louis County Library has created an Index to Naturalizations.  Site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

General

  • 1798-1914 - St. Louis County Library has created an Index to Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914. The names included in the extracted set below include ONLY enlistees who were either born in St. Louis, Missouri, or who enlisted at St. Louis or at Jefferson Barracks (shown as Jeff Bks in the chart) which is located in St. Louis County.

Civil War

Civil War service men from St. Louis County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of St. Louis County.


Men from St. Louis County also served in the following Illinois companies:

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, Battery E.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company E.
- 43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

World War I

Newspapers

St. Louis Obiturary index: Compiled from the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newpaper covering the years 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1969, and 1992-2009. Sponsored by the St. Louis Public Library.

Taxation

Vital Records (Civil)

See St. Louis County, Missouri Vital Records for information on St. Louis County vital records and their indexes.

Societies/Libraries/Museums

St. Louis Genealogical Society.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St Louis County, Missouri. Page 406 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).