St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1812--St. Louis County was created 1 October 1812 as an original district. County seat: Clayton [1]

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

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

  • 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.
- 43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
  • 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, Mo., or who enlisted at St. Louis or at Jefferson Barracks (shown as Jeff Bks in the chart) which is located in St. Louis County.  
  • St. Louis County Library site has a street guide to the World War I draft boards in the city of St. Louis.  Ancestry.com ($) has copies of World War I draft registration cards.
  • Footnote.com ($) has Civil War and other military records available online. Some libraries including the St. Louis County Library provide free access to this database.

Newspapers

Taxation

Vital Records (Civil)

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

Societies/Museums

St. Louis Genealogical Society.

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).