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==== Archives and Libraries  ====
 
==== Archives and Libraries  ====
  
*[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>
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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.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/branches/hq/sc/indexes.htm 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, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photos including: St. Louis newspapers, fire insurance maps, business and trade catalogs and St. Louis city directories. Their website has a [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home/ searchable genealogy index].<br>
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*[http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center] has a collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photos including: St. Louis newspapers, fire insurance maps, business and trade catalogs and St. Louis city directories. Their website has a [http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home searchable genealogy index].<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.newmtsinaicemetery.org/death_register.asp New Mt. Sinai Cemetery records] (Jewish) are available online.
 
*[http://www.newmtsinaicemetery.org/death_register.asp New Mt. Sinai Cemetery records] (Jewish) are available online.
  
*The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery] and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.
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*The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for [http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery] and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.
  
 
*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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*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.
 
*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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==== County Directories ====
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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.
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
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===== '''''Probate'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Probate'''''  =====
  
*Missouri State Archives - Online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ St. Louis Probate records] (original documents)
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*Missouri State Archives - Online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate St. Louis Probate records] (original documents)
  
 
===== '''''Naturalization'''''  =====
 
===== '''''Naturalization'''''  =====
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*Map of modern day [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Saint_Louis_County St. Louis County townships] (Histopolis) - also shows the locaton of cemeteries from the St. Louis area.<br>
 
*Map of modern day [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/MO/Saint_Louis_County St. Louis County townships] (Histopolis) - also shows the locaton of cemeteries from the St. Louis area.<br>
  
*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including St. Louis County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
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*The [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu University of Missouri Digital Library] has digital copies of [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=7474c95ce6e68ec22a63efb27869515c;page=index;c=platic Missouri county plat books] {{nowrap|(ca. 1930)}} for all Missouri counties including St. Louis County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+St%2E+Louis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Missouri%2C+St%2E+Louis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/ Genealogy in St. Louis]
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*[http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com Genealogy in St. Louis]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 05:43, 26 June 2011

Template:Missouri-stubUnited States  > Missouri > St. Louis County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

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
  • The St. Louis County Library has a page that lists its available Catholic resources including a list of Catholic priests that served in St. Louis from 1841-1900. With this list, a church marriage record can be found using the priests name from the civil marriage record. Church marriage records often contain more information on family members.
  • St. Louis County Library's Catholic records collection is large. They have published a 348 page guide Guide To St. Louis Catholic Archdiocesan Parish Records detailing their holdings.
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

County Directories

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
    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 an index to the World War I draft registration cards also.

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

Web Sites

References

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