St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Museums
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
1812--St. Louis County was created 1 October 1812 as an original district. County seat: Clayton 
- The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all Missouri Counties.
- Franklin SW
- Jefferson S
- Madison (Illinois) NE
- Monroe (Illinois) SE
- St. Charles NW
- St. Clair (Illinois) SE
- St. Louis (Independant city) E
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.
- 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 searchable genealogy index.
- Search the Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery records for burials in seventeen Catholic cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
- New Mt. Sinai Cemetery records (Jewish) are available online.
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has burial records for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.
- List of St Louis Area Cemeteries with records on Cd available for purchase from the St. Louis Genealogical Society.
Immanuel Lutheran Church is the second oldest Lutheran congregation in St. Louis. Baptisms (1848-1909) and marriages(1848-1920) are indexed on this web site by the St. Louis County Library. The site also gives the FHL microfilm numbers. The records are in German.
The St. Louis County Library has a database of Catholic Priests compiled from lists in the Official Catholic Directory for the period 1841-1869. [Directories were not available for the years 1842–1843, 1845, and 1862–1863.]This list, arranged in alphabetical order by surname of the priest, shows the parish where he served and the years at that parish. With this list, a crossover can be made from a civil marriage record to the church marriage record which often contains more family information
- Map of modern day St. Louis County townships (Histopolis) - also shows the locaton of cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
- The University of Missouri Digital Library has digital copies of Missouri county plat books (ca. 1930) for all Missouri counties including St. Louis County. The city of St. Louis is not included in this collection.
- 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 has created an Index to Naturalizations. Site provides information on the various naturalization records contained in the St. Louis Circuit Court and the U.S. Circuit Court.
- Missouri State Archives provides on-line access to Missouri Death Certificates more than 50 yrs old starting in 1910.
Societies and Museums
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Genealogy in St. Louis
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).