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Guide to '''St. Louis County, Missouri ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''St. Louis County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  October 1,  1812
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|county seat= Clayton
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|parent county= Original county<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Franklin County, Missouri Genealogy|Franklin]]
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|county2= [[Jefferson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county3= [[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison (IL)]]
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|county4= [[Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy|Monroe (IL)]]
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|county5= [[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]]
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|county6= [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair (IL)]]
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|county7= [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair (IL)]]</br><center>[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = St. Louis County  
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The county was named for St. Francis River. The County is located in the east central area of the state. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.</ref>
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| state = Missouri
 
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| founded year = 1812
 
| founded date = October 1
 
| seat = [[Clayton, Missouri|Clayton]]
 
| building image = MissouriStLouisCourthouse.jpg
 
| building address = St. Louis County Courthouse<br> 41 S Central Avenue <br>Clayton, MO 63105<br>Phone: 314.889.2041<br>[http://www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/CountyDepartments/StLouisCountyCircuitCourt '''St. Louis County Website'''] }}
 
  
=== County Information  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MO Courthouse Intro|St. Louis}}
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'''St. Louis County Courthouse'''<br> 41 S. Central Avenue <br>Clayton, MO 63105<br>Phone: 314-889-2041<br>[https://www.stlouisco.com/ St. Louis County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has birth records 1877-1910.<br>
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Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.<br>
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Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== St. Louis County, Missouri Record Dates  ====
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=== St. Louis County, Missouri Record Dates  ===
 
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{{MO Record Dates Intro|St. Louis}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Louis County, Missouri. Page 397-407 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.</ref></center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 422-438. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911. </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1883
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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<br>County Clerk has birth records 1877-1910; Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records; Clerk of the 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>
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== History  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
====== Parent County  ======
 
 
 
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>
 
*'''County seat''': Clayton<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> (abt. 1878-present)
 
  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MO Boundary Changes Intro|St. Louis}}
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*'''1812''' St. Louis County was created October 1, 1812 as an original county.
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*'''County seat''': Clayton<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
::The separation 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.
 
::The separation 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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::County records from 1805-1876 are maintained by the [[St. Louis City, Missouri|City of St. Louis]] and records from 1877 are maintained by the county. Records from 1877 and 1878 are a gray area and may be in the city records. Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.
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*For further explanation see [http://www.slcl.org/content/1876-st-louis-city-county-split-and-its-effect-research 1876 St. Louis City/County split and its affect on research]
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For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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::County records from 1805 - 1876 are maintained by the [[St. Louis City, Missouri|City of St. Louis]] and records from 1877 are maintained by the county. Records from 1877 and 1878 are a gray area and may be in the city records. Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.
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=== Populated Places ===
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For a complete list of populated places in St. Louis County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://missouri.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,189,c,st%2E%20louis.cfm HomeTown Locator].<br>
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The [https://shsmo.org State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all 114 Missouri Counties.<br>
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>
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Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Missouri," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Missouri St. Louis County Missouri], accessed Dec 2019.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballwin,_Missouri Ballwin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bella_Villa,_Missouri Bella Villa]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellefontaine_Neighbors,_Missouri Bellefontaine Neighbors]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley,_Missouri Berkeley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverly_Hills,_Missouri Beverly Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Jack,_Missouri Black Jack]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breckenridge_Hills,_Missouri Breckenridge Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brentwood,_Missouri Brentwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeton,_Missouri Bridgeton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlack,_Missouri Charlack]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesterfield,_Missouri Chesterfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarkson_Valley,_Missouri Clarkson Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clayton,_Missouri Clayton] County seat
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_Valley,_Missouri Cool Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Club_Hills,_Missouri Country Club Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestwood,_Missouri Crestwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creve_Coeur,_Missouri Creve Coeur]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Lake_Park,_Missouri Crystal Lake Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dellwood,_Missouri Dellwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Des_Peres,_Missouri Des Peres]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmundson,_Missouri Edmundson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellisville,_Missouri Ellisville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka,_Missouri Eureka]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenton,_Missouri Fenton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson,_Missouri Ferguson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flordell_Hills,_Missouri Flordell Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florissant,_Missouri Florissant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontenac,_Missouri Frontenac]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendale,_Missouri Glendale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Park,_Missouri Green Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greendale,_Missouri Greendale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelwood,_Missouri Hazelwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntleigh,_Missouri Huntleigh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennings,_Missouri Jennings]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinloch,_Missouri Kinloch]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkwood,_Missouri Kirkwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladue,_Missouri Ladue]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakeshire,_Missouri Lakeshire]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester,_Missouri Manchester]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maplewood,_Missouri Maplewood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Heights,_Missouri Maryland Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moline_Acres,_Missouri Moline Acres]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normandy,_Missouri Normandy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwoods,_Missouri Northwoods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland,_Missouri Oakland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivette,_Missouri Olivette]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overland,_Missouri Overland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific,_Missouri Pacific] Franklin & St. Louis co
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagedale,_Missouri Pagedale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasadena_Hills,_Missouri Pasadena Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Lawn,_Missouri Pine Lawn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Heights,_Missouri Richmond Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Hill,_Missouri Rock Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrewsbury,_Missouri Shrewsbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Ann,_Missouri St. Ann]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John,_Missouri St. John]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Hills,_Missouri Sunset Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_and_Country,_Missouri Town and Country]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_City,_Missouri University City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Park,_Missouri Valley Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velda_City,_Missouri Velda City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinita_Park,_Missouri Vinita Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warson_Woods,_Missouri Warson Woods]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webster_Groves,_Missouri Webster Groves]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellston,_Missouri Wellston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildwood,_Missouri Wildwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester,_Missouri Winchester]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodson_Terrace,_Missouri Woodson Terrace]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantwood_Village,_Missouri Grantwood Village]
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| towns-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwood_Court,_Missouri Norwood Court]
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</div>
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellerive,_Missouri Bellerive]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel-Nor,_Missouri Bel-Nor]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel-Ridge,_Missouri Bel-Ridge]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calverton_Park,_Missouri Calverton Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champ,_Missouri Champ]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_Life_Acres,_Missouri Country Life Acres]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Echo_Park,_Missouri Glen Echo Park]
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</div>
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| villages-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanley_Hills,_Missouri Hanley Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale,_Missouri Hillsdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie,_Missouri Mackenzie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlborough,_Missouri Marlborough]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasadena_Park,_Missouri Pasadena Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverview,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Riverview]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sycamore_Hills,_Missouri Sycamore Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Oaks,_Missouri Twin Oaks]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uplands_Park,_Missouri Uplands Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velda_Village_Hills,_Missouri Velda Village Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwood,_Missouri Westwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Park,_Missouri Wilbur Park]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascalon,_Missouri Ascalon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carsonville,_Missouri Carsonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_City,_Missouri Earth City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glencoe,_Missouri Glencoe]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover,_Missouri Grover]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake,_Missouri Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peerless_Park,_Missouri Peerless Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George,_Missouri St. George]
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</div>
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| unincorp-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman,_Missouri Sherman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_Beach,_Missouri Times Beach]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinita_Terrace,_Missouri Vinita Terrace]
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</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affton,_Missouri Affton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Point,_Missouri Castle Point]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord,_Missouri Concord]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Village,_Missouri Glasgow Village]
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</div>
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| census-col2=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemay,_Missouri Lemay]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehlville,_Missouri Mehlville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakville,_Missouri Oakville]
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</div>
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| census-col3=<div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Jamestown,_Missouri Old Jamestown]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappington,_Missouri Sappington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Lake,_Missouri Spanish Lake]
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</div>
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*Airport
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonhomme_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Bonhomme]
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*Chesterfield
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*Clayton
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*Concord
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creve_Coeur_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Creve Coeur]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferguson_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Ferguson]
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*Florissant
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*Gravois
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*Hadley
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| townships-col2=<div>
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*Halls Ferry
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*Jefferson
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*Lafayette
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* Lemay
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Lewis and Clark]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryland_Heights_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Maryland Heights]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meramec_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri Meramec]
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*Midland
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*Missouri River
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| townships-col3=<div>
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*Normandy
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*Northwest
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*Norwood
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*Oakville
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*Queeny
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*Spanish Lake
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Ferdinand_Township,_St._Louis_County,_Missouri St. Ferdinand]
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*Tesson Ferry
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*University
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For further explanation see [http://www.slcl.org/content/1876-st-louis-city-county-split-and-its-effect-research 1876 St. Louis City/County split and its affect on research]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|St. Louis}}
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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== Resources ==
 +
{{MO Resources Intro|St. Louis}}
  
For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps"] (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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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>
 
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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>
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[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://genealogy.mohistory.org/ searchable genealogy index] that covers many of these collections.<br>
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
*The [http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri] has information on [http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay.html historical Missouri place names] for all Missouri Counties. The place names for St. Louis City and St. Louis County are combined under St. Louis County Place Names.<br>
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
*[[Franklin County, Missouri Genealogy|Franklin]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Jefferson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jefferson]] 
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{{MO Bible Intro|St. Louis}}
*[[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison (Illinois)]] 
 
*[[Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy|Monroe (Illinois)]] 
 
*[[St. Charles County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Charles]]
 
*[[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair (Illinois)]]
 
*[[St. Louis City, Missouri|St. Louis]]
 
{{MO St. Louis, Missouri Clickable Neighbors}}
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
==== Archives and Libraries ====
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=== Biographies ===
 +
{{MO Biographies Intro|St. Louis}}
 +
*[https://stlgs.org/research-2/community/st-louis-biographies St. Louis City/County Biographies]
  
*[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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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 +
{{MO Business Records Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*[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>
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=== Cemeteries ===
 +
{{MO Cemeteries Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*[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://genealogy.mohistory.org/ searchable genealogy index] that covers many of these collections.<br>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
 
|-
 
|-
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=26&GScnty=1492&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|338743|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=26&CScnty=1492 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stlouis/stloucem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/stlouis.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/st_louis.htm MOInterment]
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* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=101 MOGravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.mogw.gdk.mx/stlouis/ MOGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Louis+Missouri&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Missouri&county=St.%20Louis&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|338743|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Louis+Missouri&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stlouis/stloucem.htm MOGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/St.-Louis-County?id=county_1492 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394495&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/missouri/stlouis.htm Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/st_louis.htm MOInterment]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=101 MOGravestones]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20651&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Missouri Cemeteries| Missouri Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
|}
 
|}
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*Search the [http://www.archstl.org/cemeteries/ Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery records] for burials in seventeen Catholic cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
 
*Search the [http://www.archstl.org/cemeteries/ Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery records] for burials in seventeen Catholic cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
 
 
*[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.
 
 
*[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] has burial records for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and other Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries around the country.
 
*[http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov 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 [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.
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/missouri-cemetery-records-adair-to-christian.htm Missouri Cemeteries] Missouri Access Genealogy
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{Historical populations
{{Census|Missouri}}  
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Missouri#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
 +
|1820 |10049 
 +
|1830 |14125 
 +
|1840 |35979
 +
|1850 |104978
 +
|1860 |190524
 +
|1870 |351189
 +
|1880 |31888
 +
|1890 |36307
 +
|1900 |50040
 +
|1910 |82417
 +
|1920 |100737
 +
|1930 |211593
 +
|1940 |274230
 +
|1950 |406349
 +
|1960 |703532
 +
|1970 |951353
 +
|1980 |973896
 +
|1990 |993529
 +
|2000 |1016315
 +
|2010 |998954
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}}
 +
{{MO Census Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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*'''1732-1933''' {{RecordSearch|2075262|Missouri State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1933}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
{{MO Church Intro}}  
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{{Census|Missouri}}
  
===== '''''Catholic''''=====
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=== Church Records ===
 +
{{MO Church Intro|St. Louis}}<br>
 +
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394495&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 +
'''''Catholic'''''<br>
 
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Catholic resources] at The St. Louis County Library.
 
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Catholic resources] at The St. Louis County Library.
  
===== '''''Lutheran''''' =====
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'''''Evangelical and United Church of Christ'''''<br>
 +
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Evangelical resources] at The St. Louis County Library.
  
 +
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Lutheran resources] at The St. Louis County Library.
 
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Lutheran resources] at The St. Louis County Library.
  
===== '''''Evangelical and United Church of Christ''''' =====
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'''''Presbyterian'''''<br>
 
+
'''Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Evangelical resources] at The St. Louis County Library.
 
  
===== '''''Presbyterian'''''  =====
+
*'''1871-1875'''  Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1871-1875. Batch {{IGI|C515742}} at FamilySearch.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igimissourir.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf]].</ref>
 +
*'''1871-1879'''  Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1871-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515741}} at FamilySearch.
  
'''Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''  
+
'''North Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''
  
*'''1871 - 1875'''  Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1871-1875. Batch {{IGI|C515742}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1850-1857'''  North Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1850-1857. Batch {{IGI|C515751}} at FamilySearch.
*'''1871 - 1879'''  Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1871-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515741}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
'''North Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''  
+
'''Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''
  
*'''1850 - 1857'''  North Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1850-1857. Batch {{IGI|C515751}} at FamilySearch - free.
+
*'''1842-1850'''  Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1842-1850. Batch {{IGI|C515761}} at FamilySearch.
 +
*'''1843-1846'''  Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1843-1846. Batch {{IGI|M515762}} at FamilySearch.
  
'''Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''
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=== Court Records ===
 +
{{MO Court Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1842 - 1850''' Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1842-1850. Batch {{IGI|C515761}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1843 - 1846'''  Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1843-1846. Batch {{IGI|M515762}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
  
==== County Directories ====
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=== Directories ===
 +
{{MO Directories Intro|St. Louis}}
  
 
*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.
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*[http://www.slcl.org/content/city-directories-missouri-st-louis-city-and-county St. Louis City and County Directories], The St. Louis County Library
  
*[http://www.slcl.org/content/city-directories-missouri-st-louis-city-and-county St. Louis City and County Directories], The St. Louis County Library
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 +
{{MO Emigration Intro|St. Louis}}
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*[https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/planning/cultural-resources/preservation-plan/Part-I-Peopling-St-Louis.cfm A Preservation Plan for St. Louis Part I:  Historic Contexts, 9-Peopling St. Louis: the Immigration Experience]
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
 +
{{MO Ethnic Groups Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== African Americans ====
 +
{{MO African Americans Intro|St. Louis}}
  
===== '''''Probate'''''  =====
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*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=3120185 Emancipations, 1817-1865] - information taken from St. Louis Circuit Court Record Books at the Civil Courts Building at Tucker and Market Streets, and the examination of papers at the Missouri Historical Society
 +
*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/freedom-licenses.htm Freedom Licenses Database, 1835-1865] - St. Louis City and County, records at Missouri Historical Society
 +
*[http://stlcourtrecords.wustl.edu/search.php Freedom Suit Case Files, 1814-1860] - database and images by St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project
 +
*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=3120182 Freedom Suits, 1804-1865 index] - St. Louis Court records
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*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/african-american-life-in-saint-louis-1804-through-1865.htm Urban life for African Americans during 1804-1865] - as taken from St. Louis court records
  
{{MO Probate Intro}}
 
  
*Missouri State Archives - Online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mojudicial St. Louis Probate records] (original documents)
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====Germans====
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*[https://stlgs.org/research-2/community/ethnic/germans Germans in St. Louis]
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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====Jews====
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*[https://stlgs.org/research-2/community/ethnic/jews-in-stl Jews in St. Louis]
  
*'''1750 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*'''1766 - 1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{MO Funeral Homes Intro|St. Louis}}
  
===== '''''Naturalization''''' =====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MO Genealogies Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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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.
  
*St. Louis County Library has created an [http://prepro.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/nat/nat-project.htm Index to Naturalizations]site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court.
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=== Guardianship ===
 +
{{MO Guardianship Intro|St. Louis}}
  
Abbreviations found in the Naturalization Records of St. Louis Court records
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 +
{{MO Land Intro|St. Louis}}
  
:*CCC for Court of Criminal Corrections
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{{MO Land}}
:*CCCC for Criminal Court
 
:*Cir for Circuit Court
 
:*Com Pl for Court of Common Pleas
 
:*Law for Law of Common Court
 
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
 +
{{MO Histories Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MO Land}}  
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{{MO History}}
  
===== Ethnic Groups  =====
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*''The Annals of St. Louis and a Brief Account of its Foundation and Progress, 1764-1928''. 1928. St Louis: Mound City Press. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/39763-the-annals-of-st-louis-and-a-brief-account-of-its-foundation-and-progress-1764-1928?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''Annals of St. Louis in its Territorial Days, From 1804 to 1821 : being a continuation of the author's previous work the Annals of the French and Spanish period''. By Frederic Louis Billon. 1888. St. Louis, Missouri : F.L. Billon. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/362071-annals-of-st-louis-in-its-territorial-days-from-1804-to-1821-being-a-continuation-of-the-author-s-previous-work-the-annals-of-the-french-and-spanish-period?offset=1 FamilySearch]; [https://archive.org/details/cihm_00427 InternetArchives]
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*''The Early History of St. Louis and Missouri : from its first exploration by white men in 1673 to 1843. By Elihu H. Shepard. 1870. Saint Louis : Southwestern Book and Pub. Co. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/330670-the-early-history-of-st-louis-and-missouri-from-its-first-exploration-by-white-men-in-1673-to-1843?offset=1 FamilySearch]; [http://books.google.com/books?id=vUUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+early+history+of+St.+Louis+and+Missouri+:+from+its+first+exploration+by+white+men+in+1673&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RJlaVNv2Naj7igK834GABg&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20early%20history%20of%20St.%20Louis%20and%20Missouri%20%3A%20from%20its%20first%20exploration%20by%20white%20men%20in%201673&f=false GoogleBooks]
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*''Heritage of St. Louis''. 1964. St. Louis, Mo. : St. Louis Public Schools. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/258584-heritage-of-st-louis?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Saint Louis City and County''. By John Thomas Scharf. 1883. Philadelphia : L. H. Everts &amp; Co. Vol 1 available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/288860-history-of-saint-louis-city-and-county-from-the-earliest-periods-to-the-present-day-including-biographical-sketches-of-representative-men-vol-1?offset=1 FamilySearch]; Vol 2 available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/270702-history-of-saint-louis-city-and-county-from-the-earliest-periods-to-the-present-day-including-biographical-sketches-of-representative-men-vol-2?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''A Souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee of St. Anthony Parish''. by St. Anthony Parish (St. Louis, Missouri). 1938. St. Louis : Blackwell Wielandy Company. Available online at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/274971-a-souvenir-of-the-diamond-jubilee-of-st-anthony-parish?offset=1 FamilySearch]
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*''History of Missouri's Counties, county seats, and courthouse squares''. by Marian M. Ohman. Missouri State Library : 1983. Online at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/16923 Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*''History of St. Louis County, Missouri''. 1920. N.p. : Missouri State Library. Online at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/6847 Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*''History of St. Louis County, Missouri Volume 1''. 1911. by William Lyman Thomas. N.p. : N.p. Missouri State Library.  Online at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/12043 Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*''History of St. Louis County, Missouri Volume 2''. 1911. by William Lyman Thomas. N.p. Missouri State Library. Online at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/11452 Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*''Missouri As It Is In 1867''. 1867. by Nathan Howe Parker. N.p. : Missouri State Library. Online at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/93862 Missouri Digital Heritage]
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*''State of Missouri''. 1904. by Missouri. Commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Williams, Walter, 1864-1935. Columbia, Mo. : Press of E.W. Stephens. Online at [https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocohist/id/94473 Missouri Digital Heritage].
  
'''African American Online Resources in St. Louis:'''
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
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{{MO Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MO St. Louis County}}}}
*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=3120185 Emancipations, 1817-1865] - information taken from St. Louis Circuit Court Record Books at the Civil Courts Building at Tucker and Market Streets, and the examination of papers at the Missouri Historical Society
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{{MO Maps Intro|St. Louis}}
*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/freedom-licenses.htm Freedom Licenses Database, 1835-1865] - St. Louis City and County, records at Missouri Historical Society
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]
*[http://stlcourtrecords.wustl.edu/search.php Freedom Suit Case Files, 1814-1860] - database and images by St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=3120182 Freedom Suits, 1804-1865 index] - St. Louis Court records
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/jeff/learn/historyculture/african-american-life-in-saint-louis-1804-through-1865.htm Urban life for African Americans during 1804-1865] - as taken from St. Louis court records
 
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
{{MO History}}
 
 
 
*''The annals of St. Louis and a brief account of its foundation and progress, 1764-1928''. [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], 1929.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1667541 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
*Billon, Frederic Louis, 1801-1895. ''Annals of St. Louis in its territorial days, from 1804 to 1821&nbsp;: being a continuation of the author's previous work the Annals of the French and Spanish period''. St. Louis, Missouri&nbsp;: F.L. Billon, 1888.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1073878 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [https://archive.org/details/cihm_00427 InternetArchives] (Free)
 
*Shepard, Elihu H., 1795-1876. ''The early history of St. Louis and Missouri&nbsp;: from its first exploration by white men in 1673 to 1843.Saint Louis&nbsp;: Southwestern Book and Pub. Co., 1870.''
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1147494 FamilySearch] (Free) and at [http://books.google.com/books?id=vUUVAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+early+history+of+St.+Louis+and+Missouri+:+from+its+first+exploration+by+white+men+in+1673&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RJlaVNv2Naj7igK834GABg&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20early%20history%20of%20St.%20Louis%20and%20Missouri%20%3A%20from%20its%20first%20exploration%20by%20white%20men%20in%201673&f=false GoogleBooks] (Free)
 
*Saint Louis (Mo.). ''Heritage of St. Louis''. St. Louis, Mo.&nbsp;: St. Louis Public Schools, 1964.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3517389 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
*Scharf, John Thomas, 1843-1898. ''History of Saint Louis city and county, from the earliest periods to the present day, including biographical sketches of representative men''. Philadelphia&nbsp;: L. H. Everts &amp; Co., 1883.
 
**Vol 1 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE106011 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
**Vol 2 Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE106008 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
*St. Anthony Parish (St. Louis, Missouri). ''A souvenir of the diamond jubilee of St. Anthony Parish''. St. Louis&nbsp;: Blackwell Wielandy Company, 1938.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2064343 FamilySearch] (Free)
 
 
 
==== Maps ====
 
 
 
[[Image:Mostlouis.jpg|right|400px|Mostlouis.jpg]]
 
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/missouri/ Maps of Missouri (1804-1889)]  
 
 
*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>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-st-louis-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 St. Louis County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/missouri-maps/mo-st-louis-county-missouri-1904-map.html Map of 1904 St. Louis County] with numerous small settlements (My Genealogy Hound)
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*[https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocoplats/id/3184 An Atlas of St. Louis County]
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*[https://cdm16795.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/mocoplats/id/2604 Pitzman's New Atlas of the City and County of Saint Louis, Missouri]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394495&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Missouri%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
=== Military  ===
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=== Migration ===
 
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{{MO Migration Intro|St. Louis}}
==== General  ====
 
 
 
*[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.
 
  
==== Civil War  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MO Military Intro|St. Louis}}
  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{MO Civil War Intro|St. Louis}}
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932374|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861 - 1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865'''  {{RecordSearch|1932408|Missouri, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images  
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*'''1911-1938'''  {{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications, 1911-1938}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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'''''Regiments''''' 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 of men of St. Louis County; men from St. Louis County also served in Illinois companies, which are included in the below list.<br>
  
'''''Regiments''''' 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 of men of St. Louis County; men from St. Louis County also served in Illinois companies, which are included in the below list.<br>
 
 
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- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery|2nd Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery]], Battery E.<br>
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- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.<br>
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- [[16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|16th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company E.<br>
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- [[43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|43rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.<br>
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- [[1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company B<br>
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- [[1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company C<br>
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- [[
 
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==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
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{{MO World War II Intro|St. Louis}}
*'''1941 - 1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1940-1945''' {{RecordSearch|2759143|Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1941-1946''' {{RecordSearch|2392705|Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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{{MO Naturalization Intro|St. Louis}}
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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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]site provides information on the various naturalization records from the U.S. Circuit Court.
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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Abbreviations found in the Naturalization Records of St. Louis Court records
  
{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|St.+Louis}}
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:*CCC for Court of Criminal Corrections
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:*CCCC for Criminal Court
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:*Cir for Circuit Court
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:*Com Pl for Court of Common Pleas
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:*Law for Law of Common Court
  
[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.
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MO Newspapers Intro|St. Louis}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
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{{MO Newspaper Abstracts|St.+Louis}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MO Obituaries Intro|St. Louis}}
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*[http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp St. Louis Obituary index]: Compiled from the St. Louis Post Dispatch Newspaper covering the years 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1969, and 1992-2009. Sponsored by the St. Louis Public Library.
  
{{MO Tax Intro}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MO Other Records Intro|St. Louis}}
  
=== Vital Records (Civil)  ===
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MO Periodicals Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MO Vital Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MO Probate Intro|St. Louis}}
  
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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*Missouri State Archives - Online access to [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mojudicial St. Louis Probate records] (original documents)
  
===== Birth Records =====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1766-1988''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9071 Missouri Wills and Probate Records 1766-1988] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index and images ($)
  
*'''1827 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== School Records ===
*'''1851 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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{{MO Schools Intro|St. Louis}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
===== Death Records =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Tax Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1834 - 1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
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=== Vital Records ===
*'''1867 - 1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{MO Vital Intro|St. Louis}}
  
===== Marriage Records =====
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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.
  
*'''1750 - 1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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==== Birth ====
*'''1800 - 1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{MO Birth Intro|St. Louis}}
*'''1805 - 2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] $  
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*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''Pre-1910''' [https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/birthdeath/Default.aspx#searchDB Missouri Birth and Death Records Database, Pre-1910] at Missouri Digital Heritage - index.
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MO Marriage Intro|St. Louis}}
  
== Genealogy Societies, Archives and Libraries  ==
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1776-1988''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=missouri%2cmo Missouri, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/mo-society-archive/ List of Missouri Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]<br>
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==== Death ====
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{{MO Death Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*[http://florissantoldtown.com/links/florissant-valley-historical-society-taille-de-noyer/ Florissant Valley Historical Society]<br> P.O. Box 298<br> Florissant, MO 63032<br>
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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1910-1960''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10018/missouri-death-certificates-1910-1960?s=275764761 Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1960] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
*[http://stlgs.org/ St. Louis Genealogical Society]<br> P.O. Box 43010<br> #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140<br> St. Louis, MO 63143-0010<br>Phone: 314-647-8547<br>
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MO Divorce Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*St. Louis Genealogical Society<br> 9011 Manchester, Suite 3<br> St. Louis, MO 63144-2543<br>
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MO Research Facilities Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*German American Heritage Society<br> 10 Maryland Plaza<br> St. Louis, MO 63108<br>Phone: 314-367-4303 <br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{MO Archives Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*German Cultural Institute<br> 326 N. Euclid Avenue<br> St. Louis, MO 63108<br>Phone: 314-367-2452<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://www.germanstl.org/ German Cultural Society]<br> 3652 S. Jefferson<br>St. Louis, MO 63118<br>Phone: 314-771-8368<br>
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*[[Riverview Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[St Louis Missouri Family History Center]]
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*[[St Louis Missouri North Family History Center]]
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*[[Warrenton Missouri Family History Center]]
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MO Libraries Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MO Museums Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Societies ==
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{{MO Societies Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*[[Riverview Missouri Family History Center]] 2540 Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO 64127 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=2540+Brooklyn+Kansas+City+MO+64127+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87c0faa41f33a0e3%3A0x53ef9b9e240e3368!3m8!1m3!1d3599!2d-94.594038!3d38.890659!3m2!1i1393!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d39.079609!4d-94.5570104 Location Map]
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*'''Florissant Valley Historical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 298<br> Florissant, MO 63032<br>[http://florissantoldtown.com/links/florissant-valley-historical-society-taille-de-noyer/ Website]
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*'''St. Louis Genealogical Society'''<br> P.O. Box 43010<br> #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140<br> St. Louis, MO 63143-0010<br>Phone: 314-647-8547<br>[http://stlgs.org/ Website]<br>''Also:''
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:9011 Manchester, Suite 3<br> St. Louis, MO 63144-2543
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*'''German American Heritage '''Society<br> 10 Maryland Plaza<br> St. Louis, MO 63108<br>Phone: 314-367-4303 <br>
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*'''German Cultural Society'''<br> 3652 S. Jefferson<br>St. Louis, MO 63118<br>Phone: 314-771-8368<br>[http://www.germanstl.org/ Website]
  
*[[St Louis Missouri Family History Center]] 10445 Clayton Rd, Frontenac, MO 63131 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=10445+Clayton+Rd.%2C+Frontenac%2C+MO+631131+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87d8ccdf74a50393%3A0x8bfc740a4471f1c3!3m8!1m3!1d3537!2d-93.6038931!3d40.0921954!3m2!1i1394!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.634206!4d-90.411385 Location Map]
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== Websites ==
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{{MO Websites Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*[[St Louis Missouri North Family History Center]]6386 Howdershell Rd, Hazelwood MO 63042 United States [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=6386+Howdershell+Road,+Hazelwood,+MO+63042&hl=en&ll=38.784365,-90.377569&spn=0.022447,0.045447&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=46.409192,93.076172&vpsrc=6&hnear=6386+Howdershell+Rd,+Hazelwood,+Missouri+63042&t=m&z=15 Location on Map]
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* [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/desktop/en/search.html Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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*  [http://stlouis.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stlouis/stlouis.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203479|Missouri|St.%20Louis}}. Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*  [https://web.archive.org/web/20180210112919/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/MO/StLouis RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/MO/Saint_LouisC/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mo/counties/st-louis/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/st-louis-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
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*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/St-Louis-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  
*[[Warrenton Missouri Family History Center]] 3619 N Highway 47, Warrenton MO 63383 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=3619+N+Highway+47+Warrenton+MO+63383++&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x87dea678b4bf3af3%3A0x10026b5feedf8fb1!3m8!1m3!1d3612!2d-90.411385!3d38.634206!3m2!1i1394!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d38.851573!4d-91.13627 Location Map]
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== Research Guides ==
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Latest revision as of 13:43, 14 October 2020

Guide to St. Louis County, Missouri ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Clayton
Organized: October 1, 1812
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Franklin  • Jefferson  • Madison (IL)  • Monroe (IL)  • St. Charles  • St. Clair (IL)  • St. Clair (IL)
See County Maps
Courthouse
MissouriStLouisCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Missouri Saint Louis County map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for St. Francis River. The County is located in the east central area of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

St. Louis County Courthouse
41 S. Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-889-2041
St. Louis County Website

County Clerk has birth records 1877-1910.
Recorder of Deeds has marriage and land records.
Clerk of the Circuit Court has divorce and court records.[3]

St. Louis County, Missouri Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1877 1876 1883 1876 1876 1876 1830
Statewide registration started in 1910 for births and deaths. General compliance for births by 1927 and deaths by 1911.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1812 St. Louis County was created October 1, 1812 as an original county.
  • County seat: Clayton[5]
The separation 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.
County records from 1805-1876 are maintained by the City of St. Louis and records from 1877 are maintained by the county. Records from 1877 and 1878 are a gray area and may be in the city records. Many of these records are available at both the St. Louis Public Library (City) and the St. Louis County Library.

For animated maps illustrating Missouri county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Missouri County Boundary Maps" (1804-1889) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places in St. Louis County, MO, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator.
The State Historical Society of Missouri has information on historical Missouri place names for all 114 Missouri Counties.
The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Normandy
  • Northwest
  • Norwood
  • Oakville
  • Queeny
  • Spanish Lake
  • St. Ferdinand
  • Tesson Ferry
  • University


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

  • 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, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photographs including: Biographies, yearbooks, business and trade catalogs and military records. Their website has a searchable genealogy index that covers many of these collections.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Missouri online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Missouri Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 10,049
1830 14,125 40.6%
1840 35,979 154.7%
1850 104,978 191.8%
1860 190,524 81.5%
1870 351,189 84.3%
1880 31,888 −90.9%
1890 36,307 13.9%
1900 50,040 37.8%
1910 82,417 64.7%
1920 100,737 22.2%
1930 211,593 110.0%
1940 274,230 29.6%
1950 406,349 48.2%
1960 703,532 73.1%
1970 951,353 35.2%
1980 973,896 2.4%
1990 993,529 2.0%
2000 1,016,315 2.3%
2010 998,954 −1.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".


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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Missouri denominations, view the Missouri Church Records wiki page.
List of Churches and Church Parishes

Catholic

Evangelical and United Church of Christ

Lutheran

Presbyterian
Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis

  • 1871-1875 Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1871-1875. Batch C515742 at FamilySearch.[7]
  • 1871-1879 Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1871-1879. Batch M515741 at FamilySearch.

North Presbyterian Church, St. Louis

  • 1850-1857 North Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1850-1857. Batch C515751 at FamilySearch.

Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis

  • 1842-1850 Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Baptism Index 1842-1850. Batch C515761 at FamilySearch.
  • 1843-1846 Third Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1843-1846. Batch M515762 at FamilySearch.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]


Germans[edit | edit source]

Jews[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Missouri Land and Property for information about records of land transfers from the government to private ownership. After that transfer, transactions were usually recorded and are currently housed at the county courthouse.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the Wiki page section Missouri Local Histories.


  • The Annals of St. Louis and a Brief Account of its Foundation and Progress, 1764-1928. 1928. St Louis: Mound City Press. Available online at FamilySearch
  • Annals of St. Louis in its Territorial Days, From 1804 to 1821 : being a continuation of the author's previous work the Annals of the French and Spanish period. By Frederic Louis Billon. 1888. St. Louis, Missouri : F.L. Billon. Available online at FamilySearch; InternetArchives
  • The Early History of St. Louis and Missouri : from its first exploration by white men in 1673 to 1843. By Elihu H. Shepard. 1870. Saint Louis : Southwestern Book and Pub. Co. Available online at FamilySearch; GoogleBooks
  • Heritage of St. Louis. 1964. St. Louis, Mo. : St. Louis Public Schools. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History of Saint Louis City and County. By John Thomas Scharf. 1883. Philadelphia : L. H. Everts & Co. Vol 1 available online at FamilySearch; Vol 2 available online at FamilySearch
  • A Souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee of St. Anthony Parish. by St. Anthony Parish (St. Louis, Missouri). 1938. St. Louis : Blackwell Wielandy Company. Available online at FamilySearch
  • History of Missouri's Counties, county seats, and courthouse squares. by Marian M. Ohman. Missouri State Library : 1983. Online at Missouri Digital Heritage
  • History of St. Louis County, Missouri. 1920. N.p. : Missouri State Library. Online at Missouri Digital Heritage
  • History of St. Louis County, Missouri Volume 1. 1911. by William Lyman Thomas. N.p. : N.p. Missouri State Library. Online at Missouri Digital Heritage
  • History of St. Louis County, Missouri Volume 2. 1911. by William Lyman Thomas. N.p. Missouri State Library. Online at Missouri Digital Heritage
  • Missouri As It Is In 1867. 1867. by Nathan Howe Parker. N.p. : Missouri State Library. Online at Missouri Digital Heritage
  • State of Missouri. 1904. by Missouri. Commission to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition; Williams, Walter, 1864-1935. Columbia, Mo. : Press of E.W. Stephens. Online at Missouri Digital Heritage.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Madison CountyMonroe CountySt. Charles CountyFranklin CountyJefferson CountyIllinoisMO ST. LOUIS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments 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 of men of St. Louis County; men from St. Louis County also served in Illinois companies, which are included in the below list.

- 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.
- 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 10th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 11th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 12th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 12th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Compnay E
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 13th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company K
- 13th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 14th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 15th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 17th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 1st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (3 months 1861) (Union), BATTERY "B," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
- 26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C

- 26th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 27th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Cavalry (Merrill's Horse) (Union), Company "L"
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Union),
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 2nd Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery (Union),
- 2nd Regiment, US Reserve Corps, Missouri Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Union),
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 30th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 31st Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 32nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 33rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 35th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company A
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company E
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company G
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company H
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company I
- 40th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company K
- 4th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 9th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company I
- Engineer Regiment of the West, Missouri Volunteers (Union), Company A
- Engineer Regiment of the West, Missouri Volunteers (Union), Company D
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company B
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company C
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company D
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company E
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company F
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company H
- 1st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company G
- 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company D
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company B
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company C
- 14th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union), Company F
- 16th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia (Union), Company A

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Abbreviations found in the Naturalization Records of St. Louis Court records

  • CCC for Court of Criminal Corrections
  • CCCC for Criminal Court
  • Cir for Circuit Court
  • Com Pl for Court of Common Pleas
  • Law for Law of Common Court

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

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

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information, see United States Probate Records.

In Missouri, probate records have usually been recorded by the clerks of the probate courts, but in some counties the common pleas or circuit courts handled this function. They are frequently indexed.

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more information see the wiki page Missouri Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. For additional guidance on researching and using vital records, see United States Vital Records or How to order Missouri Vital Records.

St. Louis and Kansas City recorded births and deaths starting as early as 1850 for deaths and 1870 for births.  The Missouri Department of Health began keeping birth and death records in 1909. County records vary by year and the county. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Missouri Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office or order electronically online.

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

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in St. Louis County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in St. Louis County. For state-wide library facilities, see Missouri Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in St. Louis County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Missouri Societies.

  • Florissant Valley Historical Society
    P.O. Box 298
    Florissant, MO 63032
    Website
  • St. Louis Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 43010
    #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140
    St. Louis, MO 63143-0010
    Phone: 314-647-8547
    Website
    Also:
9011 Manchester, Suite 3
St. Louis, MO 63144-2543
  • German American Heritage Society
    10 Maryland Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Phone: 314-367-4303
  • German Cultural Society
    3652 S. Jefferson
    St. Louis, MO 63118
    Phone: 314-771-8368
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Missouri Digital Heritage. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
  • MOGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • FamilySearch Catalog . Free. - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  • RootsWeb resources. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • StateofUS. Free. family history resources and government records
  • Missouri Genealogy. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Missouri, accessed 17 Sept 2018.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Louis County, Missouri. Page 397-407 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 393-397.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Missouri. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Missouri," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, St. Louis County Missouri, accessed Dec 2019.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.