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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{MO Populated Places Intro|St. Louis}}
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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>
The following are locations in St. Louis County, Missouri:
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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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</div>
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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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*[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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*[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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*[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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*[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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*[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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*[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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*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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*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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</div>
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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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}}
  
*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.
 
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Historical Timeline Intro|St. Louis}}
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/st_louis.htm MOInterment]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/mo/st_louis.htm MOInterment]
 
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=101 MOGravestones]
 
* [http://missourigravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=101 MOGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20651&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/St.-Louis-County?id=county_1492 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Missouri/St.-Louis-County?id=county_1492 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
* [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]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Missouri Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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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".] 
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|1820 |10049 
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|1830 |14125 
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|1840 |35979
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|1850 |104978
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|1860 |190524
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|1870 |351189
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|1880 |31888
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|1890 |36307
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|1900 |50040
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|1910 |82417
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|1920 |100737
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|1930 |211593
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|1940 |274230
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|1950 |406349
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|1960 |703532
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|1970 |951353
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|1980 |973896
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|1990 |993529
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|2000 |1016315
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|2010 |998954
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}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Census Intro|St. Louis}}
  
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=== Church Records ===
 
=== Church Records ===
{{MO Church Intro|St. Louis}}
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{{MO Church Intro|St. Louis}}<br>
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'''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>
 
'''''Catholic'''''<br>
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'''Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''
 
'''Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis'''
  
*'''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 https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/f/f4/Igimissourir.pdf.</ref>
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*'''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.
 
*'''1871-1879'''  Fairmount Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Marriage Index 1871-1879. Batch {{IGI|M515741}} at FamilySearch.
  
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{{MO Court Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Court 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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Directories ===
 
=== Directories ===
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{{MO History}}
 
{{MO History}}
  
*''The Annals of St. Louis and a Brief Account of its Foundation and Progress, 1764-1928''. 1929. [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.]. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1667541 FamilySearch]
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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]
*''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://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1073878 FamilySearch]; [https://archive.org/details/cihm_00427 InternetArchives]
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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]
*''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://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE1147494 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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*''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]
*''Heritage of St. Louis''. 1964. St. Louis, Mo. : St. Louis Public Schools. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE3517389 FamilySearch]
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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]
*''History of Saint Louis City and County''. By John Thomas Scharf. 1883. Philadelphia : L. H. Everts &amp; Co. Vol 1 available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE106011 FamilySearch]; Vol 2 available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE106008 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]
*''A Souvenir of the Diamond Jubilee of St. Anthony Parish''. St. Anthony Parish (St. Louis, Missouri). 1938. St. Louis : Blackwell Wielandy Company. Available online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE2064343 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].
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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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>
 
*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]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{MO World War II Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{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 ===
 
{{MO Naturalization Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Naturalization 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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*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.
 
*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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'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1750-1988''' {{RecordSearch|2399107|Missouri Probate Records 1750-1998}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''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 ($)
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{MO Schools Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{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]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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{{MO Birth Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Birth Intro|St. Louis}}
 
*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1817-1939''' {{RecordSearch|2524491|Missouri Births, 1817-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1827-1935''' {{RecordSearch|1680833|Missouri, Births and Christenings, 1827-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1851-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1170 Missouri Birth Records, 1851-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''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.
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
 
{{MO Marriage Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Marriage Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1750-1920''' {{RecordSearch|1680838|Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1800-1991''' {{RecordSearch|2060668|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1805-2002''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1171 Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
 
*'''1850''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2094 Missouri Marriages to 1850] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
 
*'''1834-1910''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1172 Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images ($)
*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1680837|Missouri, Deaths and Burials, 1867-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1883-1930''' {{RecordSearch|2448947|Missouri Deaths, 1883-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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
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==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Divorce Intro|St. Louis}}
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{{MO Websites Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Websites Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*  [http://mdh.deepwebaccess.com/mdh/result-list/fullRecord:st.+louis+county// Missouri Digital Heritage]. Free. digital images of many types of records from institutions across the State
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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
 
*  [http://stlouis.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://stlouis.mogenweb.org/ MOGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
*  [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mo/stlouis/stlouis.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
*  [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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*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/st-louis-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://www.genealogyinc.com/missouri/st-louis-county/ StateofUS]. Free. family history resources and government records
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/St-Louis-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
*  [http://ldsgenealogy.com/MO/St-Louis-County.htm Missouri Genealogy]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|St. Louis}}
 
{{MO Research Guides Intro|St. Louis}}

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.