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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{'' '''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, a great American genealogy collection: censuses, MO federal land sales, penitentiary, St. Louis fur trade, Civil War, passenger lists, plantations, American Indians, city directories, newspapers, [[Draper Manuscript Collection|Draper Manuscripts]], and KY taxes.<ref name="DB67" /> <ref name="MGCAbout">[http://www.mcpl.lib.mo.us/genlh/about/#microfilm About the Midwest Genealogy Center] in ''Mid-Continent Public Library'' (accessed 5 May 2010).</ref><br>
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*[[National Archives at Kansas City]] federal censuses 1790–1930; selected military service indexes, pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, photos, adoptions, vital records, land, and Indian records.<ref name="DB67">Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.</ref>
*''such as:'' NARA I
 
*NARA II
 
*National Archives at _____
 
*State Archives
 
*State Library
 
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.slcl.org/genealogy St. Louis County Library], a Missouri collection including the [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org National Genealogical Society], and [http://www.stlgs.org St. Louis Genealogical Society] collections, online databases, federal censuses, births, deaths, cemeteries, church records, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, wills, African American records, yearbooks, and access to LDS microfilms.<ref>[http://www.slcl.org/content/online-guide-st-louis-sources-history-and-genealogy-department Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department] in ''St. Louis County Library'' (accessed 2 February 2016).</ref><br>
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*National Personnel Records Center
 
*LC
 
*FHL
 
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/recorder/ St. Louis Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar], birth and deaths since 1825; marriages since 1766.<ref name="Red">Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Ancestry's Red Book : American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Salt Lake City, UT : Ancestry Pub., 2004), 396. {{WorldCat|779185438}}; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3191918 Online 1989 version]; {{FHL|20296507|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}</ref>
*County Vital Records Office
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*[https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/medical-examiner/ St. Louis City Medical Examiner], suspicious deaths.
*City Vital Records Office
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*[http://www.stlcitycircuitcourt.com/ St. Louis City Courthouse], local civil, criminal, and probate records since 1766.<ref name="Red" /><br>
*County Archives
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*[http://www.mow.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri], St. Louis, recent federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court records.
*County Orphan's Court  
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*[http://www.slfp.com/ForestParkMHS.htm Missouri History Museum Library], St. Louis, has regional history sources, St. Louis, Missouri, the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, the Louisiana Purchase, American West: indexes, guides, catalogs, photos, genealogy workshops. Many records of Missouri settlers from Illinois.<ref name="DB67" />
*County Probate Court
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*[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]], St. Louis, federal government employee and military personnel records starting 1917.<ref name="DB134">Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.</ref><br>
*County Recorder
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*[[St. Louis Mercantile Library]], early newspapers, railroads, inland waterways, county records, biographies, and genealogies. A premier library for Missouri research.<ref name="DB67" /><br>
*County Coroner
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*[http://jacksongov.org/151/Medical-Examiner Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Archives and Records] parish christenings, confirmations, marriages, and deaths.  
*U.S. District Court
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*[http://www.lutheranhistory.org/ Concordia Historical Institute], St. Louis, Department of Archives and History of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
*County and local historical societies
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*[http://www.diocesemo.org/ministries/diocesan/communications/diocesan-archives/ Episcopal Diocese of Missouri Archives], St. Louis, a library, extensive document and photograph collections, and parish registers.
*County and local genealogical societies
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:''''' '''in Missouri:''' [[Franklin County, Missouri|Franklin]], [[Jefferson County, Missouri|Jefferson]], [[St. Charles County, Missouri|St. Charles]], [[St. Louis County, Missouri|St. Louis]], '''in Illinois:''' [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]], and [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]].
*Public Libraries
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*[http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/ Missouri Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics], Jefferson City, birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates.<ref name="VR" />
*Museums and heritage societies
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/ Missouri State Archives], Jefferson City, has court, land, military, death records, federal censuses, county and municipal records, photos, penitentiary, and manuscript records. Birth and death record index since 1883 is online; birth records 1883-1895; marriages 1827-1937.<ref name="VR">[http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory/vital-records Vital Records] in ''Kansas City Public Library'' (accessed 2 Feb 2016).</ref>
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:''''' [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]  
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*[http://www.mosga.org/ Missouri State Genealogical Association] has donated their books the the Midwest Genealogy Center.
*State Vital Records Office
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*[[Kansas City Public Library Missouri Valley Special Collections]], The '''Missouri Valley Room''' has a great genealogy collection for Missouri and Kansas with biographies, periodicals, genealogies, diaries, photos, scrapbooks, and newspapers of the Kansas City area.<ref name="DB4767">Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.</ref> <ref name="SC">[http://www.kclibrary.org/kchistory/special-collections Special Collections] in ''Kansas City Public Library'' (accessed 7 March 2014).</ref><br>
*State Historical Society
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*[http://shs.umsystem.edu/research/index.shtml State Historical Society of Missouri], Columbia, census, maps, newspapers, online tools, oral history, photos, historical manuscripts, and reference materials.<ref name="DB67" />
*State Genealogical Society  
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*[http://www.cofchrist.org/visit-library-and-archives Community of Christ Library and Archives], Independence, books, periodicals, letters, and diaries of the of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/Community of Christ.
*University Libraries
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*[http://www.centralmethodist.edu/library/moumcarchive.php Missouri United Methodist Archives], Fayette, historical materials on Methodism in Missouri emphasizing ministers.
*Church archives
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding states:''''' [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Iowa]], [[Illinois Archives and Libraries|Illinois]], [[Kansas Archives and Libraries|Kansas]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Nebraska Archives and Libraries|Nebraska]], [[Oklahoma Archives and Libraries|Oklahoma]], and [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]].
*Repositories in '''''surrounding states (or provinces):''''' [SC], [TN], and [VA]
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*[[Allen County Public Library]], Ft. Wayne IN, has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<ref>[http://www.genealogycenter.org/docs/default-source/resources/aboutusbrochure.pdf?sfvrsn=2 Genealogy Center Collections] in ''Genealogy Center'' (accessed 27 February 2015).</ref><br>
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]], outstanding genealogical collection with records for more than Texas, including '''Missouri''', Oklahoma, the South, Mid-Atlantic, and New England states.<ref name="DB107">Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.</ref><br>
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*[[Newberry Library]], a large Chicago repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and British Isles.<ref name="DB39">Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.</ref>
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

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St. Louis Public Library
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  help@slpl.org

Address:[1]

Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Telephone:[1]  314-241-2288
Fax:  314-539-0393

Hours and holidays:[2]  Mon-Thu 10-9; Fri-Sat 10-6; Sun 1-5 (1st floor only); Holidays

Map, parking, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006. They also have hundreds of published family histories, passenger lists, and access to the Heritage Quest database. The Gateway Family Historian is published by the Library.[3]

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the St. Louis Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Contacting the Library in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  2. Libraries and hours in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  3. Genealogists in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 67.
  5. About the Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 5 May 2010).
  6. Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department in St. Louis County Library (accessed 2 February 2016).
  7. 7.0 7.1 Alice Eichholz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book : American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City, UT : Ancestry Pub., 2004), 396. WorldCat 779185438; Online 1989 version; FHL Book 973 D27rb
  8. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Vital Records in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 2 Feb 2016).
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  11. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  12. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  13. Dollarhide and Bremer, 107.
  14. Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.