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General

Afrigeneas.com
African American genealogical site

Christine’s Genealogy Web Site
Links to African American sites

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Family History Center
10445 Clayton Road
Frontenac, MO 63131
314/993-2328

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Family History Center
6390 Howdershell Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042
314/731-5373

Cyndi’sList
Largest genealogical web site with thousands of links

Genealogical Publishing Company
1001 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-3897
1-800/296-6687
Largest publisher of genealogical materials

Genealogy in St. Louis
Excellent database for St. Louis information

Social Security Death Index

Social Security Administration
Office of Earnings Operations
FOIA Workgroup
300 N. Greene Street
P.O. Box 33022
Baltimore, MD 21290
See above web site for form letter requesting SS application of deceased individuals.

USGenWeb Project
U.S. records by state and county

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20408
Toll free 1-866/272-6272
E-mail or to request order forms

U.S. Vital Records

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Cemetery Records

Bellefontaine Cemetery Association
4947 W. Florissant Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63115
314/381-0750
The city’s largest non-sectarian cemetery.

Catholic Cemeteries of St. Louis - North
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Office, 5239 W. Florissant Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63115
314/381-1313
Records of Calvary, the city’s largest Roman Catholic cemetery and records of Catholic cemeteries in north St. Louis City and County.

Catholic Cemeteries of St. Louis - South
Resurrection Cemetery and Mausoleum
Office, 6901 Mackenzie Road
314/352-5300
Records of Catholic cemeteries in south St. Louis City and St. Louis County.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
314/260-8691

SEE ALSO: Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis under Genealogical Societies

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Census

Ancestry Library Edition
Subscription database with free access available in the History and Genealogy Department, Central Library, St. Louis Public Library

Bureau of the Census, Personal Census Search Unit
1201 East Tenth Street (location)
P.O. Box 1545

812/285-5314
Fax: 812/285-5314

HeritageQuest
Genealogical database with free access in the History and Genealogy Department, or free of charge through both St. Louis City and County Libraries with appropriate library card

Mid-Continent Public Library
Genealogy Department
317 W. 24 Highway
Independence, MO 64050-2747
816/252-7228
Owns the complete U.S. Federal Population Census on microfilm

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Church Records

Roman Catholic Church
St. Louis Archdiocesan Archives
Cardinal Rigali Center
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119-5738
314/792-7020
Many records of closed parishes are kept here.

Concordia Historical Institute (Lutheran archives)
801 DeMun Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105
314/505-7900

Eden Theological Seminary (United Church of Christ)
475 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314/961-3627
German church records.

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Divorce Records

Circuit Clerk’s Office
Civil Courts Building
10 N. Tucker Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63101
314/622-4156
St. Louis City records.

Circuit Clerk’s Office, File Room
St. Louis County Court House
7900 Carondelet Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
314/615-8036
St. Louis County records.

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Genealogical Societies

African-American Genealogical Research Institute
P.O. Box 637
Matteson, IL 60443-6370
Extensive funeral program collection.

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
Landon Cheek Chapter
P.O. Box 32116
St. Louis, MO 63132
Meets at the Indian Trails Branch of St. Louis County Library.

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
Web site of the national society

Black World History Wax Museum
2505 St. Louis Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63106
314/241-7057
Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Illinois State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10195
Springfield, IL 62791-0195
217/789-1968

Jewish Genealogical Society of St. Louis
Affiliated with and meetings held at United Hebrew Congregation
13788 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Searchable database of Jewish cemeteries on website

Madison County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 631
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0631
618/656-2299

Missouri State Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 833
Columbia, MO 65205-0833

St. Clair County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 431
Belleville, IL 62222-0431

St. Louis Genealogical Society
Office #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140
St. Louis, MO 63143-0010
314/647-8547
Library at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.

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Historical Societies

American Indian Center of Mid America
4115 Connecticut Street
St. Louis, MO 63116
314/773-3316

Carondelet Historical Society
6303 Michigan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
314/481-6303

Illinois State Historical Society
210 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1503
217/525-2781

Missouri Historical Society, Library and Research Center
P.O. Box 11940
225 S. Skinker Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105 (location)
P.O. Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040 (mailing address)
314/746-4500

State Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO 65201-7298
573/882-7083
Largest collection of Missouri newspapers in the state

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Immigration and Naturalization Records

Circuit Clerk’s Office, Civil Courts Building,
Tucker Boulevard (12th Street) and Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
314/641-8309
Local naturalization records before 1906.
E-mail : Kathy_Grillo@osca.state.mo.us

Ellis Island, New York
Searchable database of Ellis Island arrivals from 1892

FOIA Request (Freedom of Information Act)
R. A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce Street, Room 1100
St Louis, MO 63103-2815

Guide to Finding St. Louis, Missouri Naturalization Records

National Archives- Central Plains Region
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, MO 64131-3011
816-823-5032
Naturalizations through Missouri federal courts

National Archives-Northeast Region
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014-4811
212/401-1620
New York passenger lists.

SEE ALSO: U.S. National Archives, Washington, D.C. under General  heading for forms requesting passenger list searches

St. Louis Circuit Court Project
Local Records Program
Michael Everman
Globe Building
710 North Tucker, Room 213
St. Louis MO 63101
Phone: 314/588-1746
Fax: 314/588-9788
Michael.Everman@sos.mo.gov 

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Land Records

General Land Office Records Access Staff
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States
7450 Boston Blvd.
Springfield, VA 22153-3121
703/440-1600
Federal land grants

Landmarks Association of St. Louis
917 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
314/421-6474
Information on St. Louis area landmarks and historic buildings

St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds, City Hall
1200 Market Street, Room 126
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/622-3260
Index to property deeds from 1790.

St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds
Government Center
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
314/889-2189
St. Louis County Records from 1876.

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Libraries and Archives

Allen County Public Library
Reynolds Historical & Genealogical Department
900 Webster Street (location)
P.O. Box 2270 (mailing address)
Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270
219/421-1200
Largest genealogy collection in a U.S. public library
Complete U.S. census, Hamburg Passenger lists, city directories, and much more

Belleville Public Library
121 E. Washington Street
Belleville, IL 62220
618/234-0441
St. Clair County, IL materials.

City of St. Louis Microfilm/Archival Library
City Hall, Room 1
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/993-2328
City records and voter registration books

Family History Library
Largest genealogy library in the world
SEE: listing under General heading

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Brookens Library
1 University Plaza MS BRK 140
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62703-5407 (location)
217/206-6520
P.O. Box 19243
Springfield, IL 62794-9243 (mailing address)
IRAD depository for Central Illinois Counties

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Morris Library
C/O Special Collections, 6632
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6632
618/453-3040

Southern Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
For more information on the IRAD system and addresses for other regional depositories.

Illinois State Archives
Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
217/782-4682
Web site includes many searchable databases covering vital records, military records, land records, and more.

Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Thomas Jefferson Library Building
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
314/516-7240
St. Louis Globe Democrat files.

Mid-Continent Public Library. SEE: listing under CENSUS
Missouri Historical Society
Library and Research Center
SEE: under HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

State Historical Society of Missouri
SEE: under  Historical Societies

Missouri State Archives
600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (location)
P.O. Box 1747
Jefferson City, MO 65102 (mailing address)
573/751-3280
Email: archref@mo.gov
Web site includes many searchable databases covering vital records, military records, and more.

New England Historic Genealogical Society Library
101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116-3007
617/536-5740
Largest collection of New England materials

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312/943-9090

Olin Library
Washington University
1 N. Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
314/935-5442 Helpdesk

St. Charles City-County Library
Kathryn M. Linnemann Branch
2323 Elm Street
St. Charles, MO 63301-1493
636/723-0232
St. Charles County, MO materials

St. Louis County Library
Headquarters
Special Collections
1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131-3598
314/994-3300
Houses the St. Louis Genealogical Society and National Genealogical Society Collections.

Naturalization Index
St. Louis Fire Department
Robert Pauly
8th Fire Department
1421 N. Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63106
314/533-3406

St. Louis Police Library
315 S. Tucker Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63102
314/444-5581
For information on post-1900 police officers, contact Edna Fisher,

Human Resources
1200 Clark
St. Louis, MO 63103
No phone, free research.

St. Louis Public Library
History & Genealogical Department
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314/539-0385 or 314/539-0386
Web site contains Obituary Index

St. Louis Public Schools Archives
1615 Hampton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
314/645-2648, ext.118
Email: Sharon.huffman@slps.org

University of Missouri, St. Louis
Western Historical Manuscript
Collection of the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Thomas Jefferson Library
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
314/516-5143

University of Missouri Western Manuscript Collections

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Marriages

St. Louis Recorder of Deeds Office
Marriage Records
City Hall, Room 126
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-2881
314/622-3257
sqc@stlouiscityrecorder.org
Marriage records from the City to date, and from the County before 1876.

St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds
Government Center
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
314/889-2180
St. Louis County marriage records since 1876.

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Military Records

Illinois State Archives

SEE: under Libraries and Archives

Missouri State Archives

SEE: under Libraries and Archives

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
314/801-0800

Civilian Personnel Records
111 Winnebago Street
St. Louis, MO 63118-4126
314/801-9250

U.S. National Archives
See above under General heading
For pre-modern war military records, request form.
inquire@nara.gov

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Probate Records

Office of the Probate Court
Civil Courts Building, 10th Floor
10 North Tucker Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63101
314/622-4238
City records to date, and County records from 1800 to 1876.
SEE ALSO: www.stlcourtrecords.wustl.edu

Early St. Louis Circuit Court Case Files
Office of the Probate Court
St. Louis County Probate Division
7900 Carondelet Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
County records from 1876.

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Vital Records

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Public Records
605 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
217/782-6553
Death certificates after 1947

SEE ALSO:

Illinois State Archives
Death Index 1916-1947 (1950)

Missouri Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
573/751-6400
Records from 1910 Missouri Department of Health

SEE ALSO:

Missouri State Archives
Early Missouri Births and Deaths

St. Louis County Vital Records Division
St. Louis County Health Department
111 S. Meramec Avenue
314/615-1720
County records since 1876.

St. Louis City Vital Records Division, Recorder of Deeds Office
St. Louis City Hall
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-2881
Births from c. 1870:
314/613-3016, 314/613-3017; Room 127
Deaths from c. 1850:
314/613-3018, 314/613-3019; Room 124
Marriages: 314/622-3257; Room 126

St. Louis City Medical Examiner
1300 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103-2718
314/622-4971

St. Louis County Vital Records Division
St. Louis County Health Department
111 S. Meramec Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105-1711
314/615-1720
County records since 1876

St. Louis Daily Record
612 N. 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO 63102 (location)
P.O. Box 88910
St. Louis, MO 63188 (mailing address)
314/421-1880
Publisher of the local court journals, the St. Louis Daily Record and the St. Louis Countian; as index to references of business, property, legal proceedings, and vital records appearing in the journals.


Compiled by the History and Genealogy Department
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
314-539-0385 or 539-0386

Revised and Reprinted March 2005

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