|New ArrivalsThis feature
highlights items recently added to the collection of St. Louis Public Library, which may
be of interest to genealogists.
1. Pyne, Rev. Frederick Wallace. Descendants of the Signers of the
Declaration of Independence. 7 vols. Rockport, ME: Picton Press, 1997 - . HG 929.3
The library recently received the final volumes in this set, which
provides lineages for descendants of Declaration of Independence signers. The seven
volumes cover each of the original thirteen colonies. For each signer, descendants are
listed down to the tenth generation.
2. Steuart, Raeone Christensen, ed. United States 1800 Census Index.
4 vols. Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 2000. HG 929.3
This is a comprehensive index to the 1800 census for the entire United
States. Because the listings are interfiled, this index will be very useful if you are
unsure which state an ancestor lived in for the 1800 census.
3. Pruitt, Bettye Hobbs. The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771.
Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1998. HG 929.3744
This list is based on assessors' returns of in each town in
Massachusetts. While the returns of some towns no longer exist, it includes approximately
38,000 polls (males who were eligible to be taxed). Tax lists can be very useful to the
genealogist. In this case, it covers a year prior to the creation of Federal census lists.
In addition, it lists all males over age rather than just heads of household as early
4. Bailey, Christina and Lorraine Cook White, comp. Barbour
Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing
Co., 1994 - . HG 929.3746
The Barbour Collection includes existing town vital records for
Connecticut, until approximately 1850; it is in the process of being reprinted by
Genealogical Publishing Company. The Library has recently added ten new volumes of this
series, covering towns alphabetically from Franklin, CT to Lebanon. We have additional
volumes on order and will complete the set as volumes are published.
5. Martin, Jacob & Alfred Smith, eds. Abstract of Wills.
Philadelphia, Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1999. HG 929.3748
This series includes reproductions of will abstracts from early
Pennsylvania counties, including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Lancaster,
Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York. The volumes are indexed.
6. Ward, Roger G., ed. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and
Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Co., 1997. HG 929.3755
This series is based on tax lists of 1815. Landowners are listed
alphabetically within regions. It includes contemporary maps of the area and a rough
description of the location of the land being taxed.
7. Allen, Desmond Walls, ed. Arkansas Death Record Index, 1941
1948. Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1999. HG 929.3767
This is the last in a set of four volumes of indexes to the death
records filed in the Arkansas State Department of Health. Information includes name,
county, death date, race, sex, and age at time of death. This series of indexes begins
And Some Venerated Ancestors
These are selected older items
that you may not know about, but which can prove helpful in Missouri genealogical and
historical research. They represent only a few of the many valuable resources available at
the St. Louis Public Library.
1. Eakin, Joanne C. and Donald R. Hale. Branded as Rebels: A List of
. Lees Summit, MO: Donald R. Hale, 1993. HG 973.742
This is an excellent source of information on the bushwhackers and
guerrillas who were allied with the Confederate army in Civil War Missouri. It includes
Confederate service, irregular service, and death if killed during the war, as well as
2. Northcott, Dennis, ed. St. Louis County Coroners Records,
1826 1873. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Historical Society, 1997. HG 929.3778
These listings are abstracted from the Coroners records held at
the Missouri Historical Society. They normally include name, date of death, cause of
death, and location of inquest for deaths from unusual circumstances.
35. Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, & Maryhelen Wilson, comp. Divorces
and Separations in Missouri, 1808 1853. St. Louis, MO: n.p., n.d. HG 929.3778
This is an abstract of information on divorces and separations as they
appeared in early Missouri newspapers.
4. Stanley, Lois, George F. Wilson, & Maryhelen Wilson, comp. Death
Records of Pioneer Missouri Women, 1808 1849. St. Louis, MO: n.p., n.d. HG
5. Wilson, George F., Maryhelen Wilson, and Lois Stanley, comp. Death
Records of Missouri Men From Newspapers, 1808 1854. St. Louis, MO: n.p., n.d.
These books are two of several abstractions from newspaper listings of
deaths that appeared long before civil registration began in Missouri.