|NEW ARRIVALSItems recently added to the St. Louis Public
Librarys collections that may be of interest to genealogists.
1. American Genealogical-Biographical Index to American
Genealogical, Biographical, and Local History Materials. Supplement. Middletown,
CT: Godfrey Memorial Library, 2001-. HG 929.02
This set is a supplement to the original AGBI. It is currently available
through Vol. 7, which goes through "Bradstreet." It is a useful resource for
indexing such items as the Pennsylvania Archives, many other state archives, and a wide
variety of family history materials.
2. City Directories of the United States 1902-1935, Chicago, IL.
17 Reels. Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications, 1997?. HG 917.7311
Chicago city directories. As the second-largest city in the U.S. for
many years, Chicago was a big draw for European immigrants as well as the many people
migrating from the southern U.S. during the early 20th century.
3. Death Certificate Index, 1912-1943. 8 Reels. Jackson,
MS: Dept. of Archives & History, 1992. HG 929.3762
This set indexes death certificates filed in the state of Mississippi
from 1912 to 1943.
4. Carson, Dina C., ed. Directories of Genealogical and Historical
Societies, Libraries, and Periodicals in the U.S. and Canada. Niwot, CO: Iron Gate
Publishing, 2000. HG 929.1
This set of directories is very valuable for finding contact information
for genealogical societies, publications, and libraries. A wonderful source for
single-name journals, county and family societies, and collections in North America.
5. Mills, Elizabeth Shown, ed. Professional Genealogy: A Manual
for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. Baltimore, MD:
Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001. HG 929.1
This book is a comprehensive source for the professional genealogist,
including such topics as how to begin and manage a career as a professional genealogist;
what skills are involved in professional-level research; how to write and publish research
reports, family histories, journal articles, or lineage papers; and how to lecture and
6. Newman, John J. Uncle, We Are Ready: Registering Americas
Men, 1917-1918: A Guide to Researching World War I Draft Registration Cards. North
Salt Lake, UT: Heritage Quest, 2001. HG 940.3
This source provides extensive information on what the draft
registration cards are, how to use them, and what you can expect to find. It also provides
tables of draft boards, how many were registered at each board, microfilm reel numbers,
and parts of the alphabet covered on each reel.
7. United States City Directories, 1882-1901. Chicago, IL.
32 Reels. New Haven, CT: Research Publica-tions, 197?. HG 917.7311
These earlier years of Chicago city directories cover some of the peak
immigration years for the U.S.
8. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards,
1917-1918. St. Louis City and County. East Point, GA: National Archives, 1991. HG
We have also created a finding aid for the set, which is organized by
We are also very pleased to announce that we now have full access to
Ancestry.com. This includes the census images as well as the thousands of other databases
available. The computers with this software are located in the History & Genealogy
SOME VENERATED ANCESTORS
These are selected older items that you may not know about, but which
can prove helpful in Illinois genealogical and historical research. They represent only a
few of the many valuable resources available at the St. Louis Public Library.
1. Biographical History of Eminent and Self-Made Men of the State
of Indiana. Cincinnati, OH: Western Biographical Publishing Co., 1880. ST 977.2
This is a biographical dictionary of primarily mid-19th century men,
usually prominent in society, business, or politics.
2. Daughters of the American Revolution. Roster of Soldiers and
Patriots of the American Revolution. N.P.: Indiana Daughters of the American
Revolution, 1938. HG 973.34
A list of Revolutionary patriots buried in Indiana, based primarily on
pension applications. Information includes name, birthdate, county of residence, service,
proof of service, marriage, date of death, place of burial, and whether there is (was) a
3. Griswold, Bert J. Fort Wayne, Gateway of the West 1802-1813:
Garrison Orderly Books, Indian Agency Account Book. Indianapolis, IN: Historical
Bureau of the Indiana Library & Historical Department, 1927. ST 977.2
This book includes transcriptions of the Garrison Orders of the Fort
Wayne garrison. They include many personal names from early Indiana history.
4. Indiana. Report of the Unveiling & Dedication of Indiana
Monument at Andersonville, Georgia. Indianapolis, IN: Wm. B. Buford, 1909. ST
This book contains a list of all Indiana Civil War soldiers who died at
Andersonville Prison. It includes name, regiment, company, rank, date of death, and cause
of death for each soldier.
5. Indiana. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of
Indiana. 8 Vols. Indianapolis, IN: Alexander H. Conner, 1869. ST 353.9
The set includes rosters organized by regiment (including name, date of
muster, and remarks), which includes whether discharged, mustered out, or a place and date
of death. In addition, Vol. 1 contains a list of officers killed and the date, place, and
cause; register of officers dismissed or cashiered and the reason; Union soldiers buried
in Indiana during the war, with name, rank, regiment, place, date and cause of death,
where buried, and whether there is (was) a headstone.
6. Indiana. Record of Indiana Volunteers in the Spanish-American
War 1898-1899. Indianapolis, IN: Wm. B. Burford, 1900. HG 973.89
A record of those who served in the Spanish-American War, including
name, date of muster, residence at time of enlistment, and remarks (mustered out,
transferred, died, or discharged).
7. Turner, Lynn W. & Heber P. Walker, eds. Indiana at War: A
Directory of Hoosier Civilians Who Held Positions of Responsibility in Official,
Volunteer, and Cooperating War-Time Operation. Bloomington, IN: Indiana War
History Commission, 1951. ST 940.92
This item lists over 30,000 individuals who participated in WWII on the
Indiana homefront, including the agency they worked for and the county of residence. The
book has limited indexing.
8. Waters, Margaret R. Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Indiana: A
Supplement: 485 Names Not Listed in the Roster of Soldiers & Patriots of the American
Revolution Buried in Indiana nor in Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Indiana.
Indianapolis, IN: the author, 1954.
9. Waters, Margaret R. Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Indiana:
300 Names Not Listed in the Roster of Soldiers & Patriots of the American Revolution
Buried in Indiana. Indianapolis, IN: the author, 1949. HG 973.34
These two items include additional revolutionary patriots buried in
Indiana but not listed in the DAR book. The entries include date and place of birth,
residence, pension application numbers, and various sources for proof of service.
10. In addition to these items, St. Louis Public Library owns a large
collection of Goodspeed-type 19th-century county histories and a large collection of
county histories done in the late 20th-century by the Turner Publishing Company.