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Fall 2004
A Publication of the St. Louis Public Library

Vol. 4   No. 3

New Arrivals

Items recently added to the St. Louis Public Library's collection:

1. Allan, Desmond Walls. Masoni cDeath Records From the Grand Lodge of Arkansas 1941-1990. Conway, AR: Arkansas Research, 1999. 929.3767

Includes statewide death records. Includes name, date of death, lodge number (a clue to place of death) & a reference for further information.

2. Arkansas Prior Birth Index. Vol. 1 & 2. Hot Springs: Arkansas Genealogical Society, 2002. 929.3767

Birth records that were recorded much later than the time of birth. Information may be less accurate. Vol. 1 covers births before 1902. The records date from 1942. Vol. 2 covers records made in 1943. Includes name, birth date, county, mother’s name, year of filing, volume & certificate number.

3. Bowen, Jeff. Choctaw of Mississippi Indian Census 1929-1932 with Birth & Death Records 1924-1931. Signal Mountain, TN: Mountain Press, 1997. 929.3762

Indexes to four annual censuses of the Mississippi Choctaw population plus births & deaths recorded.

4. Genola, Christie C. & Evelyn B. Crouch. Grenada County, Mississippi Marriage Index Book. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing, ND. 929.3762

Entries are alphabetical by both bride & groom. Includes book, page & year in the original records.

5. Ingmire, Frances T. Muscogee County, Georgia Marriage Records 1835-1850. St. Louis: Frances T. Ingmire, 1985. 929.3758.

Records include name of bride, groom & marriage date.

6. McLane, Bobbie Jones. City of Hot Springs, Arkansas Death Records, 1896-1917. Hot Springs: Arkansas Ancestors, 1989. 929.3767

Covers the years just prior to the statewide Arkansas death index. Includes name, age, occupation, birthplace, date of death, cause of death, physician, cemetery & undertaker.

7. Yates, Janelle Burson. Early Records of Neshoba County, Mississippi. Vol. 1 & 2. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing Co., ND. 929.3762

Included are abstracts of chancery court dockets, indexes to wills & probate records, land patent records, tax rolls & deed book abstracts. Volumes are indexed.

... And Some Venerated Ancestors

1. California Genealogical Society. San Francisco, California 1890 Great Register of Voters. North Salt Lake, UT: Heritage Quest, 2001. 929.3794

A substitute for the missing 1890 census. Includes name, age, birthplace, occupation, address, naturalization information, registration date & precinct for all registered voters.

2. California State Genealogical Alliance. The California 1890 Great Register of Voters Index. 3 Vols. North Salt Lake, UT: Heritage Quest, 2001. 929.3794

Covers the entire state. Includes name, age, birthplace, residence, county, registration, if naturalized & a remarks column indicating if the original records contain significant additional information.

4. Eldridge, Carrie. An Atlas of Trails West of the Mississippi River. Huntington, WV: CDM Printing, 2001. 978

Shows migration routes from the Mississippi River west & includes information on what the journey was like.

5. Gostin, Ted. Southern California Vital Records: Volume 1, Los Angeles County 1850-1859. Los Angeles: Generations Press, 2001. 929.3794

Includes indexes of birth, baptism, marriage, death & burial records.

6. Rasmussen, Louis J. California Wagon Train Lists, Vol. 1: April 5, 1849 to October 20, 1852. Colma, CA: San Francisco Historic Records, 1994. 929.3794

Lists known members of wagon trains & their point & date of departure.

7. Rasmussen, Louis J. Railway Passenger Lists of Overland Trains to San Francisco and the West. 2 Vols. Colma, CA: San Francisco, 1966. 929.3794

Lists provide known passengers on overland trains from approximately 1870-1873, including point of departure, place of arrival & date.

8. Rasmussen, Louis J. San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. 4 Vols. Colma, CA: San Francisco Historic Record & Genealogy Division, 1965 -. 929.3794

Includes the name of ship, passengers, place of departure, arrival & date. Also may include historical information about the ship or voyage. Covers 1850-1853, picking up many immigrants to California during the Gold Rush.

9. Washington Pioneers. Olympia, WA: Washington State Genealogical Society, 1991. 2 Vols. 929.3797

Based on applications for a Pioneer Certificate Project. Includes many early Washington state pioneers: name, date & place of birth, spouse, children & birthplace of children.

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