St. Louis Missouri Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

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St. Louis Family History Center

Location Map: Location Map

Address: 10445 Clayton Rd Frontenac, MO 63131

  • Language: English

Phone: 314-390-5564

E-mail: MO_StLouis@familyhistorymail.org

Open Hours:

  • Monday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
  • We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or the availability of our volunteer staff.  Please call before you come in for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.
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Small Library of Family History Books

Closed 2022 on the following days:

  • May 30 - Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
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    Six Computer Stations
    September 5 - Labor Day

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

• If you are interested in setting up a class for yourself or a youth group please call to set up a time.

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

• May 1st Temple Family History Training 6:30pm at the St. Louis Stake, Stake Center.

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Our computers access the FamilySearch database which contains many millions of names linked into families.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 6 patron computers
  • 1 laser printer
  • Internet access
  • Free access to Premium Online Portal websites, including Ancestry.com, Footnote.com, Find My Past, Godfrey Memorial Library, Heritage Quest Online, 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War, The Genealogist, Historical Map Works Library Ed

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

• Family history centers (FHC) are branches of the Family History Library.

• Over 4,000 family history centers operate in more than 88 countries.

• Local family history centers are staffed by helpful volunteers.

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot find a source you need at the Family History Library, try one or more of these other repositories.

Repositories with very large genealogical collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • National Archives, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) home of the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), more than 350,000 printed books and 513,000 items of microfilm/fiche including family histories, censuses, city directories, passenger lists, military records, local histories, American Indians, African Americans, Canadian, British, & German collections.

Repositories with significant Utah history and Church of Jesus Christ Pioneer collections

  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Church history 1830-present: diaries, manuscripts, Church records, photos, oral history, architectural drawings, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, maps, microforms, audiovisual material
  • Daughters of Utah Pioneers, SLC, the Museum displays artifacts, and the History Department collects and preserves about 100,000 histories of pioneers who set out for, settled, or were born in Utah by 10 May 1869.
  • Utah State Historical Society, SLC, family histories, photographs, books, manuscript collections, telephone directories, maps, newspapers, yearbooks, and periodicals are available in the Research Center and online.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Local History Genealogy Reading Room in the Library of Congress home page at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  2. National Archives home page at http://www.archives.gov/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  3. "Genealogy Center" in Allen County Public Library [Internet site] at http://www.genealogycenter.org/Home.aspx (accessed 20 February 2011).
  4. "Church History Library and Archives" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Internet site] at https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/landing/church-history-library (accessed 22 April 2022).
  5. "Pioneer Museum" and "History Department" pages in International Society ~ Daughter of Utah Pioneers [Internet site] at http://www.dupinternational.org/ (accessed 20 February 2011).
  6. "Research Center and Collections" and "Collections Available at the Research Center" in Utah State History [Internet site] at http://history.utah.gov/research_and_collections/index.html (accessed 20 February 2011).

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

We're always looking for volunteers, give us a call to find out how you can help.