St. Louis Public Library

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St. Louis Public Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]



Central Library
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Telephone:[1]  314-241-2288
Fax:  314-539-0393

Hours and holidays:[2]  Mon-Thu 10-9; Fri-Sat 10-6; Sun 1-5 (1st floor only); Holidays

Map, parking, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The St. Louis Public Library has an on-line Obituary Index for the years 1880–1927; 1942–1945; 1992–2006. They also have hundreds of published family histories, passenger lists, and access to the Heritage Quest database. The Gateway Family Historian is published by the Library.[3]

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the St. Louis Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

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St. Louis CITY offices In 1876 St. Louis City separated from St. Louis County, but retained all of the original St. Louis County records prior to 1876.

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