Missouri Directories

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Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Missouri.

Resources for Missouri Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

The St. Louis Public Library owns these Missouri city directories on microfilm:

St. Louis (City): 1821-1980
St. Louis (County): 1893-1979
St. Louis & Suburban Telephone Directories: 1912-1950
Cape Girardeau: 1912-11935
Carthage: 1937-1960
Columbia: 1940-1960
Hannibal: 1903-1959
Independence: 1911-1960
Jefferson City: 1904-1935
Joplin: 1902-1907
Kansas City: 1865-1960
St. Charles: 1906-1934
Springfield: 1890-1950

You can request copies from these St. Louis Public Library directories cmillar@slpl.org

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of Missouri including:

St. Louis

1821-60 FHL fiche 6044444-62

1863-1935 FHL film 1377473-506

1942, 1965, 1970 etc. FHL book 977.866 E4p

Kansas City

1860-61 FHL fiche 6044015

1865-1935 FHL film 1376961-73

1940, 1975, 1989 etc. FHL book 978.139/K1 E4p

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

MISSOURI, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
MISSOURI, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES

Websites[edit | edit source]