St. Louis City, Missouri Genealogy

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Independent City Courthouse


Parent County

1877--St. Louis City was created from St. Louis County as an independent city. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries

St. Louis Public Library (St. Louis City) owns a large collection of books, periodicals, maps, and other miscellaneous materials that deal with the history of St. Louis City, and Library staff have indexed many previously unindexed books and materials on that topic. They also own a large local history card file, and a large vertical file consisting of articles clipped from local newspapers and other local publications.

St. Louis County Library has a large collection of genealogical records for St. Louis City in its Special Collections Department located at its main headquarters. The collection includes holdings from the St. Louis Genealogical Society as well as parish records from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to its holdings, the staff of the Special Collections Department has created indexes for many records including St. Louis newspapers as well as birth, naturalization, probate, and church records.

Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center has a collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and photos including: St. Louis newspapers, fire insurance maps, business and trade catalogs and St. Louis city directories. Their website has a searchable genealogy index.


- See St. Louis County for additional St. Louis area cemetery resources.

Church History and Records

Court Records


Land and Deed Records


Military History and Records


Probate Records

Missouri State Archives - St. Louis Probate records - This web site has copies of original documents from every probate case in St. Louis from 1805 to 1900.


Vital Records

For St. Louis city records from 1870 to the present, write to:

Division of Health
634 No. Grand Boulevard
P.O. Box 14702
St. Louis, MO 63178
Telephone: 314-658-1132
Internet: Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Birth Records

The Family History Library also has 16 microfilms of the registers of the St. Louis City Hospital for 1846 to 1900.

St. Louis Public Library owns these microfilm birth and death record sets:

  • St. Louis, MO Birth Records, 1870-1910
  • St. Louis, MO Index to Register of Births, 1910-1929
  • St. Louis, MO Death Records, 1850-1909
  • St. Louis, MO Burial Permits, 1882-1908
  • St. Louis County, MO Birth Certificates, 1883-1910
  • St. Louis County, MO Death Certificates, 1883-1910
Marriage Records

Marriage records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806-1965 are available on microfilm at the Family History Library.

The Family History Library has 147 microfilms from the city recorder (index for 1806-1965, records from 1808-1920, licenses from 1881-1966), and 14 films from the county recorder (index for 1877-1928, licenses from 1881-1933). The Missouri State Archives has copies of the same films available at the Family History Library.

  • St. Louis Public Library owns the following microfilm record sets:
  • St. Louis, MO Marriage Records, 1808-1882
  • St. Louis, MO Marriage Index, Males, 1806-1965
  • St. Louis, MO Marriage Index, Females, 1806-1963
  • St. Louis County, MO Marriages, 1881-1954
  • St. Louis County, MO Marriage Applications Index, 1882-1980
Death Records

Missouri State Archives has online access to death certificates from 1910-1958. See Missouri Vital Records – Death Records.

St Louis Missouri Police Officers' Deaths, 1861-1899 These deaths are taken from, St. Louis Board of Commissioner’ Record of Resignations, Reductions, Promotions, and Deaths 1861-1899. The names are listed alphabetically.
Information Given:
Death Date
Cause of Death

Societies, Libraries and Museums

St. Louis Genealogical Society. Web site includes many free resources on naturalizations, early (until 1830) residents, and vital records.

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).