St. Louis City, Missouri Genealogy
- 1 Independent City Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Archives and Libraries
- 4.2 Cemeteries
- 4.3 Church History and Records
- 4.4 Court Records
- 4.5 History
- 4.6 Land and Deed Records
- 4.7 Maps
- 4.8 Military History and Records
- 4.9 Newspapers
- 4.10 Probate Records
- 4.11 Taxation
- 4.12 Vital Records
- 4.13 Societies, Libraries and Museums
- 5 Web Sites
- 6 References
Independent City Courthouse
1877--St. Louis City was created from St. Louis County as an independent city. 
Places / Localities
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.
- Search the Archdiocese of St. Louis Cemetery records for burials in seventeen Catholic cemeteries from the St. Louis area.
- See St. Louis County for additional St. Louis area cemetery resources.
Church History and Records
Land and Deed Records
Military History and 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.
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
Internet: Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
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 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
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.
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.
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Genealogy in St. Louis
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).