St. Louis County Library Headquarters
Tier 5 (top floor)
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-994-3300, ext. 2070


9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Holiday closing

Monday, Feb. 16
Presidents' Day

History and Genealogy Department

Welcome to the History and Genealogy Department

Home of the National Genealogical Society Collection

On the left side of the page are links to indexes, finding aids and guides, databases and websites and other helpful information. The links below offer important information about the History and Genealogy Department.

Welcome National Genealogical Society Conference attendees!

The 2015 National Genealogical Society Conference, "Crossroads of America," will take place in nearby St. Charles, Missouri, May 13-16. Special arrangements will be made to welcome and accomodate the many researchers who are expected to visit St. Louis County Library during the conference. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Quick links

Lookup requests

Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department

Alphabetical list of online finding aids, guides, and indexes created by the History and Genealogy Department

Department holdings and collections

Planning a visit and using the collection

Security policy and procedures



What's new?







PastPorts is a monthly electronic newsletter offering tips and news from the History and Genealogy Department.

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Tours and Services

Lookups & other services

Click here for information about lookups, interlibrary loans, and Family History Library microfilm loans.


Tours of the History and Genealogy Department are held twice a month:

First Wednesday of the month,
10:30 a.m.

Third Saturday of the month,
10:30 a.m.

No reservations are necessary. The tour covers three floors of the library (accessible by elevator).

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