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Provides searchable full text and indexing of many U.S. and international newspapers, including print and online-only resources. Provides comprehensive news and information on differing perspectives for a variety of topics, including economics, business, political science, environmental issues, health and welfare topics, social problems, consumer affairs, education, international affairs and defense, sports and much more.
America's Obituaries & Death Notices covers recent U.S. deaths reported in newspapers nationwide. Local coverage includes obituaries from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1988-current; St. Louis American, 2006-current; St. Charles Journal, 2011-current; and the Belleville News-Democrat, 2000-current.
American Ancestors provides access to more than 400 million U.S. and foreign records, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American records. Full-text issues of The Register and other New England Historical Genealogy Society publications are also accessible. American Ancestors is available for use in the History & Genealogy Department only.
Findmypast offers searchable databases for censuses of the British Isles; civil, military, and church records; newspapers, and more. Coverage includes records for the U.S., Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The site provides access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) covering thousands of genealogical and historical publications. Findmypast can be used at any St. Louis County Library location.
HistoryGeo provides a searchable database of 12.3 million names connected to land ownership maps covering the 29 public land states and Texas. The database also features a historical map collection.
Searchable full text access to this weekly newspaper featuring community news, events, and announcements for the Florissant Valley area, including Black Jack, Florissant, Hazelwood, and Spanish Lake. Includes access from October 2006 to present.
Searchable full text coverage of local news and community-submitted content from North County, including births, engagements, and community events. Falls under the Suburban Journals of Greater Saint Louis. Includes access from 2004 to 2008.
Online access to microfilmed versions of the New York Times and St. Louis Post Dispatch. Allows the user to retrieve, view, print and email specially digitized images from ProQuest microfilm. Note that access is only available for 2008 to 3 months ago.
Searchable full text coverage of local news and community-submitted content from South County, including births, engagements, and community events. Falls under the Suburban Journals of Greater Saint Louis. Includes access from 2004 to present.
Searchable full text database of local news and community-submitted content from South and West St. Louis County, including births, engagements, and community events. Falls under the Suburban Journals of Greater Saint Louis. Includes access from October 2004 to January 2009.
Full text, comprehensive database with total access from 1988 to present, and partial access from 1981-1987. The Post-Dispatch provides local, national, and international news to the St. Louis area, including daily Sports, Business, and Entertainment sections
Covers people and events of historical significance in American history from Pre-Columbian America forward. Content includes primary source materials.
Collection of primary sources, reference works, and scholarly journals providing materials for the study of World History.
A digital collection offering online access to many publications and photos related to American history, government and culture.
A digitized version of the 38-volume print edition of legislative and executive documents issued by Congress, 1789 - 1838.
An online database of passenger arrivals through the port of New York for the years 1820-1892.
Includes name index for Civil War soldiers and sailors, histories of Union and Confederate regiments, battles of the war, and other historical information.
Passenger list records covering the years of 1892-1924.
This free site provides access to a growing collection of databases for genealogical research. Users can also search the Family History Library's extensive catalog of microfilm and print holdings.
Provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. Public Land States include the 30 states where land was surveyed with the rectangular survey system and land descriptions utilize the terms section, township, and range.
The online GNIS Database provides information about geographic place names in the United States as is commonly found in a printed gazetteer.
A roll-by-roll listing of county records on microfilm held by the Missouri State Archives.
Copies of death certificates issued beginning 1910 and that are at least 50 years old can be downloaded from this site.
Includes indexes and images for St. Louis County Probate Court (1804-1876) and St. Louis City Probate Court (1876-1900, separated from county in 1876). The probate packets for 1802-1885, available through this project, are available on microfilm in the St. Louis County Library Special Collections Department.
The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is a non-profit organization providing education, training, and standards for anyone interested in genealogical research. The St. Louis County Library Special Collections Department holds the NGS Book Loan Collection.
Commonly known as NUCMUC, this online catalog allows users to search for archival and manuscript materials held by archives and other repositories across the U.S.
Microfilm listed in the online catalog can be obtained through interlibrary loan.
The cadastral survey of the U.S. with an online interactive map for finding the principal meridians and baseline for the 30 public domain states.
A Soundex system, used in some genealogical indexes, provides a consistent code for surnames with variant spellings or similar pronunciations. Enter the surname you want coded into the search field to find the Soundex equivalent used in the index.
The St. Louis Genealogical Society provides education and support for those doing genealogical research in St. Louis City and County. Its library collection is held by the St. Louis County Library Special Collections Department.
An index to the more than 10,000 newspaper clippings filed by the newspaper and donated to the Mercantile Library in 1986. Coverage is 1920s - 1980s. Articles in the index can be found on microfilm at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
Copies of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch are available on microfilm at St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
Digitized edition of laws and resolutions passed by Congress.
This site provides links to free genealogical information for U.S. states and counties.
The Library of Congress has digitized a portion of the set, which include House and Senate documents and reports beginning in 1817.
An online listing of court records on microfilm that can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
An online catalog allowing users to search for items in more than 10,000 libraries in the U.S. and foreign countries.