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.

Welcome to History & Genealogy at St. Louis County Library

History & Genealogy is proud to be home to:

  • The National Genealogical Society Collection
  • The St. Louis Genealogical Society Collection
  • The Julius K. Hunter and Friends African American Research Collection
  • The William C.E. and Bessie K. Becker Colleciton
  • The Mary F. Berthold Collection
  • The Jewish Genealogical Society Collection
  • The Lewis Bunker Rohrbach Collection

Learn more about History & Genealogy collections.

Quick links

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.

Donating books to the National Genealogical Society Collection

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

Planning a visit and using the collection

Security policy



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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