Call: 314-994-3300 ext. 2070
Visit us at:
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
The History and Genealogy Department will be happy to look up and send copies of records found in indexed sources.
Examples of unacceptable questions because they are not specific follow:
The library is obligated to follow U.S. copyright laws. Please review the library's copyright notice below.
The following newspapers indexes are available on the St. Louis County Library website:
An index to obituaries in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is available on the website of the St. Louis (City) Public Library.
Additional research help may be available from the St. Louis Genealogical Society. The society also maintains a list of researchers for hire. Contact the society directly:
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One specified condition is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. In addition, copyright law limits photocopies of journal material to one article per issue and book-length material to one section or chapter or a limit of 30 pages. Journal articles less than five years old are also more restricted than older material. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate the copyright law.
The History and Genealogy Department is an authorized Family Search Center of the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, making more than two million rolls of microfilm containing genealogical records available to borrow and view at St. Louis County Library. A library card is not required.
The loan program includes microfilm and microfiche only. Books in paper format in the Family History Library's collection cannot be borrowed. Available microfilm/microfiche can be searched using the online Family History Library catalog.
FHL has implemented an online ordering system. For more information about ordering film and to set up an account, visit the FamilySearch.org website or contact the History and Genealogy Department at 314-994-3300, ext. 2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In November 2001, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) moved most of their 98 year old circulating collection from the NGS headquarters at Glebe House in Arlington, Virginia, to the History and Genealogy Department of St. Louis County Library (SLCL) in St. Louis, Missouri. The collection consists of approximately 20,000+ books. Previously loaned only to NGS members, the National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection is now available to the general public through Interlibrary Loan via their local library.
ILL requests may be submitted via one of the following:
Authors, compilers, or translators wanting to place their genealogical publications in a circulating collection might want to consider this collection as a repository for their work. Also, libraries with duplicate copies of genealogical books that need a good home may donate them to this collection. Send donations to the following address:
Please remember to include a note giving your address so an acknowledgement for the donation can be sent.