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Subject guides to the History & Genealogy Department

Department Move Alert

Library Headquarters closed to the public on May 28th, 2022.  Learn more about the new Clark Family Branch construction project.

The History & Genealogy Department is temporarily relocated to the Daniel Boone Branch where staff will continue to assist researchers with their needs and any requests. 

Materials access is limited. Resources available at Daniel Boone include Missouri resources, Illinois resources for six metro area counties, St. Louis city directories and phone books, microfilms, and computer databases. Family Histories (929.2) and resources for Germanic Europe (943 A - 949.97 W) are located off-site and available upon request. Patrons may request these titles by sending an email to  Item requests will be fulfilled on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Subject guides list sources available in the History & Genealogy Department and are available to download as PDFs.

Visitor information

Lodging and dining near St. Louis County Library (293 kb)

General information

About the History and Genealogy Department (302 kb)

National Genealogical Society Book Loan Collection

Getting started in genealogy


Databases for History & Genealogy

St. Louis research

St. Louis newspapers (109 kb)

St. Louis records on microfilm, microfiche, and CD-ROM

German genealogy--St. Louis-area research (202 kb)

U.S. states and regions

Alabama Arkansas Delaware
Georgia Illinois Indiana (205 kb)
Kentucky (200 kb) Louisiana (211 kb) Maryland (198 kb)
Mississippi (32 kb) Missouri (205 kb) New England (205 kb)
New Jersey (200 kb) New York (218 kb) North Carolina (209 kb)
Ohio (198 kb) Pennsylvania (199 kb) South Carolina (219 kb)
Tennessee (199 kb) Upper Midwest (212 kb) Virginia
West Virginia (193 kb)    

Ethnic and national groups

Acadian (196 kb) African American Austrian Empire (Austria, Bohemia, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Britain Canadian (213 Kb) Central & South American (211 kb)
Dutch (202 kb) Eastern European (215 kb)  
French Belgian and Luxumbourger French Canadian German--general research
German--regional research German--St. Louis-area research Huguenot (201 Kb)
Irish (192 Kb) Italian (204 Kb) Jewish (211 Kb)
Native American (201 Kb) Polish (211 Kb) Scandinavian (192 Kb)
Scottish (190 Kb)    

Religious groups

Huguenot (201 Kb) Quaker

Record types

Church and vital records (197 Kb) Immigration (234 Kb) Military (190 Kb)

Special research areas

Adoption (184 kb) Draper Manuscript Collection Holocaust (205 Kb)
Lineage societies (201 Kb) Women's History & Genealogy