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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.
The Missouri History Museum Library holds over 90,000 books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, and microfilms.
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.
Now available at all 20 branches and remotely! Access historical documents, photos, and other resources that span the past five centuries. MyHeritage Library Edition has more than 9 billion historical records from the US, Europe, Latin America, and other areas. It also gives you access to the US federal census (with images) from 1790-1940 as well as the census of England and Wales (with images) from 1841-1901. Types of records include birth, death, marriage, immigration, military, and tombstone records.
National Archives resources for genealogists and family historians.
Microfilm listed in the online catalog can be obtained through interlibrary loan.
The Newspapers.com database offers more than 10,000 digitized newspaper titles for large and small communities in the U.S. as well as newspapers in Canada, Australia, Ireland, the British Isles and Panama. Date range varies by publication. Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.
Primary source 19th century newspaper content from urban and rural region newspapers throughout the U.S.
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.
More than 143,000 definitions and encyclopedic entries covering notable eras, events and individuals that have shaped our history and the historical methodology used to research them.
An interactive Google map showing the locations of open and closed churches with brief historical data. Users can search for an address and see its location relative to churches shown on the map.
Online access to microfilmed versions of the New York Times. 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.
Online access to microfilmed versions of the 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.
Online access to Great Athletes, Decades: 1960s in America, Great Events: Ancient World, and Great Lives: Ancient World.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. You can also find every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, and many modern histories of slavery. For remote access, enter St. Louis County Library as your institution's name. Click here for an online research help guide.
Offers hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history, including lessons, activities, artifacts, and resources for Kindergarten through 12th grade.
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 2013.