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History & Genealogy

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.

History and Genealogy Department Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


St. Louis Research

Online guide to St. Louis sources

Online Research

Access various databases and websites

Genealogy Search

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Book Collection

Learn more about the collection and what's available

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PastPorts Newsletter

Sign up to receive monthly genealogy news and information via email. 

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