Online Guide to St. Louis Sources
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In late 1876, the City of St. Louis separated from St. Louis County. The city and county have remained two totally separate governmental entities since that time, an important fact in understanding how records are titled and which ones need to be consulted. More information about the split and how it affects research.
The following is a list of online indexes and finding aids to St. Louis City and County sources held by the History and Genealogy Department.
The History & Genealogy Department will do lookups in indexed sources for free. See "Lookups and other services" for guidelines and instructions for submitting requests.
Wesleyan Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri—includes:
- Index to burials recorded on plot sales receipt stubs, 1891 - 1899
- Wesleyan Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri, List of Colored Persons in Wesleyan Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1847 - 1868
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ Records Held by the History and Genealogy Department—includes congregations originating in the German Evangelical Synod of North America, the (German) Reformed Church, the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and the Congregational Church.
Death records (see also "Newspapers" below)
Local History Index
- Newspapers and Other Periodicals on Microfilm Held by Saint Louis County Library
- St. Louis Newspaper Held By the History and Genealogy Department (PDF, 109 kb)
- Index to Deaths in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1860-1861, 1880-1881, 1883
- Index to the Carondelet News
- Index to the Saint Louis County Watchman-Advocate Newspaper
- Name index to St. Louis French Newspapers
- Star-Times Newspaper Title index to Special Article Series
- Westliche Post Death Notice Index