In order to facilitate access of persons living outside the St. Louis area to St. Louis genealogical records for family research, the St. Louis Genealogical Society offers lookups. We cannot guarantee finding your information, although every effort will be made to do so.

Volunteers will look up one request per ancestor in any of the materials listed below. Please consult online indices before sending your request so you can specify the date, volume and page if possible.

The cost for a lookup is $8.00 per record for members and $13.00 per record for non-members. This fee includes our research time and any cost of copies. Please add an additional $8 or $13 for each additional record requested.

For each request, please email:
or mail:
St. Louis Genealogical Society, attn. Lookup Service
P.O. Box 432010
St. Louis, Missouri 63143-2035

In your request, please include:

  • Both your email address and mailing address.
  • Your request—type of record, name of ancestor, date, place (city or county, cemetery, church, etc.)
  • Credit card information (name, number, expiration, code) or a check payable to “St. Louis Genealogical Society.” Payment must accompany the request and is non-refundable.

Responses will be in the form of emailed electronic images unless a paper copy by mail is specifically requested. If you want a paper copy please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

The Society receives many requests; please allow 60 days for a response.

Records Searchable for St. Louis Lookups

Note: Indexes for record types displayed in red can be found on the society’s website.

Census:
St. Louis City 1850, 1860, 1870
Missouri 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
Carondelet 1859

City Directories: we’ll search the year closest to your request + one year before & after.
St. Louis City 1820–1980, some years missing
St. Louis County 1893–1979, some years missing

Death Register: St. Louis City and County 1850-1908.
(Missouri Death Certificates from 1910 to 1965 and many other records are online at Missouri Secretary of State).

Obituaries: The exact date of death or burial must be provided.
Post-Dispatch (1874-present) and Globe-Democrat (1853-1986)
St. Louis Argus (African-American 1915-42, 1945-62, 1965-66, 1986-1997)
Watchman-Advocate (St. Louis County 1881-86, 1888)
Westliche Post (St. Louis County 1878-June 1892)

Burial Permits: St. Louis City and County 1882–1908

Cemetery Indexes: St. Louis City and County

Coroner’s Records:
St. Louis City 1846–1900
St. Louis County 1940-1990

Probate Records: five pages included; additional pages 25 cents each.
St. Louis City 1802-1900
St. Louis County 1877-2004

Marriage Records/Indexes:
St. Louis City and County 1806–1965
St. Louis City 1877-1966
St. Louis County 1877–1980

Naturalizations: St. Louis Circuit Courts 1816–1928

Pitzman’s 1878 Atlas: land ownership maps of St. Louis City and County

Deeds:
Collet’s Index [Deeds] (St. Louis Co., Mo.), Grantors and Grantees, 1804–1854
Collet’s General Index to St. Louis County Archives [French & Spanish,1771–1803]
St. Louis Deed Records [pre-1804, French, and Spanish]
St. Louis Deed Records [pre-1804, French, Spanish, and English]
St. Louis Deed Records: Deed Indexes, Direct (1804–1900) and Inverted (1804–1891)
St. Louis Deed Records: Deeds, vols. A–Z6, 1804–1854
Record of Deeds to City of St. Louis, 1830–1888
St. Louis County Direct and Inverted Indexes to Deeds, 1877–1930
St. Louis County Deeds, Bks 1–1128, 1877–

Church records for churches with microfilm available at St. Louis County Library: ( SLCL Finding Aids for church records.)

Articles from the StLGS Quarterly: specify the year or volume and name of the article.
Last modified: 30-Jun-2016 07:55