The St. Louis Public Library, founded in 1865, has an old and established genealogical collection. They have over 5000 family histories and an indexed surname heraldry collection. They have a great collection of microfilm and indexes for census, city directories, military records, newspapers, and passenger lists. African American and Native American resources are extensive. This facility houses the German-American Heritage Society collection.

This City Library has a large collection of maps including a complete set of U.S. Geological Survey Topographical maps. The map collection includes many historical, plat, and ward maps.

The library staff is currently indexing obituaries of two local newspapers: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Argus. Refer to their website for the current years indexed.

The St. Louis Public Library staff will assist patrons with their questions. Refer to their catalog for help as well.

St. Louis Public Library
1301 Olive St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
History and Genealogy Room

Last modified: 04-Jul-2016 11:51