Reference Materials at the Office
The society maintains a small Reference Room at its office location. Genealogical materials in the Reference Room are primarily for use by office staff and the walk-in researcher with an interest in St. Louis area records or records pertaining to the area’s ethnic origins. Visitors are reminded that our main research collection is housed at the society’s library, located in the History and Genealogy Department of the St. Louis County Library Headquarters.
We are updating our inventory and will publish a listing of the books when the inventory is completed.
The books and other materials in the Reference Room focus on the Missouri and Illinois counties surrounding St. Louis, as well as selected titles of ethnic groups who settled in St. Louis and some general “how to” books.
Materials in the Reference Room generally fall into these categories:
Geographic: Materials for the St. Louis Metropolitan Area—specifically:
- In Missouri: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the near counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, St. Charles, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, and Washington
- In Illinois: the near counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, and St. Clair
Ethnic: Materials of major ethnic interest for the St. Louis Metropolitan Area—especially German, Irish, Italian, Jewish, and African American
Methodology: Materials addressing genealogical research methodologies
The Reference Room is a reference and research facility. None of the materials in the Reference Room may be checked out.
Last modified: 12-Sep-2023 10:11