St. Louis, Missouri Genealogy Records and Resources

Note: Saint Louis City and County separated from each other on 22 August 1876 by a vote of the people of St. Louis. Today these are two separate governmental entities. St. Louis City is not in St. Louis County. This webpage lists genealogy resources for both the City and County.

Online St. Louis Genealogy Records

St. Louis Birth, Marriage and Death Records Indexes Online... Online Missouri Census Records (including St. Louis)...
  • Ancestry's US Census Records Collection (requires payment) includes the following for Missouri...
    • 1850 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1860 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1870 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1880 Missouri Census Records Index and Images (index is free with registration - viewing images requires payment)
      • Note: there were two census enumerations done for the city of St. Louis in 1880. The first was taken in June, the second in November. Both are included in the 1880 census databases at Ancestry and FamilySearch.
    • 1890 Civil War Veterans and Widows Census Schedules - Index and Images (mostly Union) includes Missouri (requires payment)
    • 1900 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1910 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1920 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1930 Missouri Census Records Index and Images
    • 1940 Missouri Census Index and Images (free with registration)
    • The 10 census databases listed above are included in a subscription to Ancestry's U.S. genealogy records collection.
St. Louis City Directories... St. Louis Cemeteries Online... Online Missouri Military Records... St. Louis Newspapers... St. Louis History and Biography... St. Louis Naturalization Records... Property Records...

Ordering St. Louis and Missouri Vital Records

When ordering copies of vital records, fees and restrictions may apply.

Marriage Records on Microfilm

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has St. Louis marriage records on microfilm and they are indexed. The microfilm rolls can be ordered from some local Family History Centers for viewing and photocopying for a fee. Click on the link below for more information from the FHL catalog.

St. Louis Church Records and Indexes

  • Index to the History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis (also has indexes for some individual Catholic Churches in St. Louis)
  • Name Indexes to Histories of St. Louis Churches (includes indexes for numerous history and anniversary books for various churches in St. Louis City and County; also has Immanuel Lutheran Church Records: Baptisms Index, 1848-1909 and Marriages Index, 1848-1920; and St Paul's Lutheran Church Records Indexes: Baptisms, 1849-1904 and Deaths, 1851-1891 (Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri)

Archives, Libraries and Societies

Ship Passenger Lists

World War One Draft Cards

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