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As part of its mission, the St Louis Genealogical Society “promotes family history research by providing education and research opportunities.” To fulfill this portion of its mission statement, StLGS has adopted the following research policy.


The St. Louis Genealogical society will do limited genealogical and family history research, as outlined in these guidelines:
Research volunteers will look up one name in any one of the following materials. The cost for this research is $8.00 per item for members and $13.00 for non-members.

Census Indexes

St. Louis City (1850, 1860, 1870)

Missouri (1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)


City Directories

St. Louis City (1820–1980, some years missing)

St. Louis County (1893–1979, some years missing)

[Note: A City Directory search is limited to one name in up to three volumes (three different years).]


St. Louis Burials



Catholic Cemeteries

St. Louis Indexes 1817-2001


Probate Records

St. Louis Index/Register, 1804-1877


Coroner’s Records

St. Louis City, 1846–1900


Burial Permits




Index to St. Louis records, 1809-1910



St. Louis (City and County) Index, 1804–1881

St. Louis City Index, 1881-1965


Probate Records

St. Louis Index, 1804–1877


StLGS Quarterly

Specify the year or volume and name of the article.

Requests for this service must use a separate copy of the Research Request Form for each individual to be researched. (Download the form below.) This form is also available at our office and at the St. Louis County Library Special Collections Department. Letters to the office requesting this service must include a completed copy of the Research Request Form for each individual to be researched and a non-refundable check made payable to “St. Louis Genealogical Society.” Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE).

Researchers for Hire

Requests for broader research in the area are not undertaken by our volunteer staff. StLGS is happy to provide you with a list of Researchers For Hire genealogical researchers in the area who provide this service for a fee.


St. Louis Genealogical Society · #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140 · St. Louis, MO 63143 · 314-647-8547