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Many books, directories, newspapers, and periodicals are available on St. Louis. The trick is locating the correct research source for your needs. A few of those resources are indexed, but more importantly, a bibliography provides clues for future research.

This portion of Research In St. Louis provides directions to published resources. Some of the data is available online, but the majority can be found in libraries and archives in St. Louis and in other facilities. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has many records for St. Louis. Those films are available via a rental system to any Family History Center or supporting library across the country. Check with your local librarian for further information.

St. Louis has informative society publications that research, review, and publish information about local people, history, and organizations. Publications include books, photos, and journals. Listed below are historical and genealogical journals that provide in-depth information on St. Louis topics.

St. Louis Journal Publications

Missouri Historical Society journal publications:

Missouri Historical Society Collections 1880–1931
Glimpses of the Past 1933–1943
Bulletin of the Missouri Historical Society 1944–1979
Gateway Heritage 1980–current

State Historical Society of Missouri journal publication:

Missouri Historical Review, 1906–current.
This is a scholarly journal of the State Historical Society with many articles on early Missouri and St. Louis.

St. Louis Genealogical Society journal publication:

St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly 1968–current.
This is a genealogical journal with an emphasis on St. Louis records. An index is available online.

The St. Louis Genealogical Society has compiled this information for you and will continue to search for more data. Please support our efforts with your membership.

 

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