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St Louis City, Missouri
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St Louis City Facts

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When was St. Louis City, MO Created?
St. Louis City was created on August 22, 1876 from St. Louis County. The county was named in honor of King Louis IX (1214–1270), King of France from 1226 until his death .

What is the County Seat of St. Louis City, MO?
The Seat is located in St. Louis and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Louis City, MO?
Bordering Counties are St. Louis County, Madison County, Illinois, St. Clair County, Illinois.

St. Louis City, MO Vital Records

Where can find St. Louis City Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
St. Louis City vital records can be found at the Missouri Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1910. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Missouri for current fees and application process.

You can search online for St. Louis City Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Missouri Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Another resource is the St Louis City Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.

St. Louis City, MO Census Records

What St. Louis City, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Louis City guide you in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

St Louis City Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. St Louis City Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1880. St Louis City Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. There are free down-loadable and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Missouri Census Records Research Guide

St. Louis City, MO Courthouse and Government Records

St. Louis City Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St. Louis City Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in St. Louis City. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • St Louis City Hall (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103-3201
    • Phone: (314) 622-4000 General Info, (314) 622-4800 Service Requests
  • St Louis City Recorder of Deeds is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (314) 622-4610
    • Marriage Records: 1766
    • Land Records: 1766
    • Birth & Death Records: 1825 (including Some births and deaths were recorded back as far as 1825, but they are far from complete.) 
  • St Louis City Circuit Court Clerk / Probate Court Clerk has the direct index to records such as divorces, adoptions, judgment, and tax fee books including direct and indirect indexes. They also retain the index to criminal records and criminal files of the circuit court. Adoptions are under the jurisdiction of the circuit court. Naturalization records, including petitions, declarations of intention, certificates, and certificates of allegiance, and granting of citizenship are also located in the clerk's office, as well as an index to civil case files. The County Probate Division has jurisdiction over the estates of deceased persons. The Division hears all litigation involving trusts, including those trusts established in wills. (In the smaller counties, probate matters are handled in the same office as the associate circuit court office)
    • Address: 1114 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63101
    • Phone: (314) 622-4433
    • Probate Records: 1766
    • Court & Divorce Records: 1766
  • St Louis City Tax Assessor Office is responsible for appraising and assessing real estate property and person property for the purpose of taxation as well as transferring ownership of real estate, and keeping real estate maps up to date.
  • Recorder of Deeds, City of Saint Louis
  • Search for St. Louis City Records at the Missouri Archives
  • County Records-Roll by Roll List
  • Local Records Inventory Database
  • State-Issued Land Patents 1831 - 1969
  • BLM Land Records

St. Louis City Societies and Family History Resources

A list of St Louis City Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Where can I connect with other St. Louis City, MO Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in St. Louis City, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St. Louis City. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is just a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

St Louis City MO Atlases, Maps & Gazetteers

St Louis City MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

St Louis City MO Birth, Marriage & Death Records

St Louis City MO Cemeteries & Graveyards

St Louis City MO Church & Bible Records

St Louis City MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St Louis City MO General and History Websites

St Louis City MO Military Records

St Louis City MO Schools & Directories

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