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St. Louis County, Missouri Facts

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When was St. Louis County, MO Created?
St. Louis County was created on October 1, 1812 as one of the five original counties (reorganized August 22, 1876 when St. Louis City and St. Louis County split).

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

What counties are adjacent to St. Louis County, MO?
Bordering Counties are St. Charles County (north, northwest), Madison County, Illinois, City of St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois, Monroe County, Illinois, Jefferson County, Franklin County.


St. Louis County, MO Vital Records

Where can find St. Louis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
St. Louis County 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 County 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 County Health Department has Birth Certificates since 1920 and Death Certificates since 1980.


St. Louis County, MO Census Records

What St. Louis County, MO census records are available?
There are many types of census records for St. Louis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820 (missing), 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

St. Louis Co. Slave Schedules is available for 1850 & 1860. St. Louis Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Louis Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. St. Louis Co. 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 County, MO Courthouse and Government Records


St. Louis County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the St. Louis County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of St. Louis County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Missouri courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Missouri residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the St. Louis County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Missouri Corthouse Records Research Guide.


St. Louis County, MO Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for St. Louis County, MO?
A list of St. Louis County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Missouri Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

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

What other genealogical resources are available in St. Louis County, MO?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to St. Louis County. 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 Co. MO Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Louis Co. MO Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Louis Co. GA Cemeteries & Church Records

St. Louis Co. MO Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Louis Co. MO General and History Websites

St. Louis Co. MO Military Records

St. Louis Co. MO Schools & Directories

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