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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, Missouri (independent city)
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St Louis County, Missouri

County Seat - Clayton

St Louis City and County GenWeb page

Genealogy in St Louis (Dave Lassos webpage)

Maps of St Louis

1868 map - Pitzman's map of 1868
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/stlumap.htm
north, north-to-middle, middle to south, west

1870 map (shows wards)
http://genealogyinstlouis.accessgenealogy.com/
stlouis1870.jpg

1875 - Pictorial St Louis - 3-dimensional drawing of St Louis in 1875
http://memory.loc.gov etc. (very long url for exact page)

1885 map - Pitzman map (UT collection)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
historical/st_louis_1885.jpg

1912 map - Histrorical map of the city in 1912
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/
st_louis_1912.jpg

Censuses on micorfilm

All US census years for St Louis are available on microfilm at the St Louis County Library, at the St Louis Public Library downtown and at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center on Skinker.

Catholic parish records on microfilm

Birth/Baptism, marriage and death/burial records for parishes in the Archdiocese of St Louis are on microfilm and part of the collection of the St Louis County Library on Lindbergh. There are also some parish histories (on microfilm) and a list of priests (1841-69) in the library's collection.
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
catholic/archparish.htm

Books at the library include an index of marriages at St. Joseph's parish for the years Dec 1846 to November 1870 which can be helpful. Parents' names for bride and groom are noted but witnesses are not - R977.865 S143

Vital records

St Louis birth, marriage and death records on microfilm at the St Louis County Library
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
researchguides/stl-res-guide.htm

Births
Index to Register of Births, St. Louis County, Missouri, 1883-1895
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
indexes/vitalrecs/births-stl.htm

Marriage records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806-1965 St. Louis (Missouri). City Recorder
Microfilm of original records in the St. Louis City Hall.
LDS FHL microfilm on 147 reels

Marriage records, 1877-1928 ; Index to marriages, 1881-1933 St. Louis County (Missouri). Recorder
Microfilm copy of original records located at the St. Louis County courthouse, Clayton, Missouri.
LDS FHL microfilm on 14 reels

The St Louis County Library and Public Library have indexes and records on microfilm for marriages in St Louis. The priest's name found on these civil records will usually indicate the parish in which the marriage occured. The St Louis County Library has a list of Catholic priests and their parishes.
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
catholic/priests-stl-ah.htm

Register of deaths, 1850-1909 Missouri. Bureau of Vital Statistics
Microfilm of original records at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, Missouri.
LDS FHL microfilm on 60 reels

St. Louis death registers : an index to deaths recorded in the city and county of St. Louis 1850-1908 St. Louis Genealogical Society (St. Louis, Missouri)
LDS FHL CD-ROM # 3261

Death records on microfilm at the St Louis County Library
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-majorhold.htm

Cemeteries, Obituaries, Burial Permits and Funeral Homes

The county library has a 4 volume set of books, Old Cemeteries in St. Louis County, MO, which includes burial listings for St. Joseph's parish starting in 1846 and for Sacred Heart parish in Florissant, MO.

Catholic Cemeteries searchable website for of the Archdiocese of St. Louis http://www.stlcathcem.com/iSearch.aspx
Some Cemetery records are also available on microfishe at the St Louis County Library and are listed on their website: http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
cemeteries.htm

Obits for deceased Emslanders might be found in several newspapers on microfilm at the St Louis County Library:
The St Louis Post Dispatch
The St Louis Globe-Democrat
Westliche Post (in German)
Anzeiger des Westens (in German)

Burial Certificates for St Louis, MO on Microfilm at St. Louis County Library:
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
burialcertif/burialcertif-intro.htm

The St Louis Public Library downtown has burial permits 1882-1908 on microfilm.

City Directories

City directories for St Louis are on microfilm at the St Louis County Library for the years 1836-1980, with gaps. A list of years available can be found on the library's website:
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-cydrm.htm

The St Louis Public Library downtown also has the directories (1821-1980) on microfishe or microfilm.

The Missouri Historical Socienty Library and Research Center in St Louis on Skinker has all years published 1821-1980.

Passenger Lists

St Louis County Library has passenger lists on microfilm for vessels arriving at the port of New Orleans. They also have the book series Germans to America.

St Louis Public Library downtown has passenger lists for New Orleans, Baltimore, NY, Boston and Philadelphia.

Naturalization Records

An index to naturalization records in St Louis can be found on the St Louis County Library website.
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/nat/nat-project.htm

Many of the naturalization records are available on microfilm with the Latter Day Saints Family History Library.

Military Records - Civil War

Many German Immigrants fought in the Civil War, almost all on the side of the Union. Some records contain valuable information such as place of origin or a physical description of the soldier. Some of these records are on microfilm at the St Louis Public Library downtown. For a list of what's available see the library's website: http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/genelist.htm.

History and biographies

History of Saint Louis city and county, from the earliest periods to the present day, including biographical sketches of representative men Scharf, John Thomas, 1843-1898
LDS FHL microfilm #1000302

Quite a few Emslanders are mentioned in the book History of the Archdiocese of St Louis. A copy of this book is available at the St Louis County Library (R 277.78 R846H) which also has an index to the names mentioned in the book on the their website: http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/archdio-hist/archdio-index-main.htm

Some Emslanders are also mentioned in Southwest Saint Louis: Its Mercantile Interests and Prominent Citizens is available at the St Louis County Library (R 977.866 Z72S.) An index can be found on the St Louis County Library website
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
indexes/sowest-stlouis-main.htm
and
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/stlouis/stl-resources.htm

Catholic Research in the St. Louis, Missouri Area

Maps and links on the St Louis County Library webpage
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/
catholic/cath-research.htm

Parish Histories on microfilm at the St Louis County Library
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-j-par.htm

Libraries and Archives in St Louis City and County

St Louis County Library
St. Louis Resources in Special Collection
http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/stlouis/stl-resources.htm

St Louis Public Library (downtown)
http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/h&gdept.htm

Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center, St Louis
http://www.mohistory.org/content/
LibraryAndResearch/
LRCGeneralInfo.aspx


St Louis County, MO - Townships

Based on map found at:
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/stlvicinity1883.htm
which also includes map of current Townships/Precincts

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Florissant, St Ferdinand Township

History

Florissant, by John A. Wright Sr, Images of America series, Arcadia Publishing, 2004
St Louis County Library #977.865 W951F

Florissant, Missouri, by Rosemary S Davison, The Donning Company Publishers, 2002
LDS FHL book #977.865/F2 H2d
St Louis County Library call #R 977.865 D265F

Catholic parishes in Florissant

Emslanders arrived in St Ferdinand Township in the 1840s. They attended the French parish St Ferdinand until 1866/67 when the German parish of Sacred Heart was established.

St Ferdinand Catholic Parish
1765 Charbonier Road, Florissant, MO 63031
Established 1788 by the French.

baptisms 1792-1855 and 1855-1897
text in French, English & Latin.
St Louis County Library micrfilm roll #167
also on LDS FHL microfilm #1902788

marriages 1813-1863 and 1863-1897
text in French, English & Latin.
St Louis County Library micrfilm roll #166
also on LDS FHL microfilm #1902787-88

Saint Ferdinand de Florissant : the story of an ancient parish Garraghan, Gilbert Joseph, Chicago, IL: Loyola University Press, 1923
LDS FHL microfilm #1031794
St Louis County Library call #977.865 G238S

Saint Ferdinand of Florissant, 1789-1961 : the story of an historic parish
St Louis County Library call #R 977.865 S138

Sacred Heart Parish
751 No. Jefferson Street, Florissant, MO 63031
Established 1866 as a German parish

baptisms 1867-1913
text in English & Latin.
St Louis County Library micrfilm roll #190
also on LDS FHL microfilm #1905483

marriages 1867-1913
text in English & Latin.
St Louis County Library micrfilm roll #190
also on LDS FHL microfilm #1905483

Sacred Heart Parish, Florissant, MO, 1866-1966; a century for God and country
St Louis County Library call #R 282 S123


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