May 2009, V8#5: Genealogy Wednesday, May 6 2009 

Recently the Missouri History Museum launched the Genealogy and Local
History Index — — which includes
references to hundreds of thousands of our St. Louis ancestors. In this
index, you can search by personal name, business/corporate name, or
street address. (The latter search option is designed primarily for
those researching the history of their home and its former residents.)
You can also sign up for our email list to receive monthly announcements
of new sources that are added to the index.


Among the more than 225 sources in the Genealogy and Local History Index
are the following: more than 5,000 Civil War-era loyalty oaths signed by
St. Louisans; many high school and other school yearbooks from the first
half of the 20th century; local Who’s Who publications; company employee
magazines; a few mid-19th-century, nonfederal St. Louis-area censuses;
questionnaires filled out by World War I servicemen; records and
publications relating to Civil War veterans; and much more.

Please note that the Genealogy and Local History Index is an INDEX to
selected books, publications, documents, and photographs in the holdings
of the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. You cannot
view a digital image of the actual source online. If you find references
in the index that interest you, you can request a photocopy online.
(Copies will be mailed in 1-2 business days.)

Please also visit our new Family History–Get Started page — — to learn
about additional catalogs, guides, and indexes.

Read more about the Genealogy and Local History Index in the current
edition of Voices, the online magazine of the Missouri History Museum:

From the Librarians Serving Genealogists E-List
Submitted by Dennis Northcott, Associate Archivist for Reference, Missouri History Museum

May 2009, V8#5: Marketing Wednesday, May 6 2009 

Digitally, choose your pages and quantity of tear sheets – they will all be first rate printed pages. One and two sided sheets are available. Use a one sided sheet as paper to send promotional letters on. Customers printing 100 books+ can buy these in any quantity at 50% off their cost of book printing. Not printing 100 books? Inquire about current fees.

Flat printed on one or two sides, 8½x11″ (or your book size) on book paper. 

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Online Copyright Registration

If you have you manuscript fully digitized, online registration is the suggested method. We can do it for you, or you can do it easily on your own. Some sort of high speed internet connection is suggested, for ease. You complete the form, pay, and submit your digital manuscript through the Library of Congress secure server. The registration fee is less than registering by mail, and you don’t have to surrender two published books for their shelves.

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No book is required to have large headers or footers. This area is generally where the page number goes, but it is not required.

Generally found in headers or footers:

  • Book Title

  • Chapter/Title

  • Author

  • Page Number

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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

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