Recently the Missouri History Museum launched the Genealogy and Local
History Index — http://www.mohistory.org/genealogy — 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.

BEFORE SEARCHING, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO READ THE IMPORTANT SEARCH TIPS!

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 —
http://www.mohistory.org/lrc/family-history/get-started — 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:
http://www.mhmvoices.org/2008FallDept2.php

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

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