Archives Department

Genealogy and historical research resources for adoptions before 1917, marriages before 1932, land records, cemeteries and more

Email (314) 622-4546 More contact info


The Archives department provides records on the following:

  • Adoptions before 1917
  • Marriage Records from 1766 to 1931
  • Businesses and nonprofits
  • Campaign Finance
  • Cemeteries
  • Wills and Probate
  • Professional Licensing
  • Orphanages and Institutions

Contact the Archives Department to inquire about these records.


Cemetery Records
Cemetery Records information available through the Recorder of Deeds Archives Department and related links

Obtain Adoption Records
How to obtain pre-1917 adoption records from the Archives Department or post-1917 records from the 22nd Circuit Court

Obtain Land Records
How to search for and obtain land records from the Recorder of Deeds Archives Department

Tips on Working With Our Collections
Information on obtaining archives from the Recorder of Deeds: copy requirements, fees and payment methods, and obtaining book/page and date/daily numbers

Washington Park Cemetery North
Washington Park Cemetery North information, reinterment index and history.


St. Louis Genealogical Society
The St. Louis Genealogical Society (StLGS) is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization with more than 2,000 members in almost every state and several foreign countries. Begun in 1967, it is now the largest local genealogical society in the United States, renowned for its excellence in programming, resources, classes, and membership services.

22nd Circuit Court Family Court
Information on obtaining adoption records from 1917-present.

22nd Judicial Circuit Probate Division
This on line service will allow you to access public forms, case information, and provide you with other helpful numbers and information.

Adoption Information Registry
The Adoption Information Registry is a service within the Missouri Children’s Division by which Adult Adoptees (age 18 and over) and Biological Parents or Adult siblings may indicate their desire to be contacted by each other upon the voluntary registration of all parties to the adoption. is your access to the Missouri state courts automated case management system. From here you are able to inquire about case records including docket entries, parties, judgments and charges in public court. Only courts that have implemented the case management software as part of the Missouri Court Automation Program and only cases that have been deemed public under the Missouri Revised Statutes can be accessed through

Federal Election Commission
Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal provides a single point of entry to campaign finance data. You'll find easy-to-navigate maps and charts that display the campaign finance data you're most interested in. You'll also find many search tools that will help you through our data sources. You can download many of these data sets to perform your own analyses.

Find A Grave
Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.
A free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world, for historical and genealogy research.

Missouri Digital Heritage - Judicial Records
Historic court records, both circuit and probate, offer tremendous insight into the lives of Missourians throughout society. Probate court records reveal specific information about an individual life and provide general evidence about the economy and society of an era.

Missouri Ethics Commission's Campaign Finance Search
All Contributions & Expenditures Search

Missouri State Archives Missouri's Judicial Records
Search the Missouri's Judicial Records database.

Tombstone Transcription Project
The purpose of this project is to organize volunteers who will work together to create a lasting tribute to our ancestors. We will transcribe tombstone inscriptions and have that work archived for the future and made easily accessible to all.

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 622-4546

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday

External Website:

1200 Market St. , City Hall, Room 129A
Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

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