Services and Information

Departments and Agencies

  • Archives Department
    Genealogy and historical research resources for adoptions before 1917, marriages before 1932, land records, cemeteries and more
  • Cultural Resources Office
    The Cultural Resources Office is the preservation agency of the City of St. Louis and responsible for review of all exterior work within the City’s 18 local historic districts, 132 City Landmarks, public parks and public buildings, and encroachments into public rights-of-way. The Cultural Resources Office also reviews any proposed demolitions of buildings that are listed on the National Register either individually or as part of a district; or are located within local historic districts or Preservation Review Districts.
  • Recorder of Deeds and Vital Records Registrar
    Birth, death, land, marriage records, and archival records

Downloadable Forms

Plans and Reports

Maps and GIS

  • Historic Districts Map
    The maps shows landmarks and national, local, and certified local historic districts that possess national, state, or local significance.
  • 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.
  • 250 Years of St. Louis History
    A glimpse into 250 years of St. Louis history provided by the organizers of STL250, a volunteer organization formed to Celebrate the City's 250th birthday in 2014.
  • Direct Land Record Search
    A free, online search of recorded land documents in the City of St. Louis
  • Downtown Walking Tour
    Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis with a pleasant two-hour stroll led by experienced volunteer guides from Landmarks Association of St. Louis.
  • 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.
  • From the Lou: All Things About St. Louis
    This is the blog of Maureen Kavanaugh, a life-long resident of and professional tour guide to the city of St. Louis, Missouri, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in the very heart of the United States.
    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 History Museum
    Preserves St. Louis and Missouri history through exhibitions, programs, research, publications, archives and permanent collections.
  • Missouri State Archives Missouri's Judicial Records
    Search the Missouri's Judicial Records database.
  • Mound City on the Mississippi
    City of St. Louis History Database and Chronology. People, Structures, and Events.
  • St. Louis LGBT History Project
    The St. Louis LGBT History Project preserves and promotes the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of Greater St. Louis
  • Summaries of Historical City Planning Documents (1875 - 1990)
    Comprehensive City and Regional Plans, Histories and Progress Reports, Housing Plans, Transportation Plans, Riverfront Plans, Land Use and Zoning Plans, Urban Renewal and Downtown Plans, Index Arranged by Date
  • Tapestry
    Purchase copies of land records online
  • 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.
  • Tower Grove Park
    Tower Grove Park is an exemplary, well preserved and well presented, wooded Victorian park of national significance that provides important recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities for the public in a way that is compatible with its unique and historic character.

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