Sunday, October 25, 2009


Presentation -- "Digging Up the Graves: Exploring Death Records"

"Visitation of God; more probably intemperance; body found in an outhouse." Such was the fate of Joseph Harris in 1839, whose death was recorded in the inquest book of the St. Louis County coroner. Inquests are just one of many resources that can provide valuable information regarding our ancestors. Join Missouri History Museum Associate Archivist Dennis Northcott for a look at a variety of death records,
including newspaper obituaries, company employee magazines, military veterans' associations, funeral home records and much more.

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm
Where: Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum (Lindell & DeBaliviere, in Forest Park)
Price: Free

Recent Additions to the Genealogy and Local History Index

The following sources have recently been indexed and added to the Missouri History Museum's Genealogy and Local History Index:

1. Lindenwood College yearbooks, 1927-1929

2. Washington University commencement program, 1934

3. The Handclasp Across the Sea, 1918-1919 (St. Louis Globe-Democrat composing room newsletters that include articles about St. Louis-area soldiers in World War I.)

4. Washington School (St. Louis) graduation program, 1909

5. St. Louis High School graduation program, 1886

Dennis Northcott
Associate Archivist for Reference
Missouri History Museum

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