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Friday, December 03, 2010

SLPL INDEXES SEARCH TIP

Thanks to Dennis Northcott of Missouri History Museum for this suggestion:

Many of you are likely familiar with the St. Louis Public Library's online obituary index, which indexes death notices, burial permits, and obituaries from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the years 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1966, and 1992-2009.

However, the St. Louis Public Library's website also includes many other valuable genealogical indexes to St. Louis publications. The St. Louis Public Library's Indexes and Bibliographies page lists these indexes.

Follow these steps to globally search for names in these indexes:

1. Go to the Google Advanced Search page.

2. In the "Search within a site or domain" box, enter the following URL:

http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/

(to search the old SLPL website- older entries)

3. In the "Search within a site or domain" box, enter the following URL:

http://www.slpl.org/

(to search the new SLPL website- more recent entries)

4. In the "Find web pages that have . . . all these words" box, key the surname you are researching.

Pearson

5. If you are researching a very common surname and would like to search for a specific name (i.e., John Baxter), key the name in the "Find web pages that have this exact wording or phrase" box in the following manner:

Baxter, John

6. SLPL also now provides its own Obituaries Search Page.

You can request copies of obits and burial permits here.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

John said...

You link to the Obituary pages of the "Previous.slpl.org" website. That one hasn't been updated since 2006, and is out of date.

Here's the current one
http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp

It contains years 2006-2009, as well as 1960-1966, which the old one doesn't.

If you enter: http://www.slpl.org as the domain at the Advanced Google Search page, you'll search the newer website.