Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Welcome to the January 2011 issue of Genealogy and House History News, a monthly update of additions to the Missouri History Museum's Genealogy and Local History Index plus other genealogy and house history news.

The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center holds a wealth of resources for researching your family history or the history of your house. The ever-growing Genealogy and Local History Index is a good place to start your research, but don't forget to consult our Family History--Get Started page for information about additional catalogs, guides, and indexes to our collections. Visit our Genealogy Links page for links to websites that may help you locate information on your St. Louis ancestors.

Get Started:
Digital Content:
Genealogy Links:

For questions or comments about Genealogy and House History News, contact Dennis Northcott at

For more frequent announcements of additions to the Genealogy and Local History Index, follow the Missouri History Museum on twitter@mohistorymuseum.

Recent Additions to the Genealogy and Local History Index:

1. A Quarter of a Century: A Short History of Success, 1872-1897 (Hamilton-Brown Shoe Company history)

2. Southwestern Telephone News (St. Louis: Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.), 1917-1955

3. Old Friends in a New Home / by Jefferson-Gravois Bank, 1926

4. Commemorating the Opening of Our New Banking Home and Office Building, January 2, 1929 / by South Side National Bank of St. Louis

At-Home Access to Footnote.Com contains millions of digitized documents of great value to genealogists, including St. Louis city directories (1863-1923) and Missouri Civil War Union and Confederate compiled service records.

Residents of the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County can access at home by logging on with a library card from the St. Charles City-County Library. Once you get a library card, visit the library's databases page to access

St. Charles City/County Library:

St. Louis Online Cemetery Index

Records of burials at Gatewood Gardens Cemetery can be searched online. This cemetery was formerly known as Holy Ghost Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery, Independent Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Old Picker's Cemetery, New Picker's Cemetery, and Memorial Gardens.

Important search tip: If you key a surname into the "Name of Buried Person" search box, click the "Go" button rather than hitting the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

Gatewood Gardens Cemetery Index:

House History Workshop

Would you be interested in discovering the history of your house and its former residents? Get started at the Missouri History Museum's Library and Research Center!? Associate Archivist Dennis Northcott personally introduces you to our valuable holdings. Participants will have the opportunity to begin research immediately after the program.

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 9:30 am
Where: Library and Research Center (225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park)
How much: $10 per person;$5 for Missouri History Museum members
Reservations: To reserve a spot in this workshop, please call (314) 746-4510.

Visit the Library and Research Center

The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center is free and open to the public. The Library and Research Center is located at 225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park. Our hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

The Library and Research Center collections are non-circulating; items may not be checked out. The library staff can make photocopies for 25 cents per copy.

Library reference desk: 314-746-4500,
Archives reference desk: 314-746-4510,

Library and Research Center website:

Missouri History Museum P.O. Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

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