Monday, May 06, 2013


The St. Louis Public Library's Obituary Index recently added the year 1970. This extensive index to death notices, burial permits, and obituaries in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch includes the following years: 1880-1930, 1942-1945, 1960-1970, and 1992-2011.

We have also completed our index for 2012 death notices and obituaries in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This index has not been added to our website as yet, but we can check it for you if you send an inquiry to (you can also call us at 314-241-2288).

We also have indexing for articles (but not classified death notices) in various St. Louis newspapers for the period 1975-1979. In addition, we have an articles index for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for the period 1980-2012. This publication also does not index classified death notices from these newspapers (although our Obituary Index noted above does index classified death notices for the period 1992-2011).

Note: If our index does not cover a year of interest, you can also check Missouri Death Certificates on the Missouri State Archives website. Death certificates are available for the time period 1910-1962.

Lookups policy: We can copy up to 5 death notices, burial permits, obituaries, or newspaper articles per request for you. Just send deceased persons’ names, exact death dates or dates items appeared in newspaper, and your mailing address to (you can also call us at 314-241-2288). Do not send payment; we will include an invoice with your order (cost is 25 cents per copy plus $1.00 overall for postage & handling).

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