Monday, June 02, 2008

St. Louis: research guide

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Thanks to two readers who subscribe to the Genealogy Librarian's mailing list through the University of South Florida. Please address all inquiries to

Ann Carter Fleming, former president of both the National Genealogical Society and the St. Louis Genealogical Society, has self-published a new book, St. Louis Family History Research Guide.

From Anne's website:
"Due to the separation of the City of St. Louis from St. Louis County in 1876, family history research presents several challenges. Whether your ancestors lived in the City or the County they may have used either courthouse to record marriages, probate records, and wills."

The website has an interactive Table of Contents for the book. When clicking on the chapter title Cemetery Records, one may read the following description of the chapter:

"Cemetery research can be a very rewarding part of family research and can often provide important clues to vital information. Use the City and County Cemetery Map and list of cemeteries in this chapter to discover 446 St. Louis City and County cemeteries where your ancestors may have been buried. You'll learn about:
Cemetery indexes
Neighborhood indexes
Cemetery histories
Online resources
Additional resources

I haven't received my copy of the book, but the poster to the Genealib mailing list reports "The book is indexed and contains many charts, lists and images of original records."

Softcover. $25.00, plus $5.00 shipping and handling.
Fleming Publishing
P. O. Box 8486
St. Louis, MO 63132
or online at

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