Dennis Northcott, archivist at the Missouri History Society
in St. Louis (my old stomping grounds) wrote me about the new Missouri History Museum Genealogy and Local History Index
The index includes references to hundreds of thousands of St. Louis ancestors who appear in more than 225 museum research sources
That includes St. Louisans’ Civil War-era loyalty oaths, early 20th-century yearbooks, Who’s Who publications, local censuses, WWI service member questionnaires, newspaper clippings, church histories, business letterheads and others.
You can search the index by a person’s name, business/corporate name, or street address (great for researching the history of your house and its former occupants).
You’ll find a search tips link on each search form—Northcott suggests checking out those tips before you start.
Matches give source information for the resource the name or address appears in, then you can click to order a photocopy.Learn more about the index in Voices
, the Missouri History Museum’s online magazine, and see the museum’s Web site for additional St. Louis-area research help