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Big Book of St.
Louis Nostalgia

Irish St. Louis
St. Louis Casa
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St. Louis - Then &

1840 St. Louis
Index to 1875 St. Louis
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St. Louis Memories (Updated 8/28/2017)

As most of you know, on April 4, 2001, I posted a few memories I had of growing up in St. Louis. I received so many great replies that I thought I'd post some of them here. (Newest ones are posted at the bottom). This is by far the most viewed website of all the 300+ websites that make up "Genealogy in St. Louis".

Early St. Louis Photographers (Updated 8/26/2017)

A list of over 1500 early St. Louis photography studios (with their varying addresses and dates of operation) that might help date some of your family portraits. A major portion of this information comes from Tracy Lewis in Anchorage, Alaska. Thanks Tracy. Almost all the information in this list comes from City Directories or actual dated photographs. Latest addition is an excerpt from the 1899 Encyclopedia of St. Louis by Hyde concerning the photography industry in St. Louis at that time.

St. Louis High School Senior Class Lists (Updated 5/19/2017)

So far we have 334 Senior Classes listed with 45,678 names transcribed. Send your list in today.

Surnames being researched with St. Louis roots (Updated 4/17/2017)

Contains both personal Web site links and E-Mail addresses of people with a St. Louis connection. By the way, newest entries are added at the bottom.

Masonic Home (Updated 3/27/2017)

Orphanages and homes are problematic for most genealogical researchers. That is certainly the case for St. Louis' Masonic Home. It is incredibly fortunate for researchers that the following information was preserved by Barb Matchett. Her Aunt and Uncle spent time there when they were kids. She recently came across a document that her Mom had locked away in her closet. It was a record of sorts, of children who had stayed at the home, and it has several pages of the children's names. These pages contained the children's names (including maiden names) and all have addresses of children next to their names. Thank you Barb.

1940 Census of Thomas Dunn's Home for Boys (Updated 3/12/2017)

List of residents at the home in the 1940 census.

"Genealogy in St. Louis" Database (Updated 2/27/2017)

One of my pet projects the last few years is the creation of a genealogical database in which everyone included is somehow related to St. Louis. In addition to my own personal and professional research I've entered data into a Legacy 8 database from the following sources: