Genealogy Services

The library has an extensive collection of local genealogy materials available for use in researching your family tree.

Browse our microfilm collection, click here.

Materials available
  • Cemetery records
  • Marriage records
  • Funeral home records
  • Census records
  • Family histories
  • School yearbooks
  • Obituaries
  • De Soto Press Newspaper
  • Jefferson Republic Newspaper
  • The Leader Newspaper

We also have…

  • a collection of photos and DVDs about De Soto and Jefferson County
  • De Soto history books
  • Jefferson County history books
  • Missouri history books
  • Native American history books
  • books about Genealogy

Here are some websites that may be useful in your search:

1940 Census – Official 1940 Census website.

Missouri Digital Heritage – Missouri birth and death records database, pre-1910.

rootsweb – Finding our roots together. An community. Search historical Irish newspapers.

Jefferson County Historical Society – preserving the history and rich heritage of Jefferson County for future generations.

JOIN-N Genealogy Resources

JOIN-N Jefferson County Obituaries

Jefferson County Missouri GenWeb – Researchers helping researchers.

Jefferson County History Center

Saint Louis Public Library – Genealogy Room News

Ancestor Hunt – Mormon Church Genealogy Search

Find A GraveĀ – Cemetary records online

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