Tuesday, October 22, 2013



The Genealogy Room collection includes many books of cemetery records, plus numerous books on cemetery research. This list includes just a few of our titles on these subjects.

The following online article is a good introduction to cemetery research for novices:

Tiptoeing Through the Graveyard


DA—Julia Davis Branch
GEN—Genealogy Room (Central Library)
ST—Stacks (Central Library)
STL—St. Louis Room (Central Library)


Amsler, Kevin. Final Resting Place: The Lives and Deaths of Famous St. Louisans. St. Louis, MO: Virginia Publishing Co, 1997. STL—929.5097786

At Rest in Wildwood: Burial Sites, History of Cemetery Traditions, and Stories of Our Passing : Wildwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Wildwood, MO: Wildwood Historical Society, 2005. GEN—929.3778

Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. American Cemetery Research. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2012. GEN—929.1

Cemeteries of the U.S.: a Guide to Contact Information for U.S. Cemeteries and Their Records. Detroit, Mi: Gale Research, 1994. GEN,DA—929.373

Cemetery Records of Missouri. Chilicothe, Mo: Elizabeth P. Ellsberry, 1965. GEN—929.3778 HOLT

Cemetery Relocations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas. St. Louis: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1977. GEN—929.377

Gibson, Eleanor. Fenton, Missouri Area Cemeteries. Fenton, Mo.: DAR, Olde Town Fenton Chapter, 2012. GEN—929.3778 SAINT LOUIS

Hamilton, Esley, and Pat H. Baer. The Cemeteries of University City. University City, MO: Historical Society of University City, 1998. ST,STL—929.377866

Holt, Dean W. American Military Cemeteries: a Comprehensive Illustrated Guide to the Hallowed Resting Places of the United States: Including Cemeteries Overseas. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1992. GEN,DA—353.0086

McElhiney, Mary J, Emma R. Porter, and Gertrude P. Johnson. Genealogical Records: Inscriptions Personally Transcribed from the Tombstones in Old Family Burying Grounds and in the Public Cemeteries in St. Charles, Montgomery, Warren, Lincoln and St. Louis Counties, Missouri. S.l.: Edna McElhiney Olson, 1970. GEN—929.3778 SAINT CHARLES

Missouri Bible and Cemetery Records: Crawford, Franklin, Iron, Jefferson and Washington Counties. S.l.: s.n., 1972. GEN—929.3778

The National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Missouri. Jefferson City, Mo. (P.O. Box 715, Jefferson 65102): Mid-Missouri Genealogical Society, 1981. GEN—929.3778 COLE

Old Cemeteries, St. Louis County, Mo. 6 vols. St. Louis: St. Louis Genealogical Society, 1982--. GEN—929.3778 SAINT LOUIS

Old St. Louis County Cemeteries, Missouri. St. Louis, Mo: Daughters of the American Revolution (St. Louis Chapter), 1952. GEN—929.3778 SAINT LOUIS

Ostertag, John A, and Enid Ostertag. Tracing Roots in the Missouri River Valley from Kansas City to St. Louis, Mo: A Directory of 20 Counties Bordering the Missouri River for Genealogists, Historians, Tourists : Early Histories, Courthouse Records, Research Libraries, Genealogical and Historical Societies, College Histories, Cemetery Records, Museums, Tourist Attractions. St. Joseph, Mo: Ostertag, 1988. GEN—929.3778

Pearson, Thomas A. St. Louis Cemetery Lists and Death Registers, 1764-1999: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the Collection of the St. Louis Public Library. St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Public Library, 2001. ST,GEN—929.3778

Tombstone Talks: Landmarks Tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery, October 25, 1970. St. Louis, Mo.: Landmarks Association of St. Louis, Inc, 1975. ST,STL—920.077

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