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GENEALOGICAL RESOURCES

A link for Missouri Death Records is provided here.          DEATH RECORDS

A link for an Obituary Search is provided here.    OBITUARY SEARCH


Q: How many people are employed by St. Louis Catholic Cememteries?
A: There are currently 15 staff and 32 grounds employees.  An additional 20-30 employees are hired during the growing season.

Q: How can I help support the burial search and this site in general?
A: You can get more information about donating to this site by clicking
here or click the following button.
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Q: My burial search produced several people with my last name. Can you tell me if they are related to my family buried there?
A. Catholic Cemetries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis maintains burial records only. No information is avalable on family relationships or other family members buried at the cemeteries.
Another resouce would be The Vital Records Office. This is a public library of public records on the nearly 250 years of history on the people and property of Saint Louis. Beginning July 1, 2002, the Vital Records Office became part of the Saint Louis City Recorder of Deeds Office in City Hall at 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103.
A link is provided below.

Q: What are the hours of the cemeteries? I understand that the gates are closed at 5:00 p.m. I would like to know when I can visit.
A: This information is contained in our Cemetery Rules. We now link to the cemetery rules page from all of the Location pages on this site. You can also get there by clicking Cemetery Rules under the Home button or by following the link provided below.

Q: Do you also have the baptismal records for people buried in the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis?
A: Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis does not maintain baptismal records for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. These records are maintained at the parish where the baptism took place. For closed parishes, contact the Archdiocesan Archives office at 314.792.7020.
Another resouce would be The Vital Records Office. This is a public library of public records on the nearly 250 years of history on the people and property of Saint Louis. Beginning July 1, 2002, the Vital Records Office became part of the Saint Louis City Recorder of Deeds Office in City Hall at 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103.
A link is provided below.

Q: Is it possible to pre-pay opening charges for lots and crypts?
A: Yes, a 20% down payment is required with the balance payable over time with nominal interest.

Q: When can I have Memorial Work done?
A: Lots must be paid for in full and fully covered with Endowed Care before memorial work is installed.

Q: What kind of floral containers are allowed in the cemetery?
A: The Health Department warns against open containers of water, including flower vases and jars. Silk or artificial flowers are suggested. Cemetery rules prohibit permanent metal, glass and ceramic vases.

Q: How many cemeteries does the Archdiocese of St. Louis currently control?
A: There are currently 17 cemeteries that are under the care of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Glencoe and Queen of Peace cemeteries are no longer open for burials. The others can be found by clicking on the 'St. Louis Map' that is listed under the HOME button (as well as under Locations and History)

Q: Why aren't all of the Catholic Cemeteries that exist in the St. Louis area listed on your site?
A: Only those cemeteries that are owned and operated by the Archdiocese of St. Louis are shown on this site.

Q: How current are the interment records on this site?
A: The web site database was first introduced as of 07/15/2003. The records are now updated at "Real Time." [The web site is updated within minutes of the data changing at the cemetery administration office.]

Q: Why are the burial dates blank on some interments while others show January 1, 1700?
Q: Why do some ages show up as 999?
A: Many of the records used in the computerized database are literally several hundred years old, going back into the 1700's. Some of the data may be missing from these original records; as well as records that are not quite so old. If the burial date, or age at death was unknown, these fields were left blank until research could be done.

Once the research was completed, if the burial date couldn't be determined, a date of '1/1/1700' was used. Likewise, if the age couldn't be determined, an age of '999' was used.

We will be adding this information to the site as we research it.

Q: What is meant by Memorial Privileges?
A:
Memorial Privileges refers to what type of monument/marker is allowed at a burial site. Monument grave sites are only allowed in pre-designated areas of the cemetery. All other graves are lawn level marker graves.

Q: How do I use the new Soundex search feature on burial searches?
A: Actually, all you have to do is select it from the type drop down box and enter the name you are looking for. Complex computer algorithms are then invoked to apply special rules to matching you name against the ones we have in our database. By dropping vowels and changing certain consonants, we have the ability to show you similar names.