There are 2,285,122 records in this Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) record collection. While it will certainly prove useful for a person researching Texas ancestors, it can also be useful for persons researching St. Louis ancestors. Why, you ask?
Records of a birth in this collection provide name of child, birthdate and birthplace of child, gender of child, name of father, maiden name of mother, birthplaces of each, and mother’s place of residence at time of the birth. Birthplace can mean city and state or city and country, but sometimes provides only state or country. Doing this general search in this record collection produces this result:
SEARCH—KEYWORD “St. Louis” (Exact) 4,024 hits
What this search finds, of course, is records in which the father and/or mother was born in St. Louis. Needless to say (I hope), it is easy to search for other parental birthplaces of interest. These general searches produce these results:
SEARCH—KEYWORD “Kansas City” (Exact) 2,133 hits
SEARCH—KEYWORD Chicago 2,725 hits
SEARCH—KEYWORD “Little Rock” (Exact) 1,627 hits
You can also search specifically for an infant or either parent using first, middle, and last name.
You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.