U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958

This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) is an index to U.S. Marine Corps muster rolls from the period 1798-1958. Information contained in search returns includes: name, rank, enlistment date, muster date, and ship or duty station. While this record collection will of course be extremely useful for anyone researching a Marine ancestor, it can also be used to research individual Marines who served on the U.S.S. St. Louis, or whose land-based duty station was located in the metro St. Louis area.

To discover men and women who served aboard the U.S. Ship St. Louis, do this search:

SEARCH—KEYWORD (Exact) “ship St. Louis” 4,193 hits

To discover men and women who were stationed in St. Louis at the U.S. Court and Custom House, do this search:

SEARCH—KEYWORD (Exact) “St. Louis” “Custom House” 526 hits

To discover men and women who were stationed in St. Louis with the Marine Air Detachment, do this search:

SEARCH—KEYWORD (Exact) “St. Louis” “Marine Air Det” 429 hits

To discover men and women who were stationed in St. Louis with the 30th Infantry Battalion, do this search:

SEARCH—KEYWORD (Exact) “St. Louis” “3Dinfbn” 2,145 hits

Note: “3Dinfbn” is not a typo. Due to an OCR software glitch, that is how 30th Infantry Battalion is interpreted when you search this record collection.

If you have some familiarity with the Marine Corps presence in St. Louis, you can probably think of other searches that will turn up men and women who served in the Corps right here in St. Louis.

You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library or any of our branches.

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