Free of charge, our staff will gladly look to see if an individual is buried in our cemetery, and if so, will provide you with the burial date. Contact us by phone, mail, or email to place your request. If you wish to peruse our burial search database on your own, you may click on the image link in the lower left corner of the website, labeled “Burial Search.” This tool is especially useful for mapping the location of graves in the cemetery, as well as discovering the names of all those buried on a particular family lot.
We understand that sometimes families are on a quest for more than names and burial dates. As part of our volunteer services, Bellefontaine Cemetery offers assistance with genealogy and family history searches of our cemetery records. Research requires a fee of $15 per individual, payable upon submission of your request by cash, check, or charge.
Our records usually contain some or all of the following information:
- date of death
- place of birth
- place of death
- late residence
- photos of markers/monuments at the gravesite
We will share other interesting facts should we discover them. To begin, download and send us your completed Genealogical Research Request Form, also available on our Resources Page, and return it to the office along with payment, and a member of our team will contact you. Please allow up to 3 weeks for research to be completed.
Additional Sites, Tools, and Resources
Though our staff and volunteers are well versed in the many documents available at the cemetery, you may find the information that you seek is beyond what we can provide. In this case, we would recommend consulting the following sites and organizations to help further your research.
The Missouri Digital Heritage Website: More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including Missouri birth and death records (pre-1910), Missouri Death Certificates, Missouri County Histories, Missouri County Plat books, and a variety of educational resources. http://www.sos.mo.gov/mdh/
St. Louis Genealogical Society: SLGS is a volunteer organization providing genealogical resources, classes, and membership services. https://www.stlgs.org