Genealogy Research at Bellefontaine Cemetery

Cemeteries have a wealth of information for people researching their family histories as well as for professional and amateur genealogists. Bellefontaine Cemetery can assist you in your search with basic, detailed, or online resources. If you would like to learn more about genealogy research and other services offered at Bellefontaine Cemetery, please provide your information and will send you email updates about our services and upcoming events.

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Basic Research – Free

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. To place your request, please provide your information and we will contact you shortly.

Detailed Research – $15

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
  • Age
  • Photos of markers/monuments at the gravesite

Online Burial Search Tool – Free

You can also search our burial database on your own by clicking the image link 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 specific family lot.

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 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.

St. Louis Genealogical Society:

SLGS is a volunteer organization providing genealogical resources, classes, and membership services.