I heard that the St. Louis Library has Catholic baptism or Christening records there. Not sure if that is true but if so I am so looking for info on my ggm and her sister that were born around the St. Louis area just as the civil War broke out.
Mary M. McLaughlin b. March 14th, 1859, 1860 or 1861
Emily C. McLaughlin b. Jan 6, 1863
Parents : John McLaughlin & Elizabeth Scranton