Missouri Bureau of Vital Records

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Missouri Bureau of Vital Records
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  VitalRecordsInfo@health.mo.gov


Street address:  930 Wildwood Dr.
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Telephone:[1]  573-751-6387

Hours and holidays:[1]

  • Walk-in service:  Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 (same day service is not guaranteed)
  • Telephone service:  Monday-Friday 8-5  (Central Time Zone)
  • Holiday closings

Map and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Central registry of Missouri births, deaths, and fetal deaths since 1910; marriages and divorces since 1948.[1]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source via the Missouri Bureau of Vital Records, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at Kansas City federal censuses 1790–1930; selected military service indexes, pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, photos, adoptions, vital records, land, and Indian records.</ref>

Similar Collections

  • Cole County Health Department, Jefferson City, births since 1920, and deaths since 1980.
  • Cole County Recorder of Deeds, Jefferson City, has marriage and land records from 1821[2]; births and deaths 1883-1906,[3] and military discharges.
  • Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, has court, land, military, death records, federal censuses, county and municipal records, photos, penitentiary, and manuscript records. Birth and death record index since 1883 is online; birth records 1883-1895; marriages 1827-1937.[4]

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Information in Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (accessed 3 March 2016).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 9th ed. (Logan, Utah: Everton Pub., 1999), 230. WorldCat 812163213; FHL Book 973 D27e 1999.
  3. Alice Eichholz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 383 and 393. Ancestry digital copy ($); WorldCat 55947869; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  4. Vital Records in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 2 Feb 2016).
  5. Eichholz, 393.
  6. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).
  7. Dollarhide and Bremer, 47 and 67.
  8. Special Collections in Kansas City Public Library (accessed 7 March 2014).
  9. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 67. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  10. About the Midwest Genealogy Center in Mid-Continent Public Library (accessed 5 May 2010).
  11. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  12. Research in Ozarks Genealogical Society (accessed 15 March 2014).
  13. Online guide to St. Louis sources in the History and Genealogy Department in St. Louis County Library (accessed 2 February 2016).
  14. Genealogists in St. Louis Public Library (accessed 3 February 2016).
  15. Guide to Local History and Genealogy Department Collections in Springfield-Greene County Library District (accessed 15 March 2014).
  16. The Hulston Library in Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Missouri in National Park Service (accessed 15 March 2014).
  17. Our Collection in Harrison County Museum (accessed 7 March 2014).
  18. Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.