Missouri, United States Genealogy

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This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see Missouri (disambiguation).

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Welcome to the Missouri page,
the Show Me State

Michigan is the center of the American automotive industry.
Most unique genealogical features:


  • Missouri State Archives has death certificates older than 50 yrs. online starting in 1910 .
    • Hint: In you are having trouble getting a hit, try using just the surname and year, year and county, (leave name field blank) or just first name and county, or any combination of these.
    • You might also try Starts or Ends' With. (i.e. "Harm" will show Harman & Harmon; "nell" .. Pinnell, Pennell, Penell etc.)
    • They were transcribed as they were viewed from microfilm, 'the index is not 100% accurate, choose the spelling that nearest resembles your ancestor. Reporting errors to the Archives will assist other researchers.
    • Not all deaths were documented.
    • Tombstones do not always have the right years.


Welcome to Missouri, The Show Me State

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Featured Content

Most archives, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. For example, the St. Louis Public Library has a card index to published genealogies in books and periodicals. Such collections must usually be searched in person. The Library can accessed at http://www.slpl.org/index.asp.


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Independent Cities
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Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Allen | Arkansas | Ashley | Dodge | Hempstead | Kinderhook | Lillard | Niangua | Rives | Van Buren

Research Tools


FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org.

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

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