Missouri, United States Genealogy
This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see Missouri (disambiguation).
|Missouri Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
the Show Me State
- Missouri has several major genealogical centers
- 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.
- Missouri State Archives also has probate court records for St. Louis City and St. Louis County from 1805 to 1900. The site also has records for Greene County (1856-1873), Jasper County (1860-1876), and New Madrid County (1805-1830).
- The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses of Missouri for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. Click here www.familysearch.org
Welcome to Missouri, The Show Me State
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.
| St. Louis City |
- Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's Geographical Names Information System.
- David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- The Missouri GenWeb Project has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger USGenWeb Project. The USGenWeb Project provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
- BYU Missouri Research Outline largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org.
Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:
- Missiouri Death and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Missiouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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