Missouri Biography

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Many of the archives of Missouri have collections of published biographical information. The public libraries in St. Louis and Kansas City also have good collections. Also search the biographical sections of statewide, regional, and county histories.

Family History Library

  • Conrad, Howard Louis, Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, a Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference (New York, New York: Southern History Company, 1901) ; FHL films 1000272-73, fiche 6051492–97, book 977.8 H2c
    Digitized version for Volumes 1,2,3 and 6 are found at Internet Archive
    Some of the volumes are found at [www.books.google.com Google Books]
  • The Family History Library has a collection of biographies particular to Missouri. To access these, use the Place-names search in the FHL catalog for:
MISSOURI - BIOGRAPHY - PERSONAL NARRATIVES
MISSOURI,[COUNTY] - BIOGRAPHY
MISSOURI,[COUNTY],[TOWN] - BIOGRAPHY

Web Sites

http://history.umr.edu/usefullinks/usefullinks.html

[http://web.mst.edu/~christen/mobio.html

http://press.umsystem.edu/mobio.htm