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''This article is about a state of the United States. For other uses, see [[Missouri (disambiguation)]].''  
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*Missouri State Archives has [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/advanced.asp death certificates for 1910-1957 online].
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*Missouri State Archives also has [http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/stlprobate/ probate court records] for [[St._Louis_City,_Missouri|St. Louis City]] and [[St._Louis_County,_Missouri|St. Louis County]] from 1805 to 1900.&nbsp; The site also has records for [[Greene_County,_Missouri|Greene County]] (1856-1873), [[Jasper_County,_Missouri|Jasper County]] (1860-1876), and [[New_Madrid_County,_Missouri|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 [http://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org]
 
  
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}} <div style="padding-left: 1px; float: right; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Missouri]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Missouri page,<br>the Show Me State{{/p}}[[Image:St. Louis Gateway Arch.jpg|right|180px|St. Louis Gateway Arch.jpg]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
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=== Welcome to Missouri, The Show Me State ===
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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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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/ Death certificates 1910-1961]
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/mojudicial/ Judicial Records]
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*[http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/naturalization/ Naturalizations 1816-1955]
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*[[Missouri Census#State.2C_territorial.2C_and_colonial_censuses|MO censuses]] go back as early as 1817
  
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Independent Cities <br> | [[St. Louis City, Missouri|St. Louis City]] |
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'''Independent City:&nbsp;''' [[St. Louis City, Missouri|St. Louis City]]  
  
Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Allen County, Missouri|Allen]] | [[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]] | [[Ashley County, Missouri|Ashley]] | [[Dodge County, Missouri|Dodge]] | [[Hempstead County, Arkansas|Hempstead]] | [[Kinderhook County, Missouri|Kinderhook]] | [[Lillard County, Missouri|Lillard]] | [[Niangua County, Missouri|Niangua]] | [[Rives County, Missouri|Rives]] | [[Van Buren County, Missouri|Van Buren]]
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Allen County, Missouri|Allen]] | [[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]] | [[Ashley County, Missouri|Ashley]] | [[Dodge County, Missouri|Dodge]] | [[Hempstead County, Arkansas|Hempstead]] | [[Kinderhook County, Missouri|Kinderhook]] | [[Lillard County, Missouri|Lillard]] | [[Niangua County, Missouri|Niangua]] | [[Rives County, Missouri|Rives]] | [[Van Buren County, Missouri|Van Buren]]  
  
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Missouri Counties Map|click here]]. {{MOimagemap2}}
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
== Research Tools  ==
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[[Missouri Historical Society Library]]{{·}} [[State Historical Society of Missouri]]{{·}} [[Missouri State Archives]]{{·}} [[Mercantile Library]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|Mid-Continent Public Library]]{{·}} [[St. Louis County Library]]{{·}} [[Wilson Creek National Battlefield Park]]{{·}} [[National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)]]{{·}} [[National Personnel Records Center (St. Louis)]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]] [http://digital.library.umsystem.edu/ University of Missouri Digital Library]&nbsp;
  
*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 [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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=== Migration Routes ===
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Missouri/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.mogenweb.org// The Missouri GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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== Things you can do ==
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Mississippi River{{·}} Missouri River{{·}} [[Butterfield Overland Mail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Chicago-Kaskaskia Road]]{{·}} [[Buffalo Trace]]{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Santa Fe Trail]]{{·}} [[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]] [[Image:Missouri.png|right|150px|Missouri.png]]
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The [http://www.slpl.org/index.asp St. Louis Public Library] has a searchable [http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp obituary index online], as well as a [http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240099787.asp listing of more than 3,000 surnames] of published family histories available in their collections. &nbsp;Issues of the [http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117879.asp Gateway Family Historian] newsletter are available in PDF format for 2005-2011. The library also has an extensive collection of ships' [http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117840.asp passenger lists].  
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Join a Community of Missouri researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-Genealogy-Research-Community/216269005073385 Facebook] and/or [[Join a Skype Research Community#North_America|Skype]].
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*[[Missouri Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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*[[Missouri Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers; Home Admissions Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Missouri

Welcome to the Missouri page,
the Show Me State

St. Louis Gateway Arch.jpg
Most unique genealogical features:

Missouri Digital Heritage site:

Counties

Independent City:  St. Louis City

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

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Atchison CountyNodaway CountyWorth CountyHarrison CountyMercer CountyPutnam CountySchuyler CountyScotland CountyClark CountyHolt CountyAndrew CountyGentry CountyGrundy CountySullivan CountyAdair CountyKnox CountyDeKalb CountyDaviess CountyLinn CountyLivingston CountyMacon CountyShelby CountyMarion CountyLewis CountyBuchanan CountyClinton CountyCaldwell CountyChariton CountyRandolph CountyMonroe CountyRalls CountyPlatte CountyClay CountyRay CountyCarroll CountyPike CountyAudrain CountyHoward CountyBoone CountyJackson CountyLafayette CountySaline CountyCass CountyJohnson CountyPettis CountyCooper CountyMoniteau CountyCole CountyCallaway CountyMontgomery CountyLincoln CountyWarren CountySt. Charles CountyBates CountyVernon CountyBarton CountyJasper CountyNewton CountyMcDonald CountyHenry CountySt. Clair CountyCedar CountyDade CountyLawrence CountyBarry CountyBenton CountyHickory CountyPolk CountyGreene CountyChristian CountyStone CountyMorgan CountyCamden CountyDallas CountyLaclede CountyWebster CountyTaney CountyWright CountyDouglas CountyOzark CountyMiller CountyOsage CountyGasconade CountyFranklin CountySt. Louis CountyMaries CountySt. Louis CityPulaski CountyPhelps CountyCrawford CountyWashington CountyJefferson CountySt. Francois CountySte. Genevieve CountyPerry CountyDent CountyIron CountyMadison CountyTexas CountyReynolds CountyHowell CountyShannon CountyOregon CountyCarter CountyRipley CountyWayne CountyBollinger CountyCape Girardeau CountyButler CountyStoddard CountyScott CountyMississippi CountyNew Madrid CountyDunklin CountyPemiscot CountyMissouri-county-map.gif

Major Repositories

Missouri Historical Society Library · State Historical Society of Missouri · Missouri State Archives · Mercantile Library · Mid-Continent Public Library · St. Louis County Library · Wilson Creek National Battlefield Park · National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City) · National Personnel Records Center (St. Louis) · Newberry Library University of Missouri Digital Library 

Migration Routes

Mississippi River · Missouri River · Butterfield Overland Mail · California Trail · Chicago-Kaskaskia Road · Buffalo Trace · Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail · Mormon Trail · Nashville-Saline River Trail · National Road (or Cumberland Road) · Oregon Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · Santa Fe Railway · Texas and Pacific Railway
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Featured Content

The St. Louis Public Library has a searchable obituary index online, as well as a listing of more than 3,000 surnames of published family histories available in their collections.  Issues of the Gateway Family Historian newsletter are available in PDF format for 2005-2011. The library also has an extensive collection of ships' passenger lists.

Researcher Networking

Join a Community of Missouri researchers! Ask questions, help others, and share your research successes on Facebook and/or Skype.


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

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