Missouri, Miscellaneous Records from the Missouri State Archives (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Missouri, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1732-1876
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1887-1933. This collection contains census schedules from selected cities in Missouri.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The information found in the records varies with each type of record. You may find any of the following:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birth, marriage or death dates and places
  • Names of family members
  • Residences
  • Relationships

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The town where your ancestor resided
  • The names of other family members

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the census, compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the residence to locate the family in the federal censuses.
  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records; children’s occupations are often listed as “at school.”
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all families with the same surname in the same general area. If the surname is uncommon, it is likely that those living in the same area were related.
  • Additional searches may be needed to locate all members of a particular family in the census.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames, particularly phonetic variants.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Missouri, State and Territorial Census Records, 1732-1876." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citingcounty clerks throughout Missouri. Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.



We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.