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) WorldCat; 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]
- Christensen, Lawrence O. Dictionary of Missouri Biography (Columbia, Missouri : University of Missouri Press, 1999) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 977.8 D3c
Some of the pages are digitized and included in a book preview found at 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
- USGenWeb.org Search county pages for Biographical references.