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Missouri Death Certificates

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At the Missouri State Archives, it’s our goal to give Missourians easy access to our state’s rich history.  That’s why we’ve placed millions of documents and images online at www.MissouriDigitalHeritage.com. And we’re adding more to that collection every week.

But unless you’re already a genealogy buff, you might be surprised to learn that some of the most interesting and popular documents in our collection include more than 2.2 million death certificates.

You can see these death certificates of famous Missourians, such as John William “Blind” Boone and Laura Ingalls Wilder. But you can also find out a lot of information about your own family history.

Missouri Digital Heritage allows you to search by name, county or by date. It’s an invaluable resource, and I’m sure that like me, you’ll discover something new about your Missouri ancestors.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this free and easy resource. I think you’ll instantly be transported back in time and learn more about our shared history.




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Death certificates contain valuable information for family historians and researchers. The Missouri Death Certificate Database, containing death records created after 1910 and over 50 years old, makes that information available online through a searchable index that links to a digitized image of the original death certificate.

The index can be searched by first name and last name, county, and by year and month.  Once a name is selected, a digitized image of the original certificate can be retrieved.

If you have questions or comments about these records, please contact the Missouri State Archives at archref@sos.mo.gov.

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