Missouri Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Missouri death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Missouri death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Missouri death certificates is available below.

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Missouri death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Missouri death records, Missouri death ceritificates, Missouri death notices, Missouri death indexes, and other related Missouri genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Missouri. We also suggest searching for "Missouri death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Missouri Death Certificates

Vital records were kept on a statewide basis beginning in August, 1909. The city of St. Louis, however, began recording deaths in 1850 and births in 1870. It is estimated that about 60% compliance was met in these earlier recordings for that city. Marriage records are recorded with the county Recorder of Deeds. For birth and death records after August, 1909, write:

Missouri Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

For marriage records, and for birth and death records before August, 1909, write to the recorder of deeds of the county in question.

For earlier births and deaths in St. Louis, write:

St. Louis Vital Records
P.O. Box 14702
St. Louis, MO 63178

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