Researching Your Missouri Ancestors

I wanted to take a breather from my recent cataloging project to tell all of you about a research find that I made:

Missouri Digital Heritage

(Click on the picture above to go to the site.)

This website has so much information, you just have to go there to see it all!

There are Research Guides, Newspapers, Institutional Collections, and Civil War information, just to name a few.

What quickly made me stop and take a look:
Missouri Birth & Death Records Database, Pre-1910
Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1962

What make these records a bit different from some of the other States’ Genealogy Databases online is that images for these certificates are available for downloading!

FREE!     FREE!     FREE!     FREE!     FREE!     FREE!     FREE!     FREE!     FREE!

Maybe I am just used to Politics and/or money getting in the way of making images available to the general public in many of my areas of research, but this was a nice surprise!

I searched the database for Charles Bay and in a few minutes of looking at the few Charles Bay records that came up, I had found my man:

If you have time to stop by and check out the website, I highly recommend it!

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4 Responses to Researching Your Missouri Ancestors

  1. Okay, I’m jealous! 🙂
    Wish all states had online access such as this.
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

    • Our Lineage says:

      Yes, I agree, Theresa! More and more are starting to publish online indices, so that is a good thing. Images, well, I’m not so sure other states will be as generous as Missouri…but we can hope. 🙂
      Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and leave a comment. I really appreciate it!

  2. That’s wonderful. I wish I had ancestors in Missouri! That’s what we would all like — to find the person we are looking for, in a reasonable amount of time.

    • Our Lineage says:

      I agree! They have so much available. I only have a few Missouri connections.

      If only Chicago would let us have the images for free – which they were (FamilySearch) – now I need to order them for $15 each!

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