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How to Obtain Missouri Death Certificates

In the state of Missouri, the registration and maintenance of the records of the vital events (birth, death, marriages) taking place within the state was not made mandatory before the year 1909. Before the introduction of the law of mandatory registration of the vital events taking place within the state, specific counties of the state of Missouri on their own were registering and maintaining the data and keeping it with themselves. There was no clear intention of the state to gather the facts and figures of the whole state before August, 1909. After making legislation in august 1909, the government was amazed to see the results. The city of St. Louis was the only place in the whole of the state which began the recording of the vital events like deaths in 1850 and births in 1870. The performance at that time was good enough according to the situation as the city officials were successful in getting 60% results. The marriage records are still kept by the county clerks of the state of Missouri.

For marriage records, and for birth and death records and certificates before August, 1909, you can write to the county or town clerk in question.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, 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.

Missouri County Death Records

Adair County
Andrew County
Atchison County
Audrain County
Barry County
Barton County
Bates County
Benton County
Bollinger County
Boone County
Buchanan County
Butler County
Caldwell County
Callaway County
Camden County
Cape Girardeau County
Carroll County
Carter County
Cass County
Cedar County
Chariton County
Christian County
Clark County
Clay County
Clinton County
Cole County
Cooper County
Crawford County
Dade County
Dallas County
Daviess County
DeKalb County
Dent County
Douglas County
Dunklin County
Franklin County
Gasconade County
Gentry County
Greene County
Grundy County
Harrison County
Henry County
Hickory County
Holt County
Howard County
Howell County
Iron County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Johnson County
Knox County
Laclede County
Lafayette County
Lawrence County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Linn County
Livingston County
Macon County
Madison County
Maries County
Marion County
McDonald County
Mercer County
Miller County
Mississippi County
Moniteau County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
New Madrid County
Newton County
Nodaway County
Oregon County
Osage County
Ozark County
Pemiscot County
Perry County
Pettis County
Phelps County
Pike County
Platte County
Polk County
Pulaski County
Putnam County
Ralls County
Randolph County
Ray County
Reynolds County
Ripley County
Saint Charles County
Saint Clair County
Saint Francois County
Saint Louis County
Saint Louis City
Sainte Genevieve County
Saline County
Schuyler County
Scotland County
Scott County
Shannon County
Shelby County
Stoddard County
Stone County
Sullivan County
Taney County
Texas County
Vernon County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Webster County
Worth County
Wright County

 

Missouri Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

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