Missouri Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Missouri

Explore research in Missouri.


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Goal 1: Learn about Missouri research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Missouri ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Missouri research strategies.
    FS—Basic Missouri Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Missouri research on Ancestry.
    AC—Missouri Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Missouri research.
    AC—Missouri State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Missouri Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Missouri Record Finder
  5. For African American research, study the Missouri state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Missouri




Goal 2: Learn about Missouri archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the Missouri state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Missouri.
  4. Explore Missouri Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for Missouri genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  6. Search for free online books on Missouri research on the FamilySearch site.
  7. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Missouri city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Directories
  2. Explore Missouri city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Missouri city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Missouri historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Missouri city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Missouri vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri vital records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Missouri Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Missouri vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Missouri birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Missouri birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Missouri Adoptee Rights Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for Missouri vital records on the Linkpendium site.

B. Explore Missouri marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Missouri marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Missouri marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Missouri death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Missouri obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for Missouri obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore Missouri death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for Missouri death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Missouri census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Missouri censuses in this article.
    FS—Missouri Census
  2. Learn about Missouri census records.
    Census Records for Missouri
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Missouri state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Missouri census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Missouri census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Missouri voting registers in this article.
    FS—Missouri Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Missouri church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Missouri church records in this article.
    FS—Missouri Church Records
  2. Explore additional links for Missouri church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Missouri cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Missouri cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Missouri Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Missouri cemetery records.
  3. Search for Missouri cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Missouri cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Missouri cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Missouri Linkpendium site.




Goal 5: Learn about Missouri emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Missouri migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Missouri immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Missouri military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Missouri military records.
    Missouri Military Records
  2. Learn about Missouri military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Military Records
  3. Explore Missouri military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Missouri military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Missouri military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Missouri military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Missouri probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Probate Records
  2. Learn about Missouri land and property records.
    FS—Missouri Land and property Records
  3. Explore additional links for Missouri probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore additional links for Missouri land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Missouri court records.

  1. Learn about Missouri court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Missouri maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Maps
  2. Learn about Missouri gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Gazetteers

B. Explore Missouri maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Missouri maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Missouri.
  3. Explore historical Missouri maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Missouri maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Missouri newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Missouri newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Missouri newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Missouri newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Florida Newspapers—8:47

B. Explore Missouri newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Missouri historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Missouri newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Missouri newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Missouri newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Missouri newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Missouri newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Missouri newspapers and obituaries records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Missouri research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Missouri.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Missouri County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Missouri.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Missouri Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Missouri research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Missouri Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Missouri Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Missouri.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Missouri research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Missouri research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Missouri research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Missouri research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Missouri research.

C. Learn about Missouri genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Missouri in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Missouri Societies
  2. Explore the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center site.
  3. Explore the Missouri State Genealogical Association site.
  4. Explore the State Historical Society of Missouri site.
  5. Explore Missouri genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Missouri Counties


Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

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