Missouri Research Tips and Strategies
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Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page
Missouri[edit | edit source]
Research Strategies to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Missouri
- Missouri Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Missouri Birth Records
- How to find Missouri Marriage Records
- How to find Missouri Death Records
Missouri Research Tips[edit | edit source]
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Missouri.
- Birth information: Missouri Statewide birth registration began in 1909. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths began in 1909 in Missouri. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Missouri death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Missouri Record Finder[edit | edit source]
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Missouri Record Finder.
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Further Missouri Research[edit | edit source]
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Missouri Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Missouri Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Missouri, including research at the county level, visit the Missouri page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Missouri record collections at FamilySearch.