Missouri Birth & Death Vital Records

Missouri birth death recordsState Bird: Eastern Bluebird
State Flower: Hawthorn
State Name Language of Origin: Illinois
State Name Meaning: Dugout canoe
Admission to Union: August 10, 1821
Source: Wikipedia

Missouri vital records have been maintained by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records as of 1910, with certified birth and death certificates available from the Bureau or from local county health departments. An 1863 non-compulsory birth registration law allowed each county recorder of deeds to record births; these early Missouri birth records are in regular deed or marriage deed books, with no index. There was an 1883 law requiring the recording of births and deaths at the county level, but it was repealed in 1893. Early St. Louis birth (1870-1910) and death records (1850-1910) are at the Missouri State Archives; early Kansas City birth and death records (1874-1910) are at Kansas City Vital Records. The Missouri Birth and Death Records Database project has abstracts of pre-1910 births and deaths online at the Missouri State Archives website, as well as 1910-1960 Missouri death records certificates.

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Missouri Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health & Senior Svcs
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-751-6387
Fax: 573-526-3846
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are only released to person of record or legal representative of immediate family member. Must have a signed release from person of record or immediate family member for investigative purposes.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health & Senior Svcs
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: 573-751-6387
Fax: 573-526-3846
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are only released to legal representative of person of record or immediate family member. Must have a signed release from immediate family member for investigative purposes.

Records Available: State Archives
Missouri State Archives
PO Box 1747
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1747
Phone: 573-751-3280
Fax: 573-526-7333
Website

Business Hours: 8-5 M-F (till 9PM on TH); 8:30-3:30 SAT

Missouri County Birth & Death Vital Records

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