Missouri Death Certificates, 1910 - 1971
The Missouri Death Certificate database can be searched by first, middle and last name, county, year and month. Digitized images of the original death certificates are linked to the search results.
Death certificates began being recorded statewide in 1910 and are closed for 50 years before they are transferred to the Missouri State Archives. They provide valuable information for family historians and researchers including date of birth; names of parents and spouse; cause of death; occupation; and funeral home and burial information.
People are often surprised to learn that the most popular documents in our collection are the more than 2.5 million death certificates. You can find death certificates of famous Missourians such as John William “Blind” Boone and Laura Ingalls Wilder; but you can also find out a lot of information about your own family history.
If you have questions or comments about these records, please contact the Missouri State Archives at [email protected].
For additional resources:
- Missouri State Archives Pre-1910 Missouri Birth and Death Records Database
- Missouri Bureau of Vital Records
- State Historical Society of Missouri Newspaper Search: Births, Death, and Marriages