Online Missouri Death Records and Indexes

A Genealogy Directory for St. Louis, Kansas City and the state of Missouri

St. Louis Death Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries

Missouri Death Indexes and Newspaper Obituaries

  • Missouri Pre-1910 Birth and Death Records Index (partial) from the Missouri State Archives; indexes over 185,000 records from 87 counties; free
  • Missouri Death Certificates Index and Images 1910-1964 includes free downloadable images of the death certificates; see the "ordering vital records" section below for information on obtaining copies of MO death certificates after 1964
  • Missouri Death Records and Index 1834-1910 (requires payment - part of an Ancestry subscription) includes images from the death registers for many of the listings; coverage varies by county
  • Missouri Coroner's Inquest Database (historical) includes Andrew County, Cape Girardeau, Clinton County, Cole County, Greene County, Pemiscot County, Perry County, St. Charles County, St. Francois County, St. Louis, and Stoddard County (coverage varies by county)
  • Missouri Obituary Archive (recent) (you can obtain copies of the obituaries online for a fee); includes...
    • Columbia Daily Tribune (1/2/1998-Current)
    • Hannibal Courier-Post (12/9/1997-Current)
    • Independence/Blue Springs/Grain Valley Examiner (1/2/2009-Current)
    • Jefferson City News-Tribune (3/5/1999-Current)
    • Joplin Globe (1/27/2005-Current)
    • Kansas City Star (1/2/1991-Current)
    • Lee's Summit Journal (3/1/2007-Current)
    • St. Joseph News-Press (10/5/2000-Current)
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1/1/1988-Current)
    • And others

Missouri Death Indexes by County (free and fee-based)

Ordering Missouri Vital Records

  • Order Missouri Vital Records by Mail (fees and restrictions apply)
  • Missouri State Archives Death Certificates 1910-1964 are available for free downloading online -- see the link in the Missouri death indexes section above
Also helpful... Missouri Genealogy Databases at Ancestry (requires payment) includes census records, WWI draft cards, WWII army enlistments, vital records, historical newspapers and city directories

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