Online Missouri Death Records and Indexes

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

Missouri Death Records Indexes and Obituary and Probate Indexes

Indexes for Missouri Deaths, Obituaries, Probate and Coroners Records

  • Missouri Wills and Probate Records, 1766-1988 (requires payment - part of an Ancestry subscription) 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 Deaths, 1883-1930 (for 15 Counties) at FamilySearch for Andrew, Audrain, Buchanan, Cape Girardeau, Clinton, Cole, Howard, Jefferson, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Scotland, Texas, and Warren counties. Coverage varies by county.
  • Missouri Obituary Archive (recent) (you can obtain copies of the obituaries online for a fee); includes...
    • Hannibal Courier-Post (12/9/1997-Current)
    • Independence/Blue Springs/Grain Valley Examiner (9/18/1997-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)

Missouri Cemetery Indexes Missouri Census Mortality Records
You can search Missouri Census Mortality Schedules for the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 censuses at the link below. These records are for some people who died in the year prior to the census being taken. Some deceased people may have been overlooked. Digitized images of the Mortality Schedules are included. This database also has other special census records (such as Agriculture schedules) and tax lists for Missouri.

Ordering Missouri Vital Records

  • Order Missouri Vital Records by Mail (fees and restrictions apply)
  • Missouri State Archives Death Certificates 1910-1970 are available for free downloading online -- see the link in the Missouri death indexes section above
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