Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Missouri Death Certificates

Kudos to the Missouri State Archives for the Missouri Death Certificate Project they have undertaken. They have indexed the death certificates for the years 1910 - 1956, and that index is available online via the Secretary of State's website. Even better, they are in the process of adding digital images as well. Images are available (free! in .pdf format) for 1910 - 1930, and 1950 - 1956. They must have quite a team of people working on this, because I've been amazed at how quickly they have been uploading the images.

There is so much valuable information available on death certificates. I'm proud of Missouri for making this information available, at a time when so many other states are reducing the access that we have to such records.

You can access the Missouri Death Certificates database here.

Happy Hunting!

4 comments:

Taneya said...

I'm adding you to my blogroll! As for the transcription question you asked - I think it's okay to do as you say for excerpts. But, for whole issues per say, I'd suggest focusing on those published prior to the 1940's. Hope that helps. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts.

Cricket said...

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll -- I've added you to mine as well. And thanks also for the transcription/copyright advice. I'm not planning on transcribing entire issues -- just interested in adding occasional individual news articles or obituaries. Sticking with those published before 1940 should be no problem.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I noticed you are looking for Ackmanns from Missouri. I happen to be an Ackmann from Missouri. What are you looking for?

Anonymous said...

I'm not planning on transcribing entire issues -- just interested in adding occasional individual news articles or obituaries.
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