US TERRITORY OR
Part of the Louisiana Purchase, 1803; Louisiana Territory, 1805; renamed Missouri Territory, 1812
AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
Various, 1821–1876 (many are lost or incomplete)
FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS
BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS
Missouri Department of Health
and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Records
Jefferson City, MO 65102
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State Research Guide: Missouri
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