Missouri Birth & Death Records

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The Missouri Birth and Death Records database is an abstract of the birth, stillbirth, and death records recorded before 1909 and that are available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives.

The Bureau of Vital Statics has certificates of Missouri births from 1910 to the present. The bureau also maintains certificates of Missouri deaths that are less than fifty years old.

The database currently contains over 185,000 records from 87 of the 114 counties. Information found in the database includes information for New Madrid County on the following: Births and stillbirths

Births and stillbirths

  • Ages of parents
  • Date and place of birth
  • In case of stillbirth, name of undertaker
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Name & address of medical or other attendant making return
  • Name of child
  • Nationality
  • Occupation & full name of father
  • Place of burial
  • Race
  • Residence
  • Sex


  • Address of undertaker
  • Age
  • Birthplace & date of birth
  • Cause of death
  • Color
  • Date & location of burial
  • Date of report
  • Marital status
  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Physician returning certificate
  • Sex