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We have gleaned the web to bring you some of the largest and best places to find Missouri genealogy data online.  One of the best ways to increase your genealogy data is to locate cousins who share a common ancestor and compare notes.  In this fashion, you will find the missing pieces to your genealogy puzzles while at the same time, connecting with distant family members. Many of these free genealogy projects contain genealogy records submitted by others.  If you have Missouri genealogy records which would be of help to others, please take a little time to submit them to these free genealogy sites.


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Search the Missouri RootsWeb Surname List

The RSL database contains over one million surnames submitted by over 194,000 people conducting genealogy research.  Try a surname search.  The search results will yield the submitters' names, dates and locations, with contact information.  This will allow you to contact others researching your surnames ...... perhaps even the same ancestor.  Connect with distant cousins to share genealogy data and information.  This is a great way to add missing branches to your family tree.  The location set in the search form is Missouri but you can change it to search other states.

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Search CensusDiggins Free Genealogy Databases

Search for ancestors at CensusDiggins.  The site provides free transcriptions of census, tax records, marriage records, Civil War records and some other miscellaneous genealogy databases.  This search could prove particularly useful if you are conducting genealogy research in Dunklin or Stoddard County.

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Search Missouri Cemetery Records

This Cemetery database now has over 800,000 contributed records.

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Search Missouri Message Boards

Try your ancestry search on these free Missouri genealogy message boards.  Read genealogy queries posted by other folks who are searching for their ancestors.  Post your own queries for Missouri ancestors.  When posting genealogy queries, be specific and include full names, dates and places for your ancestors.  This will allow others to more easily determine if your ancestors fit in their family tree.  This is a proven way to meet new cousins, compare notes and learn more about your ancestry.

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Search 400 Million Names at World Tree

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Search USGenWeb Missouri Archives

Search one of the largest collections of free Missouri genealogy records available online.  Try your surname search for Missouri ancestors in the USGenWeb archives.  These records have been submitted by other genealogists and may contain family Bibles, biographies, census indexes, images, transcriptions, wills / probate records, tax lists, church records, land records, early maps, vitals, obits, newspapers, year books, local area histories and other types of Missouri genealogical records.  If you have records which might be of help to other folks tracing their ancestry, please submit them to this free genealogy project.
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Search the Missouri Family Group Sheet Project

This database contains Missouri group sheets submitted by others researching their Missouri ancestry.  This is a great way to make connections and find new genealogical data.  If you have time, be sure to submit your own family group sheets of Missouri families to this free genealogy site.

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Search Missouri Birth & Death Records  Pre 1910

This database located at the Missouri State Archives contains pre 1910 births, stillbirths and deaths.  You may search for a full surname or just a partial which can be handy for locating misspelled surnames and multiple spellings.  Example: smi in the search field will return all surnames beginning with those 3 letters.

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Search Missouri Naturalization Records 1816-1955

Located at the Missouri State Archives, this database is an index to the naturalization records.  Information includes name, native country or place, date, court, and microfilm reel number, volume and page number so the full record may be obtained.

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Search Missouri Land Patents 1831-1969

This Missouri State Archives database contains over 35,000 transcriptions of Missouri land patents.  Information includes the name of the purchaser, county, purchase date, the legal description, and the microfilm reel number, volume and page number.  This is a great help in finding early Missouri residents and their land records.




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