You’ll love this if…
- You’re getting started tracing your ancestors in Missouri
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Missouri brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Missouri —you don’t need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Missouri ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Missouri’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Missouri research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state’s history
Here’s a sampling of the helpful tips you’ll get in the Missouri guide:
- The namesake of the Missouri Compromise, the state was admitted to the Union as a slave state in 1820 at the same time as the free state of Maine.
- Missouri regularly took territorial or state censuses throughout the 19th century. The Missouri State Archives have a searchable database of surviving nonfederal census entries.
- Newspapers were published in the region as early as 1808. The state historical society has compiled a searchable index of historical newspapers, and offers online access to them.
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.