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Missouri Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free Missouri Death Records. I list the best ways to get Missouri death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Missouri Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Missouri is among the few states to make death records available online for free, through a project called The Missouri Death Certificate Database (see link below).
  • The Missouri Death Certificate Database contains death records created after 1910 and over 50 years old, makes that information available online through a searchable index that links to a digitized image of the original death certificate.
  • The index can be searched by first name and last name, county, and by year and month.  Once a name is selected, a digitized image of the original certificate can be retrieved.
  • For death certificates less than 50 years old please contact the Missouri Bureau of Vital Records. Use the full first, middle, and last names as they appear on the certificate when filling out the request form.


  • The Missouri Death Certificate Database is an ongoing project and additional records will be added as they are transcribed and imaged. If the image of the certificate is not yet available researchers can request a photocopy of the certificate by contacting the Archives Reference Desk (see link below).
  • The Missouri Death Certificate Database has more than 2.2 million death certificates, searchable for free online!


  • Free online for death records more than 50 years old, $13.00 to order a more recent death certificate by mail


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