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Re: Death records look up please
Posted by: Jean Gaw (ID *****3289) Date: June 19, 2012 at 16:56:22
In Reply to: Death records look up please by Cindy Elschide of 857

Cindy,

The Missouri Secretary of State has a website and has FREE Death Certificates 1910-1961 on line to view & print out.
Death Certificates are PDF files and need Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or better to view. Go to www.sos.mo.gov.
Put cursor on left menu tab, select "Genealogists & Historians" moving your cursor to the right to unveil another pull down tab menu; scroll down 4 tabs until you see "Archive Online Databases". CLICK on tab to next page screen. Scroll down selection list to middle of screen until you see "Missouri Death Index 1910-1961". CLICK! Another screen with text opens giving information about history and data of death files. Scroll down 3/4 page to nearly bottom when blocks appear to enter: Name, Given Name, County and Year.
If you just type a Surname, you will get Statewide listing of Cox, Hendricks, etc. If you type Surname, select county name of Lawrence or Barry County, you will get names of all reported deaths in Lawrence for all years. If you type Surname and type a specific year, you will either get 'Nothing Found' or a listing of all Hendricks who died year you selected.
After viewing list of surname, scroll back to top or bottom and click on "NEW SEARCH" and start over. Selecting County name alone will give you 17,000 plus files for Lawrence and 15,700 plus for Barry.
An Advance Search is also possible with more filters.

I found a William Hendricks, widowed,Pierce City, Lawrence Co, b 1838 in Indiana d 1927 and buried in Sourents, ILL. DC #18770. His mm/dd were listed.

To go to Hendricks, William's Death File, copy and paste: http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1927/1927_00019403.PDF

To find babies who died 1910 and after, type surname, then "infant" or "Unnamed" as Given name.

I know a Cox Cemetery is located on Hwy 37 on road to Pierce City after S turn passing Monett's IOOF Cemetery. You might check burials there?
You can also select Pre 1910 Deaths database which has deaths from 1880's to 1909? Not all death information was written down on these forms, so a lot of data is missing.

Hope this helps!

Jean


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