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How to Obtain Missouri Death Certificates
In the state of Missouri, the registration and maintenance of the records of the vital events (birth, death, marriages) taking place within the state was not made mandatory before the year 1909. Before the introduction of the law of mandatory registration of the vital events taking place within the state, specific counties of the state of Missouri on their own were registering and maintaining the data and keeping it with themselves. There was no clear intention of the state to gather the facts and figures of the whole state before August, 1909. After making legislation in august 1909, the government was amazed to see the results. The city of St. Louis was the only place in the whole of the state which began the recording of the vital events like deaths in 1850 and births in 1870. The performance at that time was good enough according to the situation as the city officials were successful in getting 60% results. The marriage records are still kept by the county clerks of the state of Missouri.
For marriage records, and for birth and death records and certificates before August, 1909, you can write to the county or town clerk in question.
Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.