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Where Can I Find Birth Records for Franklin County, MO?

Missouri Death Certificates Record center maintained by the Missouri Secretary of State.

Missouri Birth Records Pre-1910 Record center maintained by the Missouri Secretary of State

NOTE: The Franklin County Clerk DOES NOT HAVE Death Certificates. They will refer you to the State Dept of Vital Records, phone 573-751-6370. There you will be asked to send a $10 payment to have a search done, but a word to the wise is that I don't believe they have much from before 1910-11 because of a fire in their building about that time. I know this is frustrating, but they can't produce what they don't have.

Other possible sources are church records and newspaper microfilm (for announcements)

The St. Clair Historical Society has almost 400 birth records for babies born in Central Township between 1917 and 1924. Dr. Kitchell was the township registrar and these are the records he kept. This includes all babies born in the township, irregardless of which doctor delivered them. Several of the babies were even delivered by Dr. Stierberger of Union. Watch this site for a possible update on this information.

Franklin County, Missouri
BIRTHS VOLUME A 1826 - 1899 INDEX
http://www.vienici.com/mofran/births/vA/xaz.html
 
Franklin County, Missouri
BIRTHS VOLUME A 1865-1875 INDEX AND LINKS TO ABSTRACTS
AFRICAN AMERICAN ONLY WITH CHILDREN
http://www.vienici.com/mofran/vAaa/xay.html

 

 

Where Can I Find Marriage Records for
Franklin County, MO?

Franklin County Marriage Books A and B 1819 - 1858 were published by Audrey L. Woodruff and later marketed by Infotech Publications of Bowling Green, MO. However, I have not been able to contact this company. You might be able to find these books on an internet auction search or through a large internet bookseller.

Four Rivers Genealogy Society has an index of the marriage records for Franklin County from 1819 to fairly recently. They are indexed by both bride and groom.

Brian Oster's Site - includes Volume L of Franklin County Marriages - from 1914 to 1921.

Franklin County, Missouri
Marriage Lookups Page (Franklin County Marriages 1819-1905 and 1914-1921)
http://www.vienici.com/moabs/lookups.html
 

Also, remember to check church records and newspaper microfilm.

 

Where Can I Find Death Records for Franklin County, MO?

Birth and Death Records microfilmed and maintained by the Office of Secretary of State. Note: The archived records at this site use Acrobat Reader and load extremely slow. Be patient. The Franklin County Clerk does not have death certificates. The only death records they have is this microfilmed information (in the archives). They will refer you to the State Dept of Vital Records, phone 573-751-6370. There you will be asked to send a $10 payment to have a search done, but a word to the wise is that I don't believe they have much from before 1910-11 because of a fire in their building about that time. I know this is frustrating, but they can't produce what they don't have.

Obituaries are on file at the various historical societies and many are posted on the New Boards. Franklin County microfilmed newspapers contain many, many obituaries if you have access to them.

 

Other County Records

Other significant (microfilmed) Franklin County Records can be found in the Local Records Inventory Database as maintained by the Secretary of State (downloads slow using Acrobat Reader. Includes court records and records of the Washington City Clerk.

More microfilmed Franklin County records are available at this site (also Secretary of State)

 

 

This page was last updated Tuesday February 21, 2012 .

  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project

 

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