1883-1910 Database of Officially Reported Births and Deaths in Vernon
to 1883, Missouri counties were not asked to record births and deaths.
Beginning in 1883, counties were asked (but not required) to report
births and deaths. The births and deaths that were recorded in the County Clerk's office
beginning in 1883 are in this database at the
Missouri State Archives website. Because it was not
mandatory to report births or deaths from 1883-1910, many are not
1910-Present Missouri Birth Certificates.
Missouri required birth certificates beginning in 1910. Copies of
original Missouri birth certificates are available from the Dept. of
Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City, Missouri; a fee is
required. Use their application at
Application for copy of Birth or Death Certification. Also
enclose a note requesting a copy of the original document (not a
Legal "Birth Certification" documents, 1910 to present, are available at
all Missouri county health departments and also the Dept. of Health and
Senior Services, Jefferson City, MO. This is a legal document which is
computer generated on certificate paper and is "a true certification of
name and birth facts as recorded by the Bureau of Vital Records,
Jefferson City, Missouri." (It is not a copy of the original
document.) The Vernon County Health Department is located at 301 North
Washington Street, Nevada, MO 64772; and the 2011 fee for obtaining a
"Birth Certification" is $15.
These birth documents are
generally restricted to self, parent, or child.