Located at 600 W. Main St. in Jefferson City, the Missouri State Archives is the main repository for the state’s records of permanent historical value. Our holdings date from 1770 and include records from all branches of state government. Of greatest interest to the genealogical community are our birth, marriage, death, land, military, court, naturalization and penitentiary records.
Genealogists with Missouri roots are likely familiar with Missouri Digital Heritage and the Missouri State Archives’ Online Research Room, but these websites only scratch the surface of what we have available. With more than 336 million pages of loose paper records; 770,000 photographs; 66,000 reels of microfilm; 9,000 maps; and 560 cubic feet of published state documents, our collection offers something of interest for historians of all levels.
The Missouri State Archives research room is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
For those unable to visit in person, the reference staff also accepts limited research requests submitted to [email protected] or PO Box 1747, Jefferson City, MO 65102. For more information about the Archives and their holdings, see the Missouri State Archives website.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 NGS Family History Conference in May. Come by Booth 109 and bring questions about your Missouri ancestors; let us help you add that missing limb to your family tree!
The Missouri State Archives will be present at the “Society Showcase” on Tuesday, 07 May from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom Foyer. For a complete list of participants in the Showcase, please click HERE. We look forward to seeing you there.