Missouri Colonial Records

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History[edit | edit source]

French lead miners started a settlement in Missouri in 1735. Although French settlers stayed in the area, in 1763, France ceded the area to Spain, who in 1800 ceded it back to France. Missouri was sold to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Ecclesiastical Records[edit | edit source]

Catholic Church

  • Catholic Baptisms, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1765-1840 (Saint Louis: Saint Louis Genealogical Society, 1982). In print and on microfilm.
  • History of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis: In Its Various Stages of Development from A.D. 1673 to 1928 by John Ernest Rothensteiner. 2 Vols. (Saint Louis: Blackwell Wielandy, 1928) Vol. 1, Vol. 2.

Civil Records[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 607. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998