The state of Missouri is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. Originally the land belonged to the French and when sold to the United States, became part of the Missouri Territory through the Louisiana Purchase. The state got its name, meaning “town of the large canoes,” from the Missouri Indian tribe. Missouri is the Show-Me State and the Gateway to the West, through the Arch in St. Louis. Missouri was a stopping point for many migrants moving from the east coast in search of farmland as they moved westward across the country. The state was admitted to the union as the 24th state on August 10, 1821.
The In-Brief Guide to Missouri Genealogy contains Factoids, Timeline, Research Strategies, Migration Routes and Motivations and many other recommended resources. This 4-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device. Written by Jennifer Holik who has more than 20 years of research and writing experience, has published 11 books, numerous articles, and educational courses. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Missouri University of Science and Technology. In her business, Jennifer offers expert World War II, genealogical, and historical research services. She speaks on the topics of World War II research and writing, and kids genealogy in the United States and Europe. You can learn more at http://jenniferholik.com Jennifer is the author of IDG’s monthly column, “Stories from the Battlefield”.