Tracing Your Family Tree
By: Holly Brantley
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO --A new tool makes it easier for Missourians to trace their family tree. The Missouri State Archives recently created an online index of more than 2-million Missouri Death Certificates from 1910-1955. It means a few clicks of the mouse can take you years into the past.
In half an hours time, we were standing at the tombstone of Mary Boeller. It's located just outside the Zion Methodist Church in Northern Cape County. Boeller had a total of four husbands. She is buried next to the fourth. The other three are buried nearby.