I. Session laws. (1820-present). Look at the “Private Laws” section, also called “Acts of a Private Nature.” Limited indexing at the back of each volume.
II. Reports of state agencies and institutions. The following agencies’ publications are most likely to list names:
- State boards of Licensing and Registration show names of 19th century doctors and midwives.
- Department of Labor shows names of union leaders in each county
- Missouri Official Manuals (“Blue Books”) show names of people who ran for state and county offices.
- Contested elections go into great detail on the age, birthplace, and naturalization status of people who voted in local elections. These are fairly rare.
Find libraries that own any of the above by using the Missouri Historical Documents Browser.