Sorry it's been a while since I wrote. I was out of the country for about six weeks and I am just getting back in the swing of things.
I have had occasion recently to do some research on a family from Missouri. A friend of mine mentioned to me that the state of Missouri is putting all it's birth and death records online so I naturally had to try it out. There are two databases but the one of most interest for genealogists would probably be the pre-1910 births and deaths.
Missouri Birth and Death Records Database, Pre-1910
The other site that might interest genealogists has more recent death certificates.
Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1958
The site is very user-friendly. You can also see what records exist for what counties. Try this link to see what's available for the county you're researching.
Listing of Available Records Search
Wouldn't it be nice if all states put their records online. Thanks Missouri!