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Illinois Vital Records (IL Vitals)

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Cook County Birth Certificates 1878-1922

Located at FamilySearch.org, this database features an index and images of certificates of birth filed in Cook County, Illinois between 1878 and 1922.

 

Cook County Birth Registers 1871-1915

Located at FamilySearch.org, this database features an index and images of birth registers recorded in Cook County, Illinois between 1871 and 1915.

 

McLean County Birth Index Search

Located at the McLean County Clerk's Office.  A searchable database of birth records 1860-1915.  This project is not complete.  Surnames beginning with letters P-Z are not indexed yet.

 

Wheaton Vital Records Index

Located at the Wheaton Public Library.  The database features birth, marriage and death events which were printed in local Wheaton, Illinois newspapers.  Covers years 1885 to 1888 and is searchable by surname, event, place and soundex.  This is an ongoing project.

 

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Illinois Death Records  ****Obtaining IL Vital Records

 

Cass County Death Indexes

Located at the Morgan Area Genealogy site, the index covers years 1878-1915.

 

Clinton County Death Indexes

Located at the Clinton County GenWeb.  The site features an index to death record book 1 which covers years 1877-1903 and includes full name of deceased, page number and record number.  Some other various death records are also available here.

 

Coles County - City of Matoon Death Register

Located on the Illinois State Archives site.  Searchable database covers years 1899-1918.

 

Danville - Pape Mortuary Death Records Database

Located at Pape Mortuary of Danville, IL, the searchable database consists of over 275,000 records of death collected from newspapers, cemeteries and other sources.

 

DeWitt County Coroner's Inquest Record Index

Located at the Illinois State Archives.  The index covers years 1924-1977.

 

DeWitt County Death Indexes

Located at the DeWitt GenWeb Project.  The index covers years 1878-1917.  The list is alphabetical and includes full name of deceased, date of death, location in record books.

 

Illinois Database of Death Certificates

Located on the Illinois State Archives site, the index covers years 1916-1950.  This is an index of death certificates which are on file in the Illinois Department of Health.

 

Illinois Pre1900 Death Records Database

Located on the Illinois State Archives site.  This index is still in progress and features records of death found in original county clerk's death records such as death registers and licenses.  Index gives the name of the deceased, date of death, place of death and if known the age and sex of the deceased with a citation to the original record of death. 

See the list of county records included thus far.

 

Iroquois County Death Certificates

Located at the Iroquois County Genealogy Society.  Early death certificate information.

 

Kankankee County Records Death Index

Located at the Kankankee Valley Genealogical Society, this is an index of Books 1 through 8 and covers years 1877-1916.  Information includes name of deceased, book number and page number.

 

Macoupin County Coroner's Inquest Record Index

Located at the Illinois State Archives.  The index covers years 1835-1928.

 

Menard County Death Indexes

Located at Morgan Area Genealogy, this death records index covers years 1877-1910 and lists license number, full name of deceased, age, occupation, date of death, marriage status, where born, place of death, cause of death and burial place.

 

Schuyler County Historical Death Indexes

Located at Schuyler County GenWeb, this death records index covers various years from 1877 to1903 and lists full name of deceased, age, date and place of death and burial place.

 

Vermillion County Coroner's Inquest Record Index

Located at the Illinois State Archives.  The index covers years 1908-1956.

 

Wayne County Coroner's Inquest Record Index

Located at the Illinois State Archives.  The index covers years 1888-1960.

 

Wheaton Vital Records Index

Located at the Wheaton Public Library.  The database features birth, marriage and death events which were printed in local Wheaton, Illinois newspapers.  Covers years 1885 to 1888 and is searchable by surname, event, place and soundex.  This is an ongoing project.

 

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Clinton County Marriages 1825-1920

Located at the Clinton County GenWeb.  These are alphabetical indexes to marriages which occurred in Clint County, IN.  Includes name of bride, name of groom, comments, who performed the marriage, license date, marriage date, date recorded and the page and line which is the location of the original record in record books.

 

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index

Located on the Illinois State Archives site, the index covers years 1763-1900.  Searchable by bride's name, groom's name and county.

 

Wheaton Vital Records Index

Located at the Wheaton Public Library.  The database features birth, marriage and death events which were printed in local Wheaton, Illinois newspapers.  Covers years 1885 to 1888 and is searchable by surname, event, place and soundex.  This is an ongoing project.

 

472,837 Marriage Records at RootsWeb!

Free search of a vast repository of early marriages.

 

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Obtaining Illinois Vital Records

Illinois Department of Public Health

Division of Vital Records

605 W. Jefferson St.

Springfield, IL 627-5097

 

Phone: (217) 782-6553

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Illinois law required birth and death certificates to be filed in 1916 and since that time they have been filed at the Illinois Dept. of Public Health.  Delayed birth records date back to the mid 1800s. 

Order & Search Vital Records Online 

A quick and easy way to find and order Illinois birth records or find and order Illinois death records online.

 

Some earlier records may be on file at the county level where the event occurred. 

See: County Clerk Addresses

 

Marriage records are not on file at this office.  They are also filed at the County Clerk's office in each Illinois County.  The earliest known Illinois marriage record is from 1763. 

 

Divorce records are on file in the circuit court in each county. 

Check the website for restrictions, regulations and ordering instructions for Illinois vital records.

 

Some early vital records for Illinois are indexed at IRAD (Illinois Regional Archives Depository) and copies may be obtained there.

 

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Adams County

Alexander County

Bond County

Boone County

Brown County

Bureau County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Cass County

Champaign County

Christian County

Clark County

Clay County

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Cumberland County

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Edgar County

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Fulton County

Gallatin County

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Jackson County

Jasper County

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Kane County

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Kendall County

Knox County

Lake County

La Salle County

Lawrence County


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Logan County

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McLean County

Macon County

Macoupin County

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Marion County

Marshall County

Mason County

Massac County

Menard County

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Morgan County

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Ogle County

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Piatt County

Pike County

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Saline County

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Union County

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