Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in Illinois.
Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates in Illinois. Birth and death records are available since 1916.
To place an order, write to:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Fax: (217) 523-2648
Marriages and divorces since 1962 can be verified by the Department of Public Health, but certified copies must be obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the event occurred.
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- Illinois Vital records: Birth Records, Death Records, Marriage Licenses and Divorces
|Clark, DeWitt, Gallatin, Massac, Wayne, Williamson Counties |
Illinois County Clerk and Recorder Portal access to recorded documents, including historic births, deaths, and marriages in Clark, DeWitt, Gallatin, Massac, Wayne, and Williamson counties.
|Deaths | 1916-1950 |
Search Illinois death certificates by name or county. Gives gender, race, date of death, certificate number, city & county of death, and filing date. Site also includes information on ordering copies of the certificates.
|Deaths | before 1916 |
Search Illinois death certificates filed prior to 1916 by name or county. Site also includes information on ordering copies of the certificates.
|Marriages | 1763-1900 |
Search the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index for the period 1763-1900. Search by groom name and/or bride name statewide or by county.
|Carroll County Births | 1877-1913 |
Illinois State Archives database of birth certificates issued in Carroll County during the period 1877-1913 by parent name(s) and/or child name.
|Chicago Homicides 1870-1930 |
Search this Illinois State Archives database of Chicago Police Department Homicide Records by name of decedent. Index includes over 12,705 records.
|Cook County | Births 1871-1915 |
Over 900,000 Cook County, Illinois birth registers for the period 1871 through 1915 and view or download register images.
|Cook County | Births 1878-1922 |
Chicago and Cook County, Illinois birth certificates filed between 1878 and 1922. Document images available for view or download.
|Franklin County Marriages |
Browse this RootsWeb.com database of Franklin County marriages covering selected years between 1819 and 1908.
|Freeburg Obituaries 1904-1939 |
Browse Freeburg obituaries and death notices by name. Gives age and date/page/column where the obituary or notice appeared in the Freeburg Tribune.
|Highland Park Obituary Index |
Browse alphabetical index of obituaries for residents of Highland Park, Illinois to view name of deceased, date of death, personal details and publication/page.
|Jersey County Divorces |
Search circuit court records in Jersey County by name or case number, or view a daily docket. Includes Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Traffic filings.
|Mattoon Death Certificates 1899-1918 |
Search for Mattoon, Illinois death certificates by name. Gives certificate number, date of death, and notes. Site includes information on ordering copies of the certificates.
|McHenry County Baptisms |
McHenry County Genealogical Society list of baptisms recorded at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Covers 1852-1868.
|McHenry County Marriages |
McHenry County Genealogical Society database. Search by decade and name for Crystal Lake Herald marriage, wedding, engagement, and anniversary notices.
|Menard County Deaths | 1877-1910 |
Browse this RootsWeb database alphabetically by surname for Menard County, Illinois death records from December 1877 thru April 1910.
|Mundelein Marriages |
Browse this Fremont Public Library District for Mundelein newspaper engagement, wedding, and anniversary notices starting in 1998.
|Mundelein Obituaries |
View names and information about ordering Mundelein, Illinois newspaper obituaries starting in 1998.
|Sangamon County Deaths |
Search for Sangamon County divorce records from the circuit clerk by date, case type, or sequence number. Select divorce from the case type menu.
|St. Clair County Cemeteries |
Provided by: St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogical Society (SCCGS). Browse by surname for the cemetery or cemeteries where people by that name are buried.
|St. Clair County Deaths | 1870-1880 |
Provided by: St. Clair County Genealogical Society. Browse proofs of death and death certificates by name. Gives age, date of death, and page/affidavit number. Site also includes information on ordering copies of the records.
|Vermillion County Deaths |
Search this private database from Pape Mortuary in Danville for deaths in Vermilion County and surrounding areas. Search by name, date of birth, and father / mother/ spouse name.
|Wilmette News & Obituaries |
Search this Wilmette Public Library database by keyword / phrase and/or date for new articles or obituaries. News covers 1991 to present and obituaries cover 1978 to present.
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