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Illinois Vital Records
Birth and death records in Illinois were kept on a statewide basis from January 1, 1916. Some records are found in the individual counties as early as 1871, and occasionally earlier. Marriage records continue to be kept on a county level for most areas, though the state has kept an index to these records since 1962.
For births and deaths prior to 1916, and marriage records prior to 1962, write to the clerk in the county of question.
For birth and death records after 1916, and marriages after 1962, write:
Illinois State Vital Records Office
Division of Vital Records
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097

Illinois Department of Health Vital Records
http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm


Illinois Research Sources

Howard, Robert P. Illinois: A History of the Prairie State. (Grand Rapids, Michigan.: W.B. Eerdman Publishing, 1972).
Szucs, Loretto Dennis. Chicago and Cook County Sources: A Genealogical and Historical Guide. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1986).
The Bicentennial Project sponsored by the Illinois Genealogical Society endeavored to index at least one history for each of the 102 Illinois counties. It was completed in 1976 by the Genealogy Projects Committee of the Winnetka Public Library. This index can be used at the Winnetka Public Library or at the Illinois State Archives
Archives, Libraries and Societies.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-3305

Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-3305
http://www.newberry.org/

Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html

Illinois Preservation Historic Agency
112 N. 6th St
Springfield, IL 62701-1507J
Telephone (217) 524-7216
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/default.htm

Illinois State Library
300 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/

Illinois Vital Records
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois
62702-5097
http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/genealogicalinfo.htm

The Illinois Genealogy Resource Page
http://www.historyillinois.org/GENE.HTM

Chicago Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1160
Chicago, IL 60690-1160
http://www.chgogs.org/

Illinois State Historical Society
210 South Sixth Street, Suite 210
Springfield, IL
Phone: (217)525-2781
Fax: (217)525-2783
http://www.historyillinois.org/

 


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