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How to Obtain Illinois Death Certificates
The nineteenth century can be rightly said as the changing era for the majority of the US states in terms of vital records registration (births, deaths and marriages). State of Illinois is one of the biggest states of US and in the state; the birth and death were kept on a statewide basis from January 1, 1916. This law was implemented with the state as legislation. Before the year 1916, the town offices were responsible to maintain and collect the records of the births, deaths and marriages of their own counties. This is the reason why you can find some older records of the individual counties way back from 1871. You can even access some records before the year 1871 as well but chances are minimal. The only difference was at that time when the town offices were been asked to maintain the marriages records with themselves and the state will only have the index to those records but this also came to an end in the year 1962. In the year 1962, like birth and death records, marriages records were also made mandatory to be registered with the state.
Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.