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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.

Illinois County Death Records

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
Clinton County
Coles County
Cook County
Crawford County
Cumberland County
De Witt County
DeKalb County
Douglas County
DuPage County
Edgar County
Edwards County
Effingham County
Fayette County
Ford County
Franklin County
Fulton County
Gallatin County
Greene County
Grundy County
Hamilton County
Hancock County
Hardin County
Henderson County
Henry County
Iroquois County
Jackson County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Jersey County
Jo Daviess County
Johnson County
Kane County
Kankakee County
Kendall County
Knox County
Lake County
LaSalle County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Livingston County
Logan County
Macon County
Macoupin County
Madison County
Marion County
Marshall County
Mason County
Massac County
McDonough County
McHenry County
McLean County
Menard County
Mercer County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Moultrie County
Ogle County
Peoria County
Perry County
Piatt County
Pike County
Pope County
Pulaski County
Putnam County
Randolph County
Richland County
Rock Island County
Saline County
Sangamon County
Schuyler County
Scott County
Shelby County
St. Clair County
Stark County
Stephenson County
Tazewell County
Union County
Vermilion County
Wabash County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
White County
Whiteside County
Will County
Williamson County
Winnebago County
Woodford County

 

Illinois Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Illinois State Vital Records
Office Division of Vital Records
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097