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Illinois Vital Records -- Including Illinois births, Illinois deaths, Illinois marriages, cemetery, census, and more records.



Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
Title of web siteWeb site address# of recordsDate RangeCost or FreeNotes
Global Tree Illinois Birthswww.gencircles.com
/globaltree/
and put IL in the birth place field
0ver 233,000variesFreeA nice searchable site where people put up there own files in hopes to help others and/or get more information. So you would need to go to the submitter of the info to find out how accurate it is.
RootsWeb Illinois Birth WorldConnect Recordsworldconnect.rootsweb.com
/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
and put Illinois in the birth place field
0ver 1,400,000variesFreeWorldConnect, sponsored by RootsWeb, is an online genealogy board where people can post their genealogical information as well as their contact information to help in verification.
RootsWeb Illinois Marriage WorldConnect Recordsworldconnect.rootsweb.com
/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
and put Illinois in the marriage place field
0ver 930,000variesFreeWorldConnect, sponsored by RootsWeb, is an online genealogy board where people can post their genealogical information as well as their contact information to help in verification.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900www.sos.state.il
.us/departments
/archives/marriage.html
0ver a million1763-1900FreeWow, what a wonderful site to have. I wish every state had done this! It has lots of information on how to search and the steps on how to proceed after finding your record.
RootsWeb Illinois Death WorldConnect Recordsworldconnect.rootsweb.com
/cgi-bin/igm.cgi
and put Illinois in the death place field
0ver 1,101,000variesFreeWorldConnect, sponsored by RootsWeb, is an online genealogy board where people can post their genealogical information as well as their contact information to help in verification.
Illinois Death Certificates 1916-1950www.sos.state.il
.us/departments/
archives/idphdeathindex.html
0ver 3 million1916-1950FreeWow! Another wonderful site from Illinois. I really wish all states had these records online as nice as Illinois does.
Obiruary Daily Times: Illinoisobits.rootsweb.com
/cgi-bin/obit.cgi
and put IL in the Keyword Search
0ver 310,000more recent datesFreeAnother nice Rootsweb site. The problem is that most of the death records are more recent. But it’s a great start.
Global Tree Illinois Deathswww.gencircles.com
/globaltree/
and put IL in the death place field
0ver 160,000variesFreeA nice searchable site where people put up there own files in hopes to help others and/or get more information. So you would need to go to the submitter of the info to find out how accurate it is.

Census Records
Title of web siteWeb site address# of recordsDate RangeCost or FreeNotes
The USGenWeb Census Projectwww.us-census.org and go down to Census Surname Search and then find IL and put in the word "census"1279 links with varying numbers of records per each1790-1920FreeWow, what a site! Transcribed by volunteers and still in the works, I really found this site great! You can search by year, state, or name!
Census Online, Illinois, 821 linkswww.census-online
.com/links/IL/
1,000s1840-1900FreeAnother nice site without the information of how much is posted. A lot is posted however it is difficult to search through to find your ancestor as there is not a surname search

Cemetery Records
Title of web siteWeb site address# of recordsDate RangeCost or FreeNotes
Illinois Inscription Cemetery Searchwww.obitcentral.com
/cemsearch/il-cem.htm
3067 documents with various numbers of results per eachvariesFreeAnother nice searchable site that takes a lot of its information from RootsWeb, but it also catalogues from other cemetery sites.
Cemetery Transcription Librarywww.interment.net
/data/search.htm
100svariesFreeWhat a cool site! It's hard to pin point exactly how many records there are per site as it only gives the "best" 300, although it gave a general number for the entire site.
Search the Virtual Cemeterywww.genealogy.com
/VG/vcem_search.html
100svariesFreeA nice searchable site. And how fun it was to bring up a name and see a picture of the actual headstone.


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