PRE-1916 AVAILABLE DEATH RECORDS

The pre-1916 Death Index now partially online - however, this incomplete online index contains death entries from less than one-third of the 102 counties in Illinois.

SOME are housed at the different IRAD holdings around the state - the list of holdings & date spans for each county is searchable on the IRAD HOLDINGS link (from my web site, and also on the top menu of the IL State Archives web site).  My nearest IRAD is located at University of IL Springfield (UIS) - but I can easily request documents from other IRAD facilities, for a small fee.

If your ancestor's death date occurred in one of the following counties - and within the time frame of the holdings to which I have access - then I can help with your research, on (usually) a per-document fee.

I have access to the following Illinois county death records:

From the Illinois State Archives:

Cook    Cook Co Index to Deaths 1871-1916 (INDEX ONLY - index printing= 50 cents per page; much is free & online already!)


From the Illinois Regional Archives Depository at University of Illinois, Springfield campus

($5.00 per search  - If found, this fee covers printing first page; 50 cents each additional page)
THE LISTINGS BELOW WITHOUT AN ACCESS NUMBER AT THE END OF THE LINE - ARE NEW ACQUISITIONS BY UIS IRAD!

BOND  DEATH RECORD INDEX  1878-1915  UIS

BOND  DEATH RECORDS  1878-1915  UIS

CASS DEATH CERTIFICATES (ASHLAND TWP) 1917 1933 UIS 4/0176/02

CASS DEATH CERTIFICATES, STILLBIRTHS (ASHLAND TWP) 1918 1926 UIS 4/0176/04

CASS DEATH RECORD 1878 1900 UIS 4/0315/06

CASS DEATH RECORD INDEX 1878 1917 UIS 4/0315/03

CASS DEATH RECORD, STILLBIRTHS 1878 1898 UIS 4/0315/05

CHRISTIAN DEATH INDEX    1877-1933  UIS

CHRISTIAN DEATH RECORDS  1877-1915 UIS 

FAYETTE BIRTH AND DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877 1917 UIS 4/0225/05

FAYETTE DEATH CERTIFICATES 1878 1920 UIS 4/0179/04

FAYETTE DEATH CERTIFICATES (VANDALIA) 1902 1949 UIS 4/0238/03

FAYETTE DEATH RECORD 1877 1915 UIS 4/0225/09

FAYETTE DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877 1925 UIS 4/0225/08

GREENE  DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877-1901  UIS

GREENE DEATH RECORDS 1877-1901  UIS

JERSEY DEATH RECORD INDEX 1878 1967 UIS 4/0195/01

JERSEY  DEATH RECORD 1878-1900  UIS

JERSEY DEATH RECORD, STILLBIRTHS 1905 1932 UIS 4/0189/03

MACON DEATH RECORD 1877 1918 UIS 4/0296/04

MACON DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877 1922 UIS 4/0296/03

MACON DEATH RECORD, STILLBIRTHS 1878 1902 UIS 4/0296/08

MACOUPIN DEATH RECORD 1877 1901 UIS 4/0309/02

MACOUPIN DEATH RECORD (STAUNTON) 1916 1951 UIS 4/0235/13

MACOUPIN DEATH RECORD (VIRDEN) 1902 1903 UIS 4/0270/05

MACOUPIN DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877 1910 UIS 4/0309/01

MACOUPIN DEATH RECORD, CORONER'S 1911 1918 UIS 4/0235/23

MASON DEATH AND BURIAL PERMIT RECORD (HAVANA) 1910 1917 UIS 4/0233/02

MASON DEATH RECORD 1877 1910 UIS 4/0310/05

MASON DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877 1903 UIS 4/0310/04

MENARD DEATH RECORD 1877 1910 UIS 4/0316/04  (no index)

MONTGOMERY DEATH RECORD 1941 1956 UIS 4/0212/05

MONTGOMERY DEATH RECORD (LITCHFIELD ONLY) 1902-1904, and 1919-1928 UIS 4/0231/02

MORGAN DEATH RECORD 1878 1904 UIS 4/0317/05

MORGAN DEATH RECORD INDEX 1878 1939 UIS 4/0317/04

MORGAN DEATH RECORD, STILLBIRTHS 1878 1922 UIS 4/0317/06

SANGAMON DEATH RECORD (SPRINGFIELD CITY ONLY) 1886-1888 and 1916-1918 UIS 4/0158/04

SCOTT DEATH RECORD 1877 1913 UIS 4/0308/11

SCOTT DEATH RECORD INDEX 1877 1913 UIS 4/0308/1


From the Offices of the following County Clerks in central Illinois:

SANGAMON - their fee of $22.00, plus $6.00

CHRISTIAN -  $20 per death record (certificate if available)


From the LDS microfilmed holdings of Death Records from various other Illinois counties:

The IL State Archives owns several LDS films of Death Records, Registers, and/or Certificates, from 22 counties NOT included above.  For a listing of the county marriage records not shown below, click HERE and that listing will open in a new window.


I can only search and print from the Cook County Deaths Index 1871-1916. For Cook County pre-1916 death records, I highly recommend Cynthia -  at www.chicagogenealogy.com

page updated Jan. 21, 2008