The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records offers 2 types of copies of death certificates. A certified copy is suitable for legal purposes (e.g., to settle an estate, to claim a will or for insurance purposes) and the uncertified copy is for genealogical purposes. Obtain a Death Certificate
Enter at least the first two letters of the surname of the decedent and select the name of a county from the drop-down option box to return a list of deaths for the name you entered from a particular county. Work in Progress The creation of Illinois Statewide Death index is an ongoing project of the Illinois State Archives.
Illinois Death Certificates Database, 1916-1950 Illinois State Archives Entering Search Criteria Enter the decedent's last name or the decedent's last name in combination with the first name or the first name and middle name or initial in the appropriate search fields.
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Resources List of County Clerks VitalChek Network Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916 - 1950 Vital Records Data Request Fees Costs/Fees Valid Government Issued Photo I.D. Forms Application for Illinois Death Record Laws & Rules Vital Records Act Vital Records Code
May 11, 2023 · STEP ONE: Find Death Information For deaths that exist during the time period, try the following databases. Try each link. STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate Part A: You know the exact date of death With an exact date of death (from your records or the index above), you can order a copy of the death record for a fee from the following locations:
The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Under state law, you may legally obtain a copy of a death certificate if you are a relative or can prove a financial interest in an individual's death. County Clerk - Death Certificates Quick Links Agencies County Clerk Services