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Illinois Birth Records

 

Illinois Birth records provide a record of some of the most important events in our lives .

Illinois Birth records represent one of the key primary sources for family information, typically being issued within days of a birth and containing the parents' names at a minimum. Many times they contain additional parental details including places of birth, ages, and number of children. Prior to children being born in hospitals, home addresses were noted which is an important fact to understanding where they lived.

Illinois Birth records usually show the name of the child, gender, date and place born, parents' names, and sometimes other data, such as parents' birthplaces .

Official birth certificates were not issued by most states until 1910 or later

Here are some links to Illinois birth records and birth record databases and information on how to obtain a copy of a Illinois birth certificate.

Illinois Birth Records

Illinois Birth Certificates how to obtain an Illinois birth certificate from Illinois Department of Public Health. State office has records since January 1916. Births before January 1, 1916 are recorded only in the office of the county clerk where the event occurred. Most county clerks have indexes to the records that are prior to 1916 that are available for the purpose of genealogical research.

List of County Vital Records Web sites or County Clerk Addresses

Carroll County

Carroll County Birth Certificates Index 1877–1913

Champaign County

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church - Baptism Record Extractions 1874 - 1927 extractions of church records relating to immigrants from Europe

Champaign, Illinois Newspaper Index, 1892 a collection of records originally published in the Champaign Daily Gazette and includes birth, marriage, and death notices

Douglas and Moultrie County

Arthur Village Local Registrar's Birth Certificates Index 1868–1925

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Illinois Obituary Records enter your Illinois ancestor or family member's name to search the world's largest newspaper archive; over 12 million newspaper pages
Illinois Birth Records
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Illinois Death Records

 

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