Ford County Archives

Find Ford County Illinois archives. Archives maintain vital, family, and genealogy records, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.


Champaign County Historical Archive 210 West Green Street Urbana IL 61801 33.5 miles from Ford County 217-367-4025


Kankakee Sheriffs Records Archive 470 East Merchant Street Kankakee IL 60901 40.8 miles from Ford County 815-937-8472

Macon County Sheriffs Records Archive 333 South Franklin Street Decatur IL 62523 64.9 miles from Ford County 217-424-1323

Peoria Poland-China Records Archive 6320 North Sheridan Road Peoria IL 61614 73.1 miles from Ford County 309-691-6301

Pekin Police Records Archive 111 South Capitol Street Pekin IL 61554 74.8 miles from Ford County 309-477-2360

White County Sheriff Records Archive 915 Hanawalt Street Monticello IN 47960 76.8 miles from Ford County 574-583-6962

Peoria County Sheriffs Records Archive 301 North Maxwell Road Peoria IL 61604 77.4 miles from Ford County 309-697-7830

Naperville Police Records Archive 1350 Aurora Avenue Naperville IL 60540 80.7 miles from Ford County 630-420-6197

East Chicago Vital Records Archive 100 West Chicago Avenue East Chicago IN 46312 81.4 miles from Ford County 219-391-8413

Chicago National Archive 7358 South Pulaski Road Chicago IL 60629 84.8 miles from Ford County 773-948-9000

Du Page County Sheriff Records Archive 501 North County Farm Road Wheaton IL 60187 88.0 miles from Ford County 630-682-7659

Chicago Oriental Institute Research Archive 1155 East 58th Street Chicago IL 60637 88.6 miles from Ford County 773-702-9514

Springfield Vital Records Archive 925 East Ridgely Avenue Springfield IL 62702 91.8 miles from Ford County 217-782-6553

Chicago Film Archive 329 West 18th Street Chicago IL 60616 92.3 miles from Ford County 312-243-1808

Springfield Records Archive 800 East Monroe Street Springfield IL 62701 93.0 miles from Ford County 217-788-8337

Springfield Vital Records Archive 300 South 7th Street Springfield IL 62701 93.1 miles from Ford County 217-789-2180

Chicago Police Records Archive 1121 South State Street Chicago IL 60605 93.2 miles from Ford County 312-747-6262

Springfield Records Archive 325 West Adams Street Springfield IL 62704 93.5 miles from Ford County 217-782-5897

Springfield State Archive 400 South Spring Street Springfield IL 62756 93.5 miles from Ford County 217-782-1080

Hancock County Vital Records Archive 605 West Jefferson Street Springfield IL 62702 93.6 miles from Ford County 217-782-6553

About Archives

Are Archives open to the public?

Archives managed by government entities are generally accessible to the public. Many offer regular public hours while others may only be open by appointment. Some Archives may include special collections that restrict access more stringently than general collections. Archives maintained by private organizations may not be accessible by the public.

Can items in an Archive be borrowed in the same way as library items?

No. The public use of an Archive is much more restricted than is typical for items in a public library. Archives often require visitors to register, provide identification, and submit request forms in order to view an item in the collection. In addition, most Archives have detailed usage guidelines in place to prevent theft or loss of Archive materials.

Do Archives accept donated materials?

Yes, many Archives are interested in accepting materials of enduring historical value. Archivists will evaluate potential donations to ensure that they meet the Archive's standards. Archives will typically require that a deed of gift be signed that legally documents the transfer of ownership of the donated materials.