Clinton County Birth Records Search (Illinois)

Perform a free Clinton County, IL public birth records search, including birth certificates, birth indexes, birth databases, and birth dates.

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Clinton County Adoption Records View Clinton County, Illinois adoption information, including guidelines for requesting adoption records, adoption fees, foreign and domestic adoption.

Clinton County Birth Certificates View Clinton County, Illinois birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

Clinton County Genealogy Records View Clinton County genealogy records, including welcome message and county history.

Find Clinton County Birth Records

Clinton County Birth Records are documents relating to an individual's birth in Clinton County, Illinois. These can include Clinton County birth certificates, birth indexes, and birth databases. Some states may also have paternity registries and affidavits of parentage for children born to single parents. Birth Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or the Clinton County Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the Illinois state government or at the local Clinton County level.

Learn about Birth Records, including:
  • Where to get free Birth Records online
  • How to access the Illinois birth index
  • What information is included in birth databases
  • How to get certified copies of Clinton County birth certificates
  • What birth records are used for
Search Public Birth Records in Clinton County, IL

Clinton County Birth Records may be considered public records. Illinois may be part of what is known as "open record" states, where all birth records are considered public information. Other states restrict access to birth certificates, which can only be requested by the individual named in the birth record, the parents listed in the record, or the legal guardian or legal representative of the child. Birth records commonly become public documents after a waiting period, which may be more than 100 years.

Clinton County Birth Certificates

A Clinton County birth certificate lists the baby's name, date of birth, location of birth, and the names of both parents. Some birth certificates also include the time of birth and the delivering doctor. A birth index stores public records of births in the Illinois, typically listing the individual's full name, date of birth, gender, county of birth, and sometimes the mother's maiden name. A birth database includes data on local Clinton County births, often categorized by year, demographic categories, and health categories. Birth databases do not include personally identifying information.

Certified Birth Records

Birth Records are required to access various Clinton County government services. Certified birth certificates are required to order official passports, marriage certificates, and Social Security numbers. They may also be necessary to prove citizenship in order to receive veteran's benefits or other government services.

Clinton County Genealogy Research

Clinton County Birth Records are important sources for family history and genealogical research. Some locations in the United States have birth certificates that date back to 1630. Clinton County birth databases can also be used to analyze health outcomes for infants and mothers, delivery methods, and other information useful for public health purposes.