Illinois Death Records Search

Perform a free Illinois public death records search, including death certificates, death indexes, deceased records, death registers & registries, obituaries, and death notices.


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City of Marion Cemetery Website View City of Marion Cemetery webpage including list of services and sponsors.

Eureka Public Library District Library Database View Eureka Public Library District database list, including fiction, education, genealogy, legal and children's books.

Illinois County Clerk and Recorder County Records Search Illinois County Clerk and Recorder public records database by deed and mortgage indexes and images.

Illinois Department of Public Health Vital Records View Illinois Department of Public Health birth, death and other records information, including genealogy and adoption information.

Illinois Obituaries Search Illinois obituaries by last name, first name, event date and keyword.

Illinois Secretary of State Archives View Illinois Secretary of State archives databases list, including veterans, vital records, universities and regional depositories.

Illinois State Death Certificates & Records Find Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Office of The Illinois Secretary of State Death Records Search Office of the Illinois Secretary of State death certificates database by last name, first name and middle name.

Recims Rockton County Illinois Cemetery Map Burial Records Search Rockton Township Cemetery Map Tool by last name to find burial locations and plot ownership locations.

Whiteside County Clerk Website View Whiteside County Clerk website for general information including contact information, news and links to other services.

Whiteside County Death Certificates & Records Find Whiteside County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Will County Clerk's Office Vital Records View Will County Clerk's Office certificates and licenses, including marriage licenses, birth, death, marriage and civil union certificates.

Will County Death Certificates & Records Find Will County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Williamson County Clerk and Recorder Website View Williamson County Clerk and Recorder home page, including hours, phone number, and address.

Williamson County Death Certificates & Records Find Williamson County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Winnebago County Clerk Marriage Applications View Winnebago County Clerk marriage and civil union licenses, including requirements and fees.

Winnebago County Death Certificates & Records Find Winnebago County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Winnebago County Genealogy Records View Winnebago County genealogical records, including obituaries, birth records and biographies.

Woodford County Clerk and Recorder Website View Woodford County Clerk and Recorder home page, including hours, phone number, and address.

Woodford County Death Certificates & Records Find Woodford County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Find Illinois Death Records

Illinois Death Records provide information relating to a person's death in Illinois. Death Records include information from Illinois and Federal death registries and indexes, including the National Death Index. Illinois Vital Records Offices, County Clerks, and the Illinois Health Department maintain Death Records.

Find Illinois Death Records, including:
  • Illinois Death Records online for free
  • Certified death certificates
  • Copies of death certificates and records
  • Illinois death index documents
  • Genealogical records
Find Death Records in Illinois

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) collects death statistics on a national level, while local Illinois government offices maintain their own death registries. These Death Records databases provide useful vital statistics for researchers. County and City Clerks in Illinois make Death Records available to the general public and may provide death certificates upon request.

Where to find Illinois Death Certificates

Illinois death certificates are documents signed by authorized medical professionals that contain information related to a person's death including the time, place, and cause of death. Certified death certificates are essential documents for legal matters following an individual's death. Death certificates can be obtained from Illinois Clerks, Health Departments, and from the Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner.

What Death Certificates are used for

Certified death certificates issued by local Illinois government offices help families of the deceased settle and resolve financial and legal matters. Death Records are an important part of facilitating transfers of financial accounts and resolving estate matters in Illinois. Transfers of bank accounts, collecting life insurance policies, real and personal property titles and utility accounts all require Illinois Death Records.

Illinois Genealogy

Genealogists and family researchers use Illinois vital records to trace family roots. Clerks and Archival Offices in Illinois provide public records access to Death Records including the deceased's full name, date and age at death.


Death Records Search in Illinois