Effingham County Vital Records Search (Illinois)

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Effingham County Birth Certificates http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records/birth-records/obtain-birth-certificate View Effingham County, Illinois birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

Effingham County Clerk and Recorder Vital Records http://www.co.effingham.il.us/clerk-recorder/vital-records View Effingham County Clerk and Recorder general information page, including phone number, and address.

Effingham County Clerk and Recorder Website http://www.co.effingham.il.us/clerk-recorder View Effingham County Clerk and Recorder general information page, including phone number, and address.

Effingham County Death Certificates & Records http://www.co.effingham.il.us/clerk-recorder/vital-records/death-records Find Effingham County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Effingham County Genealogy Records http://genealogytrails.com/ill/effingham/ View Effingham County genealogical records, including biographies, obituaries, marriages and births.

Effingham County Marriage Certificates & Records http://www.co.effingham.il.us/clerk-recorder/vital-records/marriage-records View Effingham County, Illinois marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests.

Find Effingham County Vital Records

Effingham County Vital Records are documents related to birth, death, marriage, and other milestones in a person's life that are recorded by the government in Effingham County, Illinois. A number of government agencies maintain Vital Records at the Illinois State or Effingham County level, and certain documents may also be housed by the National Archives. The most common forms of Effingham County Vital Records include birth and death records, records of marriage and domestic partnerships, and divorce records. These public records all document a person's life, and they may be required for a range of legal purposes.

Learn about Vital Records, including:
  • Where to get Effingham County Vital Records online
  • Which public records are considered Vital Records
  • How to get certified copies of public records
  • What Effingham County records are available to the public
  • Which records are important to genealogists
How to get Vital Records in Effingham County, IL

Effingham County Vital Records are available to the public upon request from a variety of Effingham County, Illinois state, and federal government offices. The Effingham County Clerk's office, or Effingham County Vital Records Office may provide a variety of vital records, including Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and Divorce Decrees. Many of these records are considered Effingham County public records and as such, certified copies may be requested for a fee by members of the public.

Effingham County Birth Records

An Effingham County birth certificate is a Vital Record that confirms a person's full, legal birth name, birth date, and location of birth. Birth certificates also contain information about an individual's parents. These records are required to access various government services, including applying for a passport, a marriage certificate, or a Social Security number.

Effingham County Death Records

Effingham County death certificates contain details about an individual's death, including the date of death, the location, and in some cases, the cause of death. The death certificate may also list the Effingham County authority that confirmed the death. These records may be part of the Illinois death index. These records are required to settle estates and wills, for insurance purposes, and to handle other legal matters after a person's death.

Effingham County Marriage Records

Effingham County marriage certificates and domestic partnership records confirm that the union between two individuals is recognized by Illinois. These documents include personal information on each member of the couple, including names, dates of birth, and the date of the union. These Effingham County public records are required for legal name changes and to apply for certain spousal benefits.

Effingham County Divorce Records

Effingham County divorce decrees, or divorce certificates, legally confirm that a couple has dissolved their marriage. The divorce decree or divorce certificate is required for legal proceedings after the divorce, including financial and property settlements, alimony filings, and orders for child custody.

Effingham County Genealogy Records

Vital Records are important for many legal actions, such as applying for a passport or legally changing your name. They are also useful for Effingham County genealogists, historians, and sociologists who can use Vital Records to trace a family history and ancestry, understand historical birth or death trends, and answer other research questions.