Madison County Vital Records Search (Illinois)

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Edwardsville Public Library Database http://www.edwardsvillelibrary.org/index.php Search Edwardsville Public Library reference database using keyword, title or author's name.

Madison County Birth Certificates https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/vital_records/birth_certificates.php View Madison County, Illinois birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

Madison County Clerk Genealogy Records http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/vital_records/genealogy_research.php View Madison County Clerk genealogy website for general information, contact information, office hours and links to other services.

Madison County Clerk Website http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/index.php View Madison County Clerk website for general information including contact information, office hours and links to other services.

Madison County Clerk's Office Vital Records http://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/vital_records/index.php View Madison County Clerk's Office vital records information including links on how to request for records.

Madison County Death Certificates & Records https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/vital_records/death_certificates.php Find Madison County, Illinois death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Madison County Marriage Certificates & Records https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/vital_records/marriage_licenses.php View Madison County, Illinois marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests.

Madison County Vital Records https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/county_clerk/vital_records/index.php View Madison County, Illinois vital records information, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificate copy requests, related fees, and identification requirements.

Find Madison County Vital Records

Madison 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 Madison County, Illinois. A number of government agencies maintain Vital Records at the Illinois State or Madison County level, and certain documents may also be housed by the National Archives. The most common forms of Madison 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 Madison County Vital Records online
  • Which public records are considered Vital Records
  • How to get certified copies of public records
  • What Madison County records are available to the public
  • Which records are important to genealogists
How to get Vital Records in Madison County, IL

Madison County Vital Records are available to the public upon request from a variety of Madison County, Illinois state, and federal government offices. The Madison County Clerk's office, or Madison 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 Madison County public records and as such, certified copies may be requested for a fee by members of the public.

Madison County Birth Records

A Madison 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.

Madison County Death Records

Madison 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 Madison 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.

Madison County Marriage Records

Madison 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 Madison County public records are required for legal name changes and to apply for certain spousal benefits.

Madison County Divorce Records

Madison 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.

Madison 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 Madison 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.