Peoria County Death Records Search (Illinois)

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

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Find Peoria County Death Records

Peoria County Death Records are documents relating to an individual's death in Peoria County, Illinois. These can include Peoria County death certificates, local and Illinois State death registries, and the National Death Index. Death Records are kept by Vital Records Offices or Peoria County Clerk's Offices, which may be run by the state or at the local level.

Learn about Death Records, including:
  • How to search online for Death Records
  • Where to get certified death certificates in Peoria County, IL
  • How to get copies of Death Records
  • What information is part of the death index
  • What genealogists use Peoria County vital records for
Where to get Death Records in Peoria County, Illinois

At the local Peoria County, Illinois State, and national level, death registries and the National Death Index (Social Security Death Index, or SSDI) collect death statistics that are useful for research. Some Death Record databases are only available for vital statistics and are not accessible to the public. Public Death Records and copies of death certificates are available upon request from the Peoria County Clerk's Office.

Peoria County Death Certificates

A Peoria County death certificate is a document signed by an authorized medical professional that contains essential facts about a person's death, such as the time, place, and cause of death. A certified death certificate can help families of the recently deceased with the difficult process of handling legal matters related to the death. For example, a Peoria County death certificate contains important information to place an obituary in a printed newspaper or an online registry of death notices.

What Death Records are used for

Death Records are required to settle financial and legal matters after an individual's death. A certified death certificate, issued by the local Peoria County bureau of vital statistics, may be required by financial institutions to close a deceased person's bank account, to file for life insurance, or to transfer car titles, registrations, and utility accounts. Death certificates are also necessary to settle wills and estates, transfer property in IL, and arrange the deceased person's funeral.

Peoria County Death Records Research

Peoria County Death Records are an important source for family history and genealogical records searching. The Peoria County Clerk and Archives can provide access to Death Records and other vital records indexed in Illinois. Illinois may provide online access to Death Records for individuals who passed away in Illinois. This information is typically limited to the individual's name, death date, and age at death.