Illinois Public Records

In addition to the county vital records departments, the Illinois Department of Public Health manages and archives birth and death records from 1916 and marriage and divorce records from 1962. Birth and death certificates come in two versions, a computer abstract fora fee of $10 a search and $2 each additional copy or a certified exact copy for $15 dollars and $2 each additional copy.

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 East Ridgely Ave.
Springfield, IL 62702-2737

• Birth Records
• Death Records

The state can provide verification of marriages and divorces but does not provide certified copies. Contact the county clerk of court from the county in which the event was filed to receive a certificate. Marriage and divorce verifications cost $5 dollars a search/copy from the Public Health Department.

• Marriage Verification
• Divorce Verification

Adoption Records

The state runs an agency known as the IARMIE (Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange) to help adoptees and birth families exchange information. Medical records can be shared while still being anonymous or participants can volunteer to give full disclosure of contact information. All adoption records are considered confidential information otherwise.

Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange

Property Records

Parcel and property records are maintained by the county assessor's department, treasurers office and GIS/Mapping departments. Information available is property sales, parcel size, owner history and land use information.

Cook County Assessor's Office
DuPage County Parcel Search
Lake County Tax Assessment Map Gallery
Will County Property Search
Kane County Property and Tax Search

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of Illinois

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of Illinois

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 John Mosser Public Library District 106 West Meek Street, Abingdon, Illinois 61410 309-462-3129
2 Addison Public Library 2 Friendship Plaza, Addison, Illinois 60101 630-543-3617
3 Albany Public Library District 302 South Main Street, Albany, Illinois 61230 309-887-4193
4 Albion Public Library 6 North Fourth Street, Albion, Illinois 62806 618-445-3314
5 Mercer Carnegie Public Library District 200 North College Avenue, Aledo, Illinois 61231 309-582-2032
6 Alexis Branch Library 102 West Broadway, Alexis, Illinois 309-482-6109
7 Algonquin Area Public Library District 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, Illinois 60102 847-458-6060
8 Eastgate Branch 115 Eastgate, Algonquin, Illinois 847-658-4343
9 Alsip-Merrionette Park Library District 11960 South Pulaski Road, Alsip, Illinois 60803 708-371-5666
10 Altamont Public Library 121 West Washington Avenue, Altamont, Illinois 62411 618-483-5457
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

217 - Champaign, Illinois 224 - Wauconda, Illinois 309 - Peoria, Illinois 312 - Chicago, Illinois 331 - Elmhurst, Illinois 618 - Belleville, Illinois 630 - Naperville, Illinois 708 - Oak Park, Illinois 773 - Chicago, Illinois 779 - Rockford, Illinois 815 - Rockford, Illinois 847 - Arlington Hts, Illinois 872 - Chicago, Illinois