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• 1820s-1940s: Illinois Birth Collections at FamilySearch
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Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940
Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940
Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925



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Marriage

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• 1800s-1980s: Illinois Marriage Collections at FamilySearch
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Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935
Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985
Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889
Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940
Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925
United States Western States Marriage Index



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• 1587-1959: United States Marriages, Illinois at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1870s-2000s: Illinois Death Collections at FamilySearch
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Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Illinois Cemetery Transcriptions, 1853-2009
Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880
Illinois Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974
Illinois, Adams County, Card Index to Deaths, 1877-1990
Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989
Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925
Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994
Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index, 1885-2002
Illinois, Cook County, Obituaries, ca. 1970-1990
Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections, 1879-2007
Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981
Illinois, Stephenson County, Cedarville Cemetery Record, 1850-2007
Illinois, Stephenson County, Lena Park Cemetery Transcriptions, 1854-1983
Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times", 1914-2007
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index



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• Pre-1916: Illinois Statewide Death Index at the Illinois State Archives



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