Illinois Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Illinois, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials
Collection years 1820-1964
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1820 to 1964. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Information on death and burial records may include:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The date and place of death
  • The names of relatives
  • The name of the cemetery

Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Illinois Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death or burial

The residence of your ancestor at the time of their death

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death or burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the death date along with the place of death to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records
  • Search for vital records, such as births and marriages

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Illinois, Deaths and Burials 1820-1964." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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