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Illinois Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. Illinois marriage records post 1962 can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Illinois State Archives have records for marriages that occurred between 1763 and 1900, which is perfect for lots of genealogy research questions. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Illinois Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
12,563,901

 
Under 18:
3,159,199

 
Over 65:
1,781,548

 
Employed:
7,747,601

 
Land in Square Miles:
55,583.58

 
Acres of Farms:
27,833,310

 
Births:
179,020

 
Deaths:
103,974

 
Infant Deaths:
1,206

 
 
Murder:
790

 
Forcible Rape:
4,118

 
Robbery:
24,054

 
Assault:
38,818

 
Total Violent Crime:
67,780

 
Burglary:
78,968

 
Larceny \ Theft:
266,815

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
32,572

 
Total Property Crime:
378,355

 
Illinois Marriage Records Locations
Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Phone:
217-782-6554