Illinois Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Illinois, 
United States
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Location of Illinois
Record Description
Record Type Vital records
Collection years 1749-1999
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an 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.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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