Illinois Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 18:11, 6 April 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1800-1974 Marriages, 1806-1987 Deaths and Burials, 1820-1964
Adams 2,098 902 0
Alexander 7,972 14,338 0
Bond 5,616 15,125 0
Boone 3,721 15,243 1
Brown 2,192 15,261 0
Bureau 113 0 0
Calhoun 4,942 5,100 0
Carroll 0 0 0
Cass 12,432 11,199 2
Champaign 8,952 15,333 8,118
Christian 16,540 24,050 2
Clark 19,606 13,539 1
Clay 6,716 14,787 4,709
Clinton 7,042 14,263 5,777
Coles 3,386 14,645 0
Cook 620,799 35,706 537,253
Crawford 7,663 6,110 0
Cumberland 0 0 5
De Witt 1,615 6,891 0
DeKalb 0 409 0
Douglas 4,667 201 0
DuPage 0 7,257 6
Edgar 10,687 29,890 0
Edwards 4,605 13,129 0
Effingham 2,201 10,816 3,325
Fayette 0 0 9
Ford 0 5,763 0
Franklin 8,822 20,116 0
Fulton 0 0 26
Gallatin 0 4,662 0
Greene 1,194 10,488 2
Grundy 3,630 6,282 0
Hamilton 0 0 0
Hancock 25,111 26,251 0
Hardin 2,685 3,218 0
Henderson 1,735 3,927 0
Henry 14,478 18,568 0
Illinois 961,954 728,232 4,313,794
Iroquois 12,930 9,691 0
Jackson 13,459 25,892 0
Jasper 4,977 6,821 0
Jefferson 19,850 16,669 3,495
Jersey 4,495 17,697 0
Jo Daviess 5,235 34,936 0
Johnson 5,384 10,913 0
Kane 23,458 37,445 2
Kankakee 12,310 10,547 7
Kendall 3,039 6,009 0
Knox 7,533 36,873 0
Lake 7,718 12,828 8
LaSalle 64,479 67,886 0
Lawrence 0 3,665 0
Lee 0 0 2
Livingston 16,795 19,324 0
Logan 0 0 0
Macon 12,663 6,473 2
Macoupin 13,369 14,438 2
Madison 10,082 0 10
Marion 7,133 9,671 7,707
Marshall 0 0 0
Mason 4,531 302 7
Massac 12,457 7,818 0
McDonough 0 0 0
McHenry 4,663 13,530 2
McLean 16,789 28,887 2
Menard 6,603 9,279 0
Mercer 0 0 0
Monroe 11,264 11,071 4,323
Montgomery 0 6,989 4
Morgan 9,705 39,675 0
Moultrie 4,434 7,791 0
Ogle 0 12,530 1
Peoria 122 4,765 1
Perry 0 4,229 0
Piatt 2,523 0 0
Pike 5,842 13,016 0
Pope 4,786 5,618 0
Pulaski 8,551 0 0
Putnam 0 0 0
Randolph 9,807 11,758 0
Richland 0 0 0
Rock Island 18,474 29,287 0
Saline 13,268 2,318 0
Sangamon 6,110 0 0
Schuyler 2,679 14,910 0
Scott 2,758 2,658 0
Shelby 1,859 12,735 5,497
St. Clair 4,777 0 0
Stark 1,487 43,283 3
Stephenson 0 0 0
Tazewell 0 0 0
Union 14,214 8,025 0
Vermilion 5,409 0 0
Wabash 0 44,073 0
Warren 6,555 0 0
Washington 0 7,364 0
Wayne 0 261 0
White 21,422 0 0
Whiteside 0 22,387 0
Will 0 0 264
Williamson 9,427 0 2
Winnebago 1,348 11,594 1
Woodford 0 0 2
Total 2,229,947 1,835,632 4,894,374

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Illinois. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Illinois.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here. 

Related Wiki Articles

 Illinois Vital Records

Contributions to this Article

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. Illinois Births and Christenings, 1800-1974. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Citations Examples for Records Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections

The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.

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