Illinois Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
What is in the 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.
A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Illinois Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records) For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).
How Do I Search This Collection?
To search the collection it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate date of death or burial
The residence of your ancestor at the time of their death
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s birth 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 Who 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
I Can't Find Who 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.
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
|Don't overlook items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. This can help you locate additional records to search for information on your family.|
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Illinois, Deaths and Burials 1820-1964." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed Monday, February 20, 2017. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
|The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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