You might want to order a "Birth Index" first, to see if the name is listed.If not listed, no record exists, as record keeping in Illinois was not "mandatory"until 1916.If the name is on the index, then a record exists. Then, you can purchase the record.It's best to see if a record exists before ordering it, or the state will keep your money as a search fee, for something that does not exitst. (Even If the state has no record, the church the person belonged to may have one).
For an Index, write to the address below.They have both birth and death index lists, dated 1871 - 1916, and also 1916 - 1947.
Illinois State Archives Margaret Cross Norton Building Capitol Complex Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone: (217) 785-1266 -------------------- You can also check to see what other Warren Co. records exits, by going to this site, and typing in the county name.They charge $1 for a search of two records, and you can order from address below.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) University Library Western Illinois University 1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455 Telephone: (309) 298-2716
Check the databases at the Illinois State Archives site: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.htmlhttp://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html If you do a global search, you must put a comma after the surname, even if you list no first name. ------------------ You might also like to check to see if the County Clerk may have old records:
Warren County Courthouse 100 West Broadway Monmouth, IL 61462 Telephone: (309) 734-8592 -----------------
For Vital Records (birth, marriage, death) from "Any County" in Illinois, write to: http://vitalrec.com/il.htmlhttp://vitalrec.com/il.html
Illinois Dept. of Public Health Division of Vital Records 605 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, Il. 62702-5097 ph # 217-782-6553 --------------------
For a "FREE" copy of an Illinois death certificate, but only from the years 1916 to 1943, (but you can only request two items at a time & they may charge $1 copy fee for the two requests. And it may take up to 6 weeks for them to fill the request). Write to:
Illinois State Archives Margaret Cross Norton Building Capitol Complex Springfield, IL 62756 1-217-782-3556 --------------------