I have an ancestor who was born supposedly in Fairview , Fulton County, Illinois.
The trouble is he was born January 29, 1856. How can I obtain his birth records? I checked the Illinois vital records office and they don't keep records back that far and neither does the county of Fulton. So, I am stuck.
If I can verify John's mother than it may be possible to get his parnets marriage records. Which would be the icing on the cake so to speak.
It is possible that John Monroe White's parents are
John M. White and Elizabeth Rist married January 26,1843 in Fulton County, Illinois.
John M.'s second wife may have been Mary Boyd married in January 25, 1857 in Fulton County, Illinois.
On the 1880 census it is John M. White with wife Mary and boys John M. White, Silas White, George White, and Samuel White.
If anyone can help me locate or point me in the direction of obtaining John Monroe's birth certificate then I can make the connection with his parents (I hope!).