Online Illinois Death Records Indexes and Obituaries
Illinois Death Records Indexes, Obituaries and Cemeteries by County
- Illinois Newspaper Obituaries Archive includes recent obituaries for over 200 Illinois newspapers, mostly from the 2000s, but some date back to the 1980s & 1990s (requires payment for full results - you can obtain online copies of individual obituaries for a fee)
- Southern Illinois Obituaries (Alexander, Pulaski and Union Counties) includes obituaries and death notices from: Cairo, Illinois Newspapers 1848-1908 (Alexander County); Pulaski County Newspapers 1857-1930; and the Jonesboro Gazette 1858-1939 (Union County)
Ordering Illinois Vital Records
- Adams County...
- Alexander County - see Southern Illinois Obituaries above
- Aurora - see the Kane County section below
- Boone County: Ida Public Library Genealogy Indexes includes Belvidere newspaper obituary index, Boone County death certificate indexes 1877-1955, and other items
- Brown County: Index to Cemetery Burials 1825-1972
- Carroll County Genealogy Search - Estate Records includes digitized copies of some estate files
- Cass County Deaths 1878-1915
- Champaign County
Historical and Genealogical Index indexes some obituaries, death notices and other records
- Christian County: Oak Hill Cemetery Burials (Taylorville)
- Clinton County GenWeb Genealogy Website includes Deaths December 1877-1950, St. Dominic's Catholic Church Death Records 1858-1927 (in Breese, Illinois), cemetery listings, and other indexes
- Clinton County Wills Index (not complete)
- Coles County: City of Mattoon Death Certificate registers Index 1899-1918
- Coles County: Dodge Grove Cemetery Records (Mattoon, Illinois)
- Cook County and Chicago...
- The Cook County section has moved to its own webpage...
- Cumberland County Cemetery Burials from the Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society
- DeKalb County Online Genealogy Search indexes birth certificates (75 years or older), marriage licenses (50 years or older), death certificates (20 years or older) and naturalization certificates (100 years or older). Requires free registration. You can order copies of the records for a fee.
- DeKalb County Cemeteries and Genealogy Indexes
- DeWitt County GenWeb Site - includes a Death Index 1878-1917 and other indexes
- DeWitt County Coroner's Inquest Files Index 1924-1977
- DuPage County...
- Elgin - see the Kane County section below
- Grundy County: Obituary and Cemetery Indexes includes an obituary and death notice index from the Coal City Courant and other sources, and an index to the cemeteries of southern Will and Grundy Counties; from the Coal City Public Library District
- Grundy County Cemeteries
- Iroquois County Databases (includes death, cemetery & probate indexes, plus many others)
- Jackson County Probate Index
- Jackson County: St. Andrew Catholic Cemetery Burials
- Joliet - see the Will County section below
- Kane County...
- Kankakee County...
- Knox County: Galesburg Public Library Birth, Obituary, and Wedding Index, 2006-recent from the Register Mail newspaper
- Lake County...
- LaSalle County Genealogy Guild Record Search includes indexes for some obituaries, probate records and others
- Lee County: Dixon Telegraph Newspaper Index 1851-1947 not complete
- Livingston County Probate case files Index 1837-1958
- Logan County Cemeteries
- Logan County Cemetery Surname Index PDF file; from the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society
- Macon County: Decatur Public Library Herald and Review Obituary Database for the Decatur Daily Review from 1878-1931, the Evening Review from 1931-1980, and the Herald and Review from 1980 to present. Look for the Local History tab when you get there.
- Macon County Death Index December 1877-1915 is included in the Illinois State Archives Pre-1916 index listed above
- Macoupin County Coroner's Inquest Files Index 1835-1928
- Macoupin County GenWeb Site - includes cemeteries and more
- Madison County...
- McDonough County Probate Case Files Index 1833-1925
- McHenry County...
- McLean County...
- Menard County Deaths 1877-1910
- Menard County Cemetery Records
- Montgomery County Historical Society - Genealogy Research Databases includes death certificate index 1877-1950; obituary index 1980-2008; cemetery burials index and more
- Ogle County (and nearby): Polo Area Cemetery Records of Ogle, Lee, Carroll and Whiteside Counties
- Ogle County: Byron
Obituary Listing, 1874-2000
- Peoria County Cemeteries
- Peoria County Probate case files Index 1825-1887
- Pike County Cemeteries
- Pulaski County - see Southern Illinois Obituaries above
- Rock Island County...
- St. Clair County...
- Sangamon County (includes Springfield)...
- Schuyler County Genealogy Records includes some death records and cemeteries
- Tazewell County: Pekin Times Obituary Search from the Pekin Public Library
- Union County - see Southern Illinois Obituaries above
- Urbana - See Champaign County above
- Vermilion County...
- Washington County Records includes obituaries 1998-early 21st century, cemetery listings and early probate records (pre-1910)
- Wayne County Coroner's Inquest Record Index 1888-1960
- Whiteside County: Sterling Daily Gazette Index from the Sterling Public Library includes obituaries
- Whiteside County: Tampico Area Historical Society Obituary and Cemetery Indexes
- Will County...
- Winnebago County...
- Woodford County: Prairie District Library Obituaries, 1887-2000