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 1848-1905 (Alexander County); Pulaski County Newspapers 1905-1925; and the Jonesboro Gazette 1858-1939 (Union County)
Ordering Illinois Vital Records
- Adams County: Quincy Public Library Historical Newspaper Archive 1835-1919
- Adams County: Greenmount Cemetery Burials in Quincy, IL (not complete)
- Alexander County - see Southern Illinois Obituaries above
- Boone County Cemeteries
- Boone County Historical Society Museum Obituary Search
- Brown County: Index to Cemetery Burials 1825-1972
- 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...
- 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...
- Hamilton County: McLeansboro Obituaries 1996-2001
- Iroquois County Databases (includes death, cemetery & probate indexes, plus many others)
- Jackson County Probate Index
- Joliet - see the Will County section below
- Kane County...
- Kankakee County...
- 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
- 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 Probate Record Index 1834-1934
- Mclean County Will Record Index 1838-1940
- 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
- Peoria County Cemeteries
- Peoria County Probate case files Index 1825-1887
- 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