Chicago Vital Records

FamilySearch.org has once again expanded their online collections of Illinois vital records. The “Illinois, Cook County, Deaths” collection now includes Chicago deaths from 1959-1994. The “Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates” collection indicates that it now includes births from 1878 -1938; however this is still a work in process. Be sure to check back if you don’t find the names you’re searching for.

Other collections in process include:

  • “US, Illinois, Chicago—Archdiocese Cemetery Records, 1864–1989” (indexed 18%, arbitrated 17%)
  • “US, Illinois, Chicago—Catholic Church Records, 1833–1910” [Part A] (partly searchable; indexed 50%, arbitrated 50%
  • “US, Illinois—Obituaries, 1980–2014” (indexed 99%, arbitrated 99%)

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