Marriages, Divorces, Macoupin County IL
Macoupin County IL
Local Level Marriage Certificate Requests
County Clerk, Macoupin County Courthouse, Carlinville, IL 62626, Phone 217-854-3214, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Genealogy copies - marriage certificates for years 1829-1963 (50 years or older) - $5.00
Certified copies all marriage certificates - $15.00
State Level Marriage Certificate Requests
IRAD is cheap if you can find the
marriage record there and don't need the marriage certificate. Ten
cents each. Minimum is $1.00 so get 10 copies or copies of otherd or same certs.
For records 1829-1877 the records are sufficient because they only
have basic info on the certificate such as names, date, marriage
performed by, under age consents.
Certificates after 1877 contain all the information about
the bride and groom.
IRAD Holdings for Macoupin County
||MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS
||MARRIAGE RECORD INDEX
What is on
a marriage record for different years.
University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)/Illinois Regional
Archives Depository (IRAD) has a list of marriage record types
and what they have on them:
State Level Marriage information
from January 1962
- Marriage Certificates are given to the couple after
the ceremony is completed. these are usually identical copies
of the license.
- Marriage Record/Registers Before 1877 usually contain
the names of the marriage bride and groom, date of license,
where the couple lived, by whom the marriage was performed and
the date of the marriage return.
- Marriage Record/Registers After 1877 may include the name
of the bride and groom parents names, including mothers'
maiden names, number of marriages for the bride and groom,
where they were born, age at next birthday, where they are
living, occupation, race, names of witnesses, and where the
ceremony was performed.
- Marriage License Applications usually contain the names of
the marriage couple, date of the license, where the couple
lived, and their ages. Later applications may contain the
couple's occupations and parents' names.
- Marriage Licenses Before 1877 usually contain the names of
the couple, the date of the license, the name of the county
clerk, the name of the person who performed the ceremony, and
where it was performed.
- Marriage Licenses After 1877 usually contain the additional
information of occupation, parents' names, where the bride and
groom were born, and where they were living.
- Marriage Index only contains the name of the bride and
groom and a Volume and page number.
Local Level Requests for Divorce Information
Write to Linda Kmiecik at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 18310 Blackhawk Drive, Girard, IL 62640-8603, giving
approximate year and the names of the two parties. The requester
should provide information on whether copies of every page are being
requested, or just the complaint and the final
order for the actual
divorce. She will do a search to find the file and determine how
many pages there are and notify the requester what the cost will be. A
requester may still send such a request to the Circuit Clerk's office,
but Linda will eventually pick up that request for responding.
Circuit Clerk’s Office, Macoupin County Courthouse, Carlinville, IL 62626, Phone 217-854-3211, Monday – Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
State Level Requests for Divorce information from January 1962
of Information Act for IL
Offices Information for all Illinois counties
Database: Marriages through 1850
Carlinville Public Library
also has this marriage index on microfilm.
Lookup by a volunteer for:
1900 - more information than just names
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