Genealogy Information

Grundy County Genealogy Indexes are available for public viewing. They are as follows:

  • Births 1877 thru 1915 – To be available to the public for genealogy the birth record must be 75 years or older.
  • Deaths – 1878 thru 1917 – The death record must be 20 years or older.
  • Marriages – 1841 thru 1915 – The marriages have no date restriction, however a marriage must be 50 years or older to obtain the vital statistical information given on the back side of the license unless you are the bride or the groom.
  • Marriages dating 1832 thru 1841 are located in the LaSalle County Clerk’s Office.

IN PERSON SEARCH:

If a genealogy searcher finds anything in the indexes, they may obtain a copy of that record for a $3.00 fee.

MAIL REQUEST SEARCH:

If the search is completed by mail request the fee is $9.00.
Click here for Genealogy Application for Search of Vital Records. (printable application)

Any search, either in person or by mail, that is done after the above years, a fee of $9.00 is charged whether the record is found or not. If a search is done and the record is not found you will still be charged the search fee and a form returned stating that we could not find it in our records.

All copies issued will be stamped “FOR GENEALOGICAL PURPOSES ONLY”.

When you are requesting a search the more information you can provide on the person you are searching, the more successful the search we can perform.

If requesting a copy by mail, click here for Genealogy Application for Search of Vital Records to print out a form. Return application with appropriate fee (check or money order payable to Grundy County Clerk) to:

Grundy County Clerk & Recorder
Genealogy Room 10
111 E Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450

Genealogy Search Hours: Monday thru Friday
8:00 am to 12 Noon
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Any questions:
Phone: 815-941-3368 ask for Genealogy
E-Mail: mdaugherty@grundyco.org

If you have no access to a printer – please include all information as indicated in the Genealogy Application for Search of Vital Records form.

 

Additional Sites to Help in Searching:

Click here to go to Illinois Vital Recods Site

Click here to visit The USGenWeb Project

Click here to search the Illinois State Archives

 

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