Marriage Records

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Tazewell County
Marriage Records

Marriage Records

Note: All prices quoted below were correct on 24 March 2014 but are subject to change.

Tazewell County did not start recording marriages until 1827.

In cooperation with the Illinois State Genealogical Society, the Illinois State Archives is developing an online database for all Illinois marriages occurring prior to 1901.  The index currently includes Tazewell County marriages from 18271900.   A list of counties with corresponding date spans included in the marriage index is available.   Or, search the marriage index now.

The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society has published indexed transcriptions for all Tazewell County marriages from 1827 - 1897.   These indexes may be consulted and/or purchased at our library or by mail order.  Or, we can research them for you for a small fee.

1827 - 1922

Recording of marriages has been required since Tazewell County was formed in 1827.  Therefore, the Tazewell County marriage records are fairly complete.  However, records prior to 1878 only contain the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, and the name of the officiate.

Only the Tazewell County Clerk's office recorded marriages during this period.  However, Tazewell County has placed copies of the 1827 - 1922 marriage records into the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system.

The Tazewell County Clerk charges $5.00 for a document search - whether a record is found or not.

If the document prior to 1916 is found, an uncertified copy can be issued at no further cost.

If a certified copy is desired (only certified copies are available for marriages after 1915), the fee will increase to $14.00 for the first copy and $11 for each additional copy.  Check out  how to order a certificate search from the Tazewell County Clerk's office for the latest prices.

Other than minor photocopy fees, IRAD does not charge to access these records.  Here's how to make a request from IRAD.

1922 - 1961

Marriage records for this period are only available from the Tazewell County Clerk's office.

The Tazewell County Clerk charges $5.00 for a document search - whether a record is found or not.

If the document is found, the fee will increase to $14.00 for the first certified copy and $11 for each additional copy.  Only certified copies are available for marriages after 1915.  Check out  how to order a certificate search from the Tazewell County Clerk's office for the latest prices.

1962 - Present

Marriage records for this period were recorded at both the county and state level.

The Tazewell County Clerk charges $5.00 for a document search - whether a record is found or not.

If the document is found, the fee will increase to $14.00 for the first certified copy and $11 for each additional copy.  Only certified copies are available for marriages after 1915.  Check out  how to order a certificate search from the Tazewell County Clerk's office for the latest prices.

The Illinois Department of Health, Division of Vital records charges $5.00 for a verification of a marriage. Please note this is only a verification of the facts of the marriage rather than a copy of the original record. Here's how to order a marriage verification from the Illinois Department of Health.

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