Macoupin County IL Archives Research by Mail
Macoupin County Illinois Archives Research by
Volunteer Director Linda Kmiecik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RESEARCH BY MAIL PROCEDURES
Important, please read: The county courthouse still has all
the records they have always had and copies of those records are
available from the courthouse; you must write to them as usual
for births, marriages, deaths, land records, and probate.
We are archives volunteers working with records that were
previously unavailable, records which were stored in the dome
and the basement of the courthouse and moved by volunteers to a
building bought by the county for the old records.
Fees: $10.00 per hour for
research services, with a 2-hour deposit of $20
We will accept a deposit of $40 for 4 hours of research as a
maximum. We will return unused money. We will advise you of the
total cost and estimated postage, and we will mail the materials
AFTER full payment is received.
Limit 2 surnames and a 10-year period per letter.
Copy costs: Twenty-five cents per page
Make checks payable to "Linda Kmiecik".
18310 Blackhawk Drive
Girard, IL 62640-8603
Records to be searched:
You tell us which books you want us to search for you,
from the list of available items posted here.
Look at the list for years covered, generally 1905 through the
1970s at the county archives.
The later the marriage application, the better the
information usually is (i.e., more questions & answers).
Other marriage application books from the earliest, 1876 to
1904, are at IRAD (click for more
information on IRAD)
Marriage License Books:
Look at the list for years covered.
Note that some of these books are for minors and some are for
Look at the list for titles and years covered - there
(Assessor and Collector):
Many are by town or township, so please give the
town name or township and range numbers.
We can check a couple of townships, but will not check ALL of the
tax books or ALL of the township and range locations.
here for a better description of the Marriage Applications at
Please provide name of bride and/or groom, date of the marriage
(see on-line Secretary of State marriage database at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html),
and approximate ages, if known.
Some of these marriage application books are for "adult" and some
are for "minor", hence the need for ages.
If the requester does not have a computer and cannot check the
marriage database, we can do that for you, but this will use up
some of the two hours.
If you are close enough, please visit IRAD for Macoupin County:
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
University of IL at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
IRAD charges 10 cents per page, with a minimum of
$1.00. They will fill a request no matter where you
reside. There is no requirement that you be an IL
Archives Index page
County Coordinator Kathleen
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