Macoupin County IL Archives Research by Mail




Macoupin County Illinois Archives Research by Mail

Volunteer Director Linda Kmiecik <
tonky@royell.org>

RESEARCH BY MAIL PROCEDURES

Fees and Address
Marriage Applications
Marriage Licenses
Probate
Tax
Macoupin Records at IRAD



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".
Mail 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.

  • Marriage Application Books:

    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 adults.

  • Probate Books:
    Look at the list for titles and years covered - there are gaps.

  • Tax Books (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.


    click here for a better description of the Marriage Applications at IRAD.

    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
    LIB 144
    University of IL at Springfield
    One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
    Springfield, IL  62703-5407
    Phone:  217-206-6520
    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 resident.



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