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Genealogy Index Search

Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney wants to help residents trace their family trees by providing searchable indexes of genealogical birth, marriage, and death records online for free. The County Clerk’s Office has been keeping these records for over 185 years! The search below will help you find the index information for any full record that might exist in the County Clerk’s office.

The information contained in these records is quite revealing about our past. Such information included on full records includes occupations, residences, cause of death, spouses, bride’s and groom’s parents, burials, and more. And you can now gain access with just a few keystrokes and clicks below!  All physical copies of birth, marriage, and death records have been scanned, and preserved in special acid-free envelopes to prevent deterioration.

The County Clerk’s office offers $5 “genealogical copy” records that are without certification and printed on regular white paper, rather than charge the full $15 for certified copies. Click here to download the purchase application for a "genealogical copy" ($5 per record).

Available Genealogical Information (no information is guaranteed)

Birth Certificates 

101,541 records available for genealogy through 1948 (back 75 years)

Marriage Certificates 

112,746 records available for genealogy through 1973 (back 50 years)

Death Certificates 

140,438 records available for genealogy through 2003 (back 20 years)

1872-1876: established records only (birth filings were not required in IL).

1832-1883: bride & groom names, date of marriage.

1878-1903: name, cause of death, dates of birth & death, age, burial.

1876-1882: index only (name & date of birth).

1883-present: bride & groom names, occupations, residence, and their parents.

1903-1910: long form includes name, cause of death, dates of birth & death, age, burial

1882-present: name, date & place of birth, parents.

1910-present: includes long form information, as well as parents/spouse names.

Birth Index Record Search

Birth Name:    -  
  Enter Beginning Of Last Name   Enter Any Part Of First Name (optional)

Marriage Index Record Search

Name:    -  
Enter Beginning Of Spouse 1 Name   Enter Any Part Of Spouse 2 Name (optional)

Death Index Record Search

Name:    -  
Enter Beginning of Last NameEnter Any Part of First Name (optional)

We are committed to providing easier access to genealogy information and encourage you to e-mail any comments or suggestions. Please click here  Click to send e-mail


The birth, marriage, and death index information included in this site is available to the general public for inquiry and review purposes only. The information is intended for individual genealogical purposes use only. The site is not intended, or configured for automated data retrieval. The use of data crawlers, robots and/or similar software programs for the purpose of automated data retrieval is expressly prohibited. By using this site you certify that you will use such information for research purposes only, and not attempt to use them for legal purposes or in any court-related or other legal proceedings.   

Under Illinois State Law, these index records are public information. Information is believed reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. No warranty, expressed or implied, is provided for the data herein or its use. Rock Island County Government reserves the right to make changes and improvements at any time and without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies. 

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Karen Kinney - County Clerk
[email protected]
Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
First Floor - 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island IL, 61201-8624

Elections/Voter Registration: (309) 558-3571     Back Taxes: (309) 558-3572

Vital Records: (309) 558-3569     Fax: (309) 786-7381     
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday