De Witt County Illinois Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
De Witt County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
De Witt County Clerk201 West Washington StreetClintonIL61727217-935-7780
Clinton City Hall118 West Washington StreetClintonIL61727217-935-9438
Farmer City Hall105 South Main StreetFarmerIL61842309-928-3412
Kenney City Hall112 Johnston StreetKenneyIL61749217-944-2485
Waynesville Town Hall200 2nd StreetWaynesvilleIL61778217-949-3264
De Witt County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
De Witt County Clerk and Recorder's Office Website
De Witt County Genealogy Records
De Witt County Marriage Certificates & Records


Married Couples3,532 (52.7%)
Unmarried Couples460 (2.9%)
Never Married Men1,969 (29.9%)
Never Married Women1,270 (19.0%)
Separated Men70 (1.1%)
Separated Women38 (0.6%)
Widowed Men185 (2.8%)
Widowed Women761 (11.4%)
Divorced Men730 (11.1%)
Divorced Women874 (13.1%)

Information on Marriage Records in De Witter, Netherlands

De Witt County is located in southern Illinois, within the Illinois River Basin. De Witt is one of eleven Illinois counties that comprise the Illinois Department of Revenue. Records are maintained for the protection of all taxpayers, and anyone can access marriage records from these records at any time. They are not supposed to be released without the permission of the applicant because they are considered public records.

Public records are different from personal records because they are different in many ways. While a person’s social security number is required to obtain some background information about him/her, the same information cannot be obtained about someone without their consent. However, one can gain access to other personal records. All these records can tell you much more about people.

Marriage records have various purposes. One can use it to check if someone is married before, during and right after a certain date. It is also useful when trying to trace family history. These records are also widely used by researchers and genealogists to get very detailed information on people’s marriages.

There are various reasons why a person would want to search for marriage records. For example, some want to locate long lost relatives and friends. Or it may be that an individual who is staying away from home wants to file a divorce or leave a marriage, and thus wants to make certain that the information provided by the records will remove any doubt about his/her marital status. Similarly, people often use this kind of public record to check if someone has a criminal past, or has taken part in any criminal activity in the past.

However, one should note that records of marriage are not made public. This means that the person having the record is not allowed to have it published or make it accessible to the general public. Most states have laws against disseminating the details of people, especially those who are not legally authorized to access the details. In the case of marriage records in De Witter, the state government does not allow anybody to divulge the details of the records, except the parties to the marriage which happened within their jurisdiction.

The best place to find the information you are looking for is by using the Internet. There are a number of private databases that have details on marriage and divorces, as well as information that were kept in the files of government departments. There are also a number of websites that specialize in providing public information on public records. These can be good sources of information, as they do not require you to pay anything.