Hamilton County Illinois Marriage Records

Search For Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Hamilton County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Hamilton County Clerk100 South Jackson StreetMcLeansboroIL62859618-643-2721
Hamilton County Marriage License100 South Jackson StreetMcLeansboroIL62859618-643-2721
Hamilton County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Hamilton County Divorce Certificates
Hamilton County History and Genealogy Website


Married Couples1,940 (56.8%)
Unmarried Couples150 (1.8%)
Never Married Men776 (23.7%)
Never Married Women654 (18.9%)
Separated Men110 (3.4%)
Separated Women66 (1.9%)
Widowed Men94 (2.9%)
Widowed Women443 (12.8%)
Divorced Men339 (10.4%)
Divorced Women271 (7.8%)

How to Search For Marriage Records in Hamilton County

State of Illinois, through its vital records office is the storehouse of all the marriages that took place in this state. You need to know how to retrieve this information, and more importantly where to find it if you are interested in learning about your family history. The process is not as simple as some people think it to be. It is definitely not as simple as going to the local county records office and just pulling a few records.

The Freedom of Information Act made it possible for you to obtain copies of public records. These records have been made available to anyone for any purpose including investigating your family tree. However, the records were never made accessible for just about anyone to have a peek at. State laws mandated that marriage records in Hamilton County should only be available to the husband and wife alone, unless there is a reason to believe otherwise.

It has become quite difficult to access these records. Most counties now have a system of computerized data entry, which makes it impossible for the regular Joe to simply punch in a name and have all the information they are seeking within minutes. The system requires additional data and individual authorization to retrieve records. This makes the search for these records all the more complicated.

For the most part the process is fairly simple. If you are interested in obtaining marriage records in Hamilton County, you can use any one of several online sites that specialize in such searches. They will have the same information that the county’s own records will provide you with. They will also make it easy to perform the search by providing you with a full name, date of birth and social security number of the person being traced. They may ask you to pay a small fee for the information provided to them. It is worth the cost if it means you will get all the information you need.

Once you have all the information you want the site will ask you whether or not you want to pay a fee for the use of their online service. By paying this small fee you will gain unlimited access to their public records search database. You will be able to track anyone down if you have their social security number, birth date or marriage date.

Marriage records in Hamilton County are now considered part of the public domain. This means that anyone will have access to them. There is no longer any need to go through a formal system of ranking these records and determining who has the most important information. These records are available to the general public and anybody. All you need to do is go online and use a search engine to find the records you are looking for.