Jo Daviess County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Jo Daviess County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Jo Daviess County Clerk330 North Bench StreetGalenaIL61036815-777-0161
Jo Daviess County Marriage License330 N. Bench St., Room 108 (ClerkGalenaIL61036815-777-0161
East Dubuque City Hall185 Wisconsin AveEast DubuqueIL61025815-747-3416
Elizabeth Town Hall300 West StreetElizabethIL61028815-858-9714
Stockton Village Clerk155 West Front AvenueStocktonIL61085815-947-2515
Jo Daviess County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Jo Daviess County Clerk & Recorder's Office Website
Jo Daviess County Clerk and Recorder's Office Vital Records
Jo Daviess County Clerk's Office Marriage Applications
Jo Daviess County Divorce Certificates
Jo Daviess County Land Records
Jo Daviess County Marriage Certificates & Records

Statistics

Married Couples 5,472 (55.9%)
Unmarried Couples 555 (2.5%)
Never Married Men 2,430 (26.0%)
Never Married Women 1,692 (18.1%)
Separated Men 57 (0.6%)
Separated Women 82 (0.9%)
Widowed Men 260 (2.8%)
Widowed Women 957 (10.2%)
Divorced Men 911 (9.7%)
Divorced Women 986 (10.6%)

Marriage Records in Jo Madow County, IL

Marriage Records in Jo Daviess County Illinois

Illinois marriage records are a matter of public record. The fact that they are public means anyone can access them. You can use any search engine to search for marriage records in Jo Daviess County. You will need to provide the first name, middle names and date of birth for each person you wish to search. If you have any additional information such as the phone number or e-mail address, you can enter it into the search box when you have completed your search.

Marriage records are maintained in two locations. The Cook County recorder’s office keeps the records in its database, which is more frequently accessed. When you visit their offices, the forms are available for you to complete and sign. The Cook County clerk also has access to the same information. Because of this, it is quicker and easier to search through Cook County marriage records than the county offices.

There are several places online where you can request marriage records. Two of the most popular are: free sites and pay sites. A comparison of these two options will show which one gives you more information.

Free sites allow you to search through their database for free, but the information you find from there is not very useful. You may get the state of the person’s residence or the location of the wedding, but nothing else. Pay sites offer more detailed information; however, you must pay to search. This is because they must pay to maintain the information on these sites.

If you would like to search using more specific criteria, paid sites can be useful. You can enter the information you know of into a simple search form and the database will return some matches. If there are no matches from any of the information you have entered, you may be interested in learning more about the records. For example, if you know the names of the people getting married, you may want to try a search for “fiancee names” or “spouse name matching.”

To learn more about marriage records in Illinois, you may want to try a website that specializes in this type of public information. Freedom of Information Act records are made available to the public under the state and federal Freedom of Information Act. This means anyone is entitled to view them. These records can be searched online, but they may take a long time to produce. If you are trying to locate marriage records in Illinois, you may want to consider trying one of the websites that offers the service for a small fee. In some cases, this could save you time and money and let you conduct your own private investigation of the county records.