Winnebago County History Is Now At Your Fingertips!
Welcome to Winnebago County, Illinois Genealogy Online. This is your quick and convenient source for obtaining genealogical records. In order to be considered a genealogical record, it must meet the following criteria: Birth records must be 75 years or older; marriage licenses must be 50 years or older; and death certificates must be 20 years or older. If the record you are looking for does not meet these criteria, you will not find it in this online database.
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The Winnebago County Clerk’s office is the repository for ALL birth records beginning in 1855 to present, ALL death records from 1844 to present, ALL marriage records beginning in 1836 and Civil Union records from 2011 to present.
Our Vital Records division maintains hundreds of thousands of historical records and the number grows every day. For all records considered non-genealogical, please stop by our office. We are located on the first floor of the Administration Building at 404 Elm Street in downtown Rockford. For questions, please call us at 815-319-4250.