The ad highlighted a wonderful “lookup” service offered by the society to both members and non-members for non-certified copies of death certificates that are contained in the Illinois State Archives Death Certificate Index, 1916-1950 database that exists at the Illinois Secretary of State’s website.
Here is the ad in the Winter 2016 issue of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly Journal:
The ISGS is offering the service to members for a cost of $6. For non-members of the society the cost is $10 per non-certified death certificate. Each of these costs is significantly lower than the $15 + cost (think Cook County!) you might expect to pay to request a copy of a non-certified death certificate within Illinois. Obviously, being a member of the ISGS really gives you the best cost possible. If you have many, many death certificates you would like to order, consider becoming a member of the society just for this benefit. However, you will see many more resources of the society available to members over and above death certificate look-ups.
The ISGS accepts credit card payments for the service as well as PayPal.
Here is a link to the part of the ISGS website that describes the service of its Death Certificate lookup service:
Just remember, you search the Illinois Secretary of State database mentioned above. If you find a result in that searchable index, then you can provide the details of that to ISGS for them to provide you with the copy of the non-certified death certificate. That is what they have access to.
Check out all the above links. Consider trying the service even if you have just one non-certified death certificate you are in need of that is contained in the database noted above.
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