CCHA Holdings 1833 - 1975, up to 1972 are open to the public*
NOTE: County Records holdings are searchable by individual name through our Local History Online Catalog. Records are available in multiple formats and locations—the Summary of Holdings details the availability of each resource. If you require a certified copy of vital records, they are available for a fee at The Champaign County Clerk's Office.
*NOTE: Vital records are not public records in Illinois. Certified copies are only available to specific individuals who have legal access. Access to records for genealogical purposes is allowed under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) for records on file for a set period of time. Birth records are 75 years, marriage records are 50 years, and death records are 20 years.
Summary of Holdings
Pre-1865 Marriage Records (XA, VB)
Marriage Register Certificates, 1833 - 1857 and Marriage Records Certificates 1857 - 1864 (MA, VB)
Marriage Licenses, April 5, 1864 - December 30, 1915 (MA, VB)
Special Marriage Register, January 1, 1878 - November 7, 1883 (MA, VB)
Marriage License Applications, February 19, 1878 - December 31, 1975; missing years 1881 - December 30, 1889 (MA, VA)
Marriage Registers, July 17, 1833 - October 9, 1854 (MA, VB?)
Marriage Registers, April 5, 1864 - December 31, 1932 (MA, VB)
Marriage Register Index, Female, April 5, 1864 - December 31, 1932 (MA, VB?)
Marriage Register Index, Male, April 5, 1864 - December 31, 1932 (MA, VB?)
Marriage Licenses, January 1, 1915 - Present (RB)
NOTE: The various forms listed above overlap in the information covered. Only the special marriage register and marriage licenses after 1883 contain information on the parents.
MA----Microfilm available at the Champaign County Historical Archives
RB-----Record at the Champaign County Clerk's Office, Brookens Building
VA-----Volume at the Champaign County Historical Archives
VB-----Volume at the Champaign County Clerk's Office, Brookens Building
XA-----Bound Xerox copy in the Champaign County Historical Archives