Do you have ancestors in Hamilton County, IL? Do you have a need for records? I have searched high and low for the records on-line. Zilch out there. Hamilton County GenWeb has some transcriptions, but the did not have what I was looking for. I looked at IRAD (Illinois Regional Archives Depository) and they did not have what I needed either. The only other option was to call the Hamilton County Clerk’s office.
Here is when the records began for them:
- Marriage 1821
- Birth 1878
- Death 1878
I asked for a search for the few records I needed. Two of them were for after the date the records started, neither record was there. The next record I asked for a search for was a marriage record, and it was found. They will send out the records, but the transaction has to take place via good old-fashioned snail mail. That’s right folks, dust of your letter writing skills and write an actual letter. Address that envelop and don’t forget to put a stamp on it!
Remember the days before electronics ruled our world, how we all wanted something mailed to us? I do. I always looked forward to a letter or a card in the mail. Holidays and birthdays were always great months for mail. Now, I detest getting the mail. It’s a bill or a sales ad, nothing fun. Think about watching the mail for those new records you ordered. They will be here soon!