DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder John Acardo launched his office’s genealogy website with 90,000 vital records online. The records consist of birth, death and marriage records that are older than 75, 20 and 50 years, respectively,
Acardo noted that the new web site opens a new revenue stream for the county. Acardo expects the increase in sales of vital records to pay for the cost of the website within 18 months.
Visitors can search for vital records and view the search results, which include a person’s name and date the record was filed with the county, at no cost. Visitors may download copies of the records for $15, the same price as picking up documents at the clerk’s office.
You can find the DeKalb County, Illinois, vital records web site at http://www.dekalbgenealogy.com.
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