This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. *Author: * findingthepast13 *Surnames: * *Classification: * queries *Message Board: *Click here <https://click.email.ancestry.com/?qs=5c569ee0a82ba8e9f664874cbd70534242116330eeef271e1d1d8b82ee6c01a8c89075f6bf53ae7e6541ff7c827ce67921dfc54ab45994950d76c03cc6ffbf2e> *Message Board Post: * The State of Illinois did not require birth or death certificates to be filed until after 1916. Many counties did keep local records in their towns but many were recorded with the local churches. Have you tried contacting the Antioch Historical Society? They usually have some good records there that may be of help including newspapers on microfilm from that time frame. Local papers from back then were great gossip rags that are very helpful. I would also try the Antioch library to see if they have some as well. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.