Cook County Marriage Licenses, 1871-1916



I can obtain copies of Cook County marriage licenses, 1871-1916, at the local Family History Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Turnaround time is usually 0-3 days, depending on when you submit your request.

Please note:

  • The early Cook County marriage licenses DO NOT include parent names or birth information and no applications with that information are available.
  • If you’d like me to locate the church record if the license indicates a Catholic marriage, please submit a request for two records (just change the count at the bottom of the form) and I’ll include that in the search. You will need to authorize payment for $12 but I will discount it when I complete the request and the total cost will be $8.50.

  • If I’m not able to find the record(s) you need (it’s rare, but it happens), there will be no charge.

$6.00 fixed

Full payment upfront


Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois


Wilmette Illinois Family History Center

Ordering instructions from chicagogenealogy

Please tell me the name of the bride and groom, the marriage date, and the license number and film number, if you have it. If you want me to search for a Catholic Church marriage record as well (see above), please indicate that and order two searches.

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