Update: I now reside in Chicago. I will perform lookups on a semi-monthly basis. If you desire a lookup before that time please contact me, and we can work out a plan that works for you.
I will visit the Will County Clerk’s Office, and search the “Death Certificate Index, Pre-1916”, for the requested individual. If an entry is found in the index a certified copy of the death certificate can obtained the same day. Certified copies of the death certificates are $13.00 a piece. If multiple individuals are found you will be contacted before any certificates are purchased.
Indexes are organized by beginning letter of the last name. Outside of that the organization of the index varies. Additionally it is a combination of handwritten and typed entries. It requires each page of the index to be searched. Generally I can search one index in 45 minutes to an hour. Currently there is not a online index for Will County deaths that occurred before 1916.