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From: "Joyce Hennessy" <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Archive holdings at the ClerkoftheCircuitCourt-Cook County
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 18:39:51 -0500
In-Reply-To: <38977628-CFAB-4F29-8C97-49B323295B09@mindspring.com>


Thanks Nan,

I do have access to the Trib Archives - just never thought of doing so.
However, I just don't think there will be a notice in the paper for this
marriage - this is on the "seamier" side of my dad's family <grin>

Joyce

-----Original Message-----
From:
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Nan Brennan
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 6:33 PM
To:
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Archive holdings at the Clerk
oftheCircuitCourt-Cook County

Joyce,
Do you want me to check the Tribune?

Nan

On May 15, 2007, at 6:17 PM, Joyce Hennessy wrote:

> Thanks Nan and Patti,
>
> I THINK the couple (not Irish) got married around 1935 or maybe a
> little
> later, and I THINK they married in Chicago before a JP. But not
> knowing for
> sure, hate to spend $15.00 on a wild goose chase - it is just too
> uncertain.
>
> Joyce
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Nan
> Brennan
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5:40 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Archive holdings at the Clerk of
> theCircuitCourt-Cook County
>
> Hi Joyce,
>
> There was nothing on marriages that I saw.
>
> I'm not aware of any index for marriages in Cook for 1901-1962.
> Is that your understanding, too?
> Do you have access to the Tribune Archives? If not, give me some
> names and I'll see if there was a marriage notice in the paper.
>
> Nan
>
> On May 15, 2007, at 4:21 PM, Joyce Hennessy wrote:
>
>> Hi Nan,
>>
>> Thanks so much for this information - do you know, is there an
>> index for
>> marriages, say in the 1930's? Thanks
>>
>> Joyce Hennessy
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Nan
>> Brennan
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 3:41 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Archive holdings at the Clerk of the
>> CircuitCourt-Cook County
>>
>> http://198.173.15.31/newsite/?
>> section=RecArchivePage&RecArchivePage=archive_holdings
>>
>> Naturalizations, Probate, Divorce, Mental Health, Law & Chancery,
>> Criminal Felony, Adoption, County Court Cases.
>>
>>
>> Archives Holdings
>> Established in 1992, the Archives of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
>> of Cook County collects, preserves, and makes available to
>> researchers the non-current records created by the Cook County Court
>> systems. Holdings date from the 1871 Chicago Fire.
>>
>> Please note that this holdings list is only a brief overview.
>> Researchers should always contact the Archives staff for assistance.
>>
>> *Starred records are stored offsite and transferred to Archives for
>> viewing (allow 2-10 working days). Indexes are located in the
>> Archives unless otherwise stated. Archives patrons should be aware
>> that the Clerk's office began computerized indexing and docketing of
>> court cases in the early 1980s, which may affect their research.
>>
>>
>> NATURALIZATION RECORDS
>> Dates:
>> 1871-1929
>> Courts:
>> Superior, Circuit, County and Criminal Courts of Cook County
>> (Naturalization records produced by other Cook County towns, such as
>> Blue Island and Calumet City, are not included)
>> Includes:
>> May include declaration of intent, petition, and/or court order.
>> Declarations of intent filed elsewhere may contain more information.
>>
>> 1904-1906
>> Name, date of naturalization; possibly address & witness
>> 1904-1906
>> Above, plus generally include town of birth, port of departure, date
>> and port of arrival, occupation, witnesses
>> 1906-1929
>> Above, plus wife's name and date of birth; children's names and dates
>> of birth; physical description of petitioner
>> Indexes:
>> National Archives Soundex Naturalization Index (Microfilm), 1840-1950
>> (for Northern Illinois and parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana)
>>
>>
>>
>> PROBATE CASES*
>> Dates:
>> 1871-1975 (Some wills date from the 1850s)
>> Courts:
>> County Court, 1871-ca. 1880; Probate Court, 1880-1963; Probate
>> Division, 1964-present
>> Includes:
>> Besides the administration of wills and estates, Probate matters can
>> include estates of minors and incompetents. Case files may contain
>> the will, date of death, heirs, property inventories, description of
>> real estate, petitions of claimants.
>> Indexes:
>> Probate Deceased Indexes (microfilm), 1871-1975
>> Minors Indexes (microfilm), 1871-1975
>> Incompetents Indexes (microfilm), 1911-1975
>> Wills Indexes (microfilm), 1850-1975
>> Docket Books, 1871-present (stored offsite, in Archives Reading Room,
>> or in Room 1813, Daley Center)
>>
>>
>> LAW AND CHANCERY CASES*
>> Dates:
>> 1871-1963, 1964-1991 (Chancery)
>>
>> Note: Post-1964 Law cases over 21 years old are destroyed, per
>> Illinois statute, but all orders issued by judges in the cases are
>> available on microfilm
>>
>> Courts:
>> Circuit and Superior Courts, 1871-1963; Law and Chancery Divisions,
>> 1964-present
>> Includes:
>> Case files may contain cause of action (complaint), defendant's
>> response, motions and briefs filed; testimony (occasional): verdict
>> (if jury trial); judge's final order. If the case was appealed, a
>> transcript may be present.
>> Civil cases reflect a variety of topics, including local area
>> business and industry, labor issues, medical (and other) professions,
>> sports and entertainment. Chancery matters also dealt with class
>> actions, arbitration and injunction, name changes, and proceedings of
>> corporations. "Burnt Records" cases filed after the Chicago Fire of
>> 1871 to establish land ownership in lieu of destroyed paperwork are
>> available in Archives on microfilm (1871-ca. 1950).
>> Indexes:
>> Circuit Court and Superior Court, both plaintiff and defendant
>> indexes (microfilm), 1871-1963
>> Law and Chancery Division Indexes (microfilm), 1964-65
>> Chancery Division Index (microfiche), 1966-1991; Law Division
>> Indexes, 1964 forward electronic index
>> Docket books and clerk's record books, 1871-1980 Law; 1871-1991
>> Chancery (majority stored offsite)
>> Law Oversample database index
>>
>>
>>
>> DIVORCE CASES*
>> Dates:
>> 1871-1986
>> Courts:
>> Circuit and Superior Courts 1871-1963; various suburban municipal
>> courts ca. 1900-1963; Domestic Relations Division 1964-present
>> Includes:
>> Case files may contain the plaintiff's complaint and defendant's
>> response; certificate of evidence (testimony); and the judge's final
>> decree, with the terms of settlement.
>> Divorce cases may provide information about grounds for divorce;
>> address; occupation; age and name of children of parties; date and
>> description of the marriage; provision for care of the children.
>> Cases do not include social security numbers for above dates.
>> Indexes:
>> Circuit Court and Superior Court, both plaintiff and defendant
>> indexes (microfilm), 1871-1963
>> Divorce Division index (microfiche), 1964-1980; 1981 forward
>> electronic index
>> Chicago Heights, Calumet City, Blue Island indexes (microfilm), appx.
>> 1900-1963
>> Docket books and clerk's record books, 1871-1985 (majority stored
>> offsite)
>>
>> CRIMINAL FELONY CASES*
>> Dates:
>> 1871-1900; 1927-1983 (1871-1900 cases stored in Archives)
>> Please note that 1900-1927 cases have been destroyed, but case
>> activity may be re-created from court docket books and indictment
>> records. Indictment record books (1871-1924) stored offsite, and
>> indictment records (1913-1923, microfilm) in Archives
>> Courts:
>> Criminal Court, 1871-1963; Criminal Division, 1964-present
>> Includes:
>> Case files may contain the indictment; names of witnesses on
>> subpoenas; instructions to jury and final verdict; sentence; court
>> half sheet. Missing cases may be reconstructed from docket books and
>> indictment records. Criminal felony case files seldom contain direct
>> testimony. However, they may occasionally include names of jury
>> members or persons involved; evidence such as maps, news clippings,
>> or photographs; or sealed depositions. Files of appealed cases may
>> contain transcripts of the trial proceedings; felony transcripts from
>> 1931-1970s available in Archives on microfilm.
>> Indexes:
>> Criminal Indictment Indexes (microfiche), 1873-1983
>> Docket books clerks' record books, and half sheets, 1871-1983 (stored
>> offsite)
>> Indictment Record (microfilm), 1913-1923
>>
>> COUNTY COURT CASES*
>> Dates:
>> 1871-15 years previous to date
>> Courts:
>> County Court, 1871-1963; County Division, 1964-present
>> Includes:
>> County Court cases have dealt with a variety of matters. Jurisdiction
>> has included municipal incorporations, land titles, election
>> contests, child support, and tax objections.
>> Indexes:
>> County Court case file indexes, 1871-1963 are closed because of
>> adoption records listed therein.
>> Docket Books and Clerk's Record Books, 1871-1980s (stored offsite)
>>
>> ADOPTION CASES and MENTAL HEALTH CASES (CLOSED)
>> Dates:
>> 1871-present
>> Courts:
>> County, Circuit, and Superior Courts, 1871-1963; County Division,
>> 1964-present
>> Includes:
>> NOTE: All adoption and mental health cases are closed, pending an
>> order by the presiding judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, County
>> Division. The Archives cannot make these cases available. Patrons
>> should direct inquiries to the Chief Deputy Clerk of the County
>> Division.
>>
>> JUVENILE CASES (CLOSED)
>> Dates:
>> 1899-1926 with gaps, 1926-1964 destroyed (only a sample preserved
>> thereafter)
>> Courts:
>> Juvenile Court, 1899-1963; Family Division 1964-1970; Juvenile
>> Division 1970-present
>> Includes:
>> NOTE: All juvenile cases are closed, pending an order by the
>> presiding judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, Juvenile Division.
>> Patrons should direct inquiries to the Chief Deputy Clerk of the
>> Juvenile Division. Once written permission is granted by the
>> presiding judge, patrons may research older non-current case files
>> through the Archives.
>> Case files contain information of a personal nature, including
>> demographic data such as family background, education, health, etc.
>>
>>
>> CASES NOT READILY AVAILABLE
>>
>> Justice of the Peace Courts, 1871-1963:
>>
>> Justice of the Peace Court records were destroyed as allowed by
>> Illinois statute in the early 1970s.
>>
>> Municipal Court of Chicago, 1904-1963:
>>
>> Misdemeanor cases from 1914 to 1924 have been microfilmed; however,
>> there are no indexes to these cases. A sample of other cases does
>> exist and is being indexed by the Archives (currently 1950-1963).
>> This sample includes quasi-criminal cases such as non-support and
>> paternity.
>>
>> Municipal Department, both Civil and Criminal Divisions, 1964-
>> present:
>>
>> Municipal division cases are routinely destroyed in accordance with
>> Illinois statute. Municipal civil cases are held 21 years, and
>> Municipal Criminal cases are kept 10 years. A 3% sample is preserved,
>> along with an oversample of selected charge type for misdemeanors.
>> Although there are no indexes to many remaining cases, the oversample
>> may be searched by type of charge.
>>
>> Law Division cases, 1964-present (see above, Law Division):
>>
>> Case files are routinely destroyed 21 years after filing, in
>> accordance with Illinois statute. Docket books, containing a record
>> of all orders issued by judges in each case, are stored mostly in the
>> Archives. From microfilm, Archives staff can make copies of these
>> court orders. However, this is the only record available, as
>> complaints and pleadings are destroyed with case files. A 3% sample
>> and a small selected oversample (by case type) is taken for research
>> purposes and is available at the Archives on microfilm.
>>
>>
>>
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