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McHenry County, Illinois

McHenry County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1836 out of Cook County and LaSalle County, and named after Major William McHenry, an Indian fighter who died in Vandalia in 1835. Its county seat is Woodstock, while Crystal Lake is the largest city in the county; other cities in the county include Harvard, Marengo, McHenry and Wonder Lake. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 308,760, making it the sixth-most populous county in Illinois. It has a total area of 611 square miles, of which 7.6 square miles is water and 603 square miles is land. McHenry County borders the following counties: Walworth County, Wisconsin, to the north; Kenosha County, Wisconsin, to the northeast; Lake County to the east; Cook County to the southeast; Kane County to the south; DeKalb County to the southwest; and Boone County to the west.

The McHenry County Recorder’s Office is charged with the responsibility of recording, maintaining, and handling requests for all real estate records, documents, and plats of subdivision in McHenry County. These records can be obtained by doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the McHenry County Recorder Website. The website has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available online. While on the website, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting copies of public records.

The other way to obtain public records is by visiting the recorder’s office in person during office hours. You will be required to submit a completed records request form; the form can be obtained from the recorder’s office or downloaded from the county website.

Below is the physical address of the McHenry County Recorder’s Office:

Administration Building

667 Ware Road

Woodstock IL   60098

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

McHenry, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009431,106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200912,447
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009661
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,002
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20095,507
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20092,882
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,998
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200925,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,644
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20099,435
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,766
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009106,717
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,695
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,544
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200957,518
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200934,849
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20092,504
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20099,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200944,243
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009362
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093,290
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20094,305
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20095,621
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009690
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200914,101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,026
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,500
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,565
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009269
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200956,566
McHenry County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in McHenry County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act – 750 ILCS 5 and Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – 750 ILCS 10
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:McHenry County Marriage License
Location:667 Ware Road, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098
Phone:815-334-4242

McHenry County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 667 Ware Rd #107, Woodstock, IL 60098, United States

Phone: 815-334-4242

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