2200 N. Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
I would call first and tell them what you are looking for. Also ask
what office you should direct your letter to and verify the above
address. There is usually a fee that you have to send along with the
written request. If they are like other counties, if anything is found,
they will bill you for the balance before they send out the records. If
you want to get all the bills and receipts, you must state that fact in
your letter. The bills and receipts will run the cost up. I have not
dealt with McHenry County so don't what the copy fees are. The one
probate file I requested covered a period of 7 years and was quite
extensive, so the final cost was close to $25.00.
I don't want to get your hopes up that you will get alot of
information, as some probate files have very little in them.
In the letter, include full name of deceased, date of death, date of
birth (if you have some proof of it) and surviving spouse and children
names if known. That way, you should get the correct file, if one is
Hope this helps,
Subject: Re: [IL-OBITS] Re: Suggestions
Thanks for the great advice. Can I bother you to tell me how I request
probate records? Thanks again, Sue