Birth Records Birth records are available beginning in 1878. Death Records Death records are available beginning in 1878. Deed Records Deed Records begin in 1816. Every conveyance of real property or land is evidenced by a deed and in most cases, The party(s) conveying the real estate (grantor) The party(s) receiving the real estate (grantee) A description of the property being conveyed Marriage Records Marriage Records begin in 1816 and continue to the present. Mortgage Records Mortgage Records begin in 1865. These documents indicate any mortgages on real estate recorded by an individual or a banking company. Mortgage Release Records Mortgage Release Records tie closely to the mortgage records. They document when the final payment was made on a mortgage and when the mortgage was subsequently released to the owner of the property. County Clerk and Recorder PagesCounty Clerk & Recorder Election Information Election Judges Fee Schedule Marriage or Civil Union Licenses Public Records Land Record Search Contact County Clerk and Recorder Jonathan McLean, County Clerk and Recorder 100 S. Main St., Waterloo, IL 62298 Tel: 618-939-8681 ext. 302, firstname.lastname@example.org Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.