Illinois, Cook County, Obituaries - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Illinois, Cook County, Obituaries, ca. 1970-1990
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Cook, Illinois, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1970-1990
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index and images to obituaries from various newspapers in southern Cook County, Illinois, compiled by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society in South Holland, Illinois. The collection also contains obituaries from Hammond, Indiana. The collection covers the years 1970 to 1990.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Cook County, Obituaries, ca. 1970-1990.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date and place
  • Death date and place
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of children
  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of newspaper
  • Date of obituary publication

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The person’s last known residence
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select Surname Range to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Once you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These records are often brief so it can be easy to confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Search for a death certificate
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for a cemetery record

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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