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Death Notices/Obituaries/Indices

1. Oak Lawn Library Website

http://www.oaklawnlibrary.org/indexesdatabases2.shtml

A. Select Newspapers Articles and Indexes

Index to Obituaries in Local Newspapers
(Be sure to read the information about the titles and dates of newspapers which are indexed.)

Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (in-library use only)
Full-text of death notices and obituaries, however, very incomplete.

B. Select Genealogy

Ancestry (in-library use only)
Click on Search at top of page, then Search Resources, Card Catalog and finally Keyword, type in search box:

Chicago Sun-Times Obituaries, 1988-1995
(This is an index to death notices published in the Sun-Times. Oak Lawn Library has these years on microfilm.)

Cook County Illinois Death Index, 1908-1988
(If you wish to purchase, click on Request and you will be sent to the Cook County Genealogy page.)

2. Cook County Genealogy

http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com

Index of Death Certificates 20 years or older
(Can order copies of certificates through this site.
Need to register to access the site - Registration is free.)

3. Illinois State Archives

http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html

Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916
(This is an ongoing project so check back regularly.)

Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950
(Death certificates are available at the Illinois State Archives, Springfield.)

 

 

Researching Cook County Records Online

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Marriage Certificates/Indices

1. Familysearch.org

http://www.familysearch.org

Click on: See Prototype for Searching Millions of Records.
(This link is located at the bottom of the left-hand site.)

Select Region of Canada, USA and Mexico
 - Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920

(This database is 66% complete as of May 11, 2009.  It currently includes only the years 1900-1920.  Full text of certificates is available.)

2. Illinois State Archives

http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
(Ongoing project so check back frequently.)

3. Oak Lawn Library Website

http://www.oaklawnlibrary.org/indexesdatabases2.shtml

Select Genealogy

Ancestry (in-library use only)
Click on Search at top of page, then Search Resources, Card Catalog and finally Keyword, type in search box:

Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1930-1960
(This is an ongoing project so check back.
If you wish to purchase a copy of a marriage certificate, you will be sent to the Cook County Genealogy page.)

4. Cook County Genealogy

http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com

Marriage Indices
Searches for marriage licenses 50 years or older
(Ongoing project. Need to register to access this site - Registration is free.
Can purchase copies of marriage licenses through this site.)

 

 

Birth Indices/Certificates

1. Oak Lawn Library Website

http://www.oaklawnlibrary.org/indexesdatabases2.shtml

Select Genealogy

Ancestry (in-library use only)
Click on Search at top of page, then Search Resources, Card Catalog and finally Keyword, type in search box:

2. Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935

(If you wish to order a copy of a birth certificate, you will be sent to the Cook County Genealogy page.)

Cook County Genealogy
http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com

Marriage Indices
Index of birth certificates 75 years or older.
(Ongoing project so check back. You must register - Registration is free.
You can order certificates through this site.)

3. Familysearch.org

http://www.familysearch.org

Click on: See Prototype for Searching Millions of Records.
(This link is located at the bottom of the left-hand site.)

Select Region of Canada, USA and Mexico
 - Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates 1878-1922

(As of May 2009, 66% complete. Years covered are 1878-1915.  Includes copies of certificates.)

 

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