|1035 East 67th Street|
Postal Code: 60637
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
4/29/13: A photo volunteer reported that the cemetery office (773) 288-3800, stated that looking up plot location information this was a genealogical lookup, the Oak Woods Cemetery Association does not have the staff to perform this service and there is a $10.00 fee per lookup request for location information for the interred.
Oak Woods Cemetery records are housed onsite; some availability of in-depth record searches.
Contact the Director of the cemetery by phone or mail.
Oak Woods Cemetery Assn
Unis Nowak, Manager
1035 E 67th St, Chicago, IL 60637
The Cook County Clerk's office serves as the official record keeper for births, marriages and deaths that occur in Chicago. www.cookcountygenealogy.com
Oak Woods Cemetery is located in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. It is a private cemetery owned and operated by Dignity Corporation, and is not affiliated with any church denomination. It is one of the more significant historic cemeteries on Chicago's south side with burial sites of renowned figures like Mayor Harold Washington, civil rights activist Ida B. Wells, and Olympian Jesse Owens. The cemetery was established in 1855 but burials did not take place until 1860.
At the time of its opening Oak Woods was beyond the city limits, but it is now part of a very urban neighborhood called Greater Grand Crossing. The cemetery is located at 1035 E. 67th Street and covers an area of 183 acres. Oak Woods is bound by the streets 67th to the north, Woodlawn / Dorchester to the east, 71st to the south and Cottage Grove to the west. Oak Woods is 1.5 miles east of Interstate 94 at the 63rd Street exit. The grounds are beautiful and include grassy hills, ponds, large trees.
Burial records have not been indexed and are not online. There are records at the cemetery office; however, unless you are a family member you are not allowed to look at the record due to privacy guidelines. The only information provided to the general public is the location of the grave. To obtain this information you must have the deceased's name and year of burial. The burial record contains: the person's name, year of burial, age at burial, owner of the grave, section, lot, and grave number. They will also tell you if there is a marker. However, they will in some cases say there is not one when there is, so always check. Maps of the cemetery, section and lot are provided.
If you call the office they will do a look-up for one or two burials. If you have more than that you must make a request in writing and there is a fee. The staff are great in assisting the public.