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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
 member for 12 years, 9 months, 14 days
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I am a photo volunteer for Chicago. I will make every attempt to locate a grave as long as there is some indication of where the grave is located in the cemetery (section, plot, etc.). I love genealogy and enjoy helping others find photos of the resting places of their ancestors.

I have photographed all of the legible headstones in Jewish Graceland Cemetery and Wunder's Cemetery, as of summer 2014.

Almost all of the cemeteries in the city of Chicago are very large, with thousands of burials...please include a section/plot number with your photo request. Thank you!

John 11:21-27

Chicago Cemeteries:

Acacia Park Cemetery: Over 100 photo requests. Contact: 773-625-7800

Beth-El and Ridge Lawn Cemeteries: Contact: 847-673-1584

Bohemian National Cemetery: Over 120,000 burials and over 300 photo requests. Contact: 773-539-8442

Graceland Cemetery: Over 100,000 burials and over 400 photo requests. Contact:

Irving Park Cemetery: Over 100 photo requests. Contact:

Jewish Graceland Cemetery: Approximately 3,000 burials. I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery, as of summer 2014.

Montrose Cemetery: Over 80,000 burials and over 200 photo requests. Contact:

Mount Greenwood Cemetery: Contact: 773-233-0136

Mount Hope Cemetery: Over 400 photo requests. Contact: 708-371-2818

Mount Olive Cemetery: Over 200 photo requests. Contact:

Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery: Over 140,000 burials. Please contact Saint Casimir Cemetery regarding burial records:

Oak Woods Cemetery: Over 900 photo requests. The cemetery office will not do multiple burial location searches, and only releases burial information to family members. There may be a fee. Contact: 773-288-3800

Read Dunning Memorial Park: Approximately 38,000 burials, no headstones. This location served as Chicago's Potter's Field from the 1800s to the 1920s. Re-discovered in the late 1980s, it is now a small memorial park.

Rosehill Cemetery: Over 200,000 burials and over 600 photo requests. Unfortunately, the cemetery management does not allow photographs. I can't fulfill photo requests for this cemetery.

Saint Boniface Catholic Cemetery: Over 90,000 burials. Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:

Saint Casimir Catholic Cemetery: Contact:

Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:

Saint Luke Cemetery: Over 25,000 burials and over 70 photo requests. Contact 773-588-0049

Union Ridge Cemetery: Approximately 8,000 burials. A book by the Chicago Genealogical Society lists all known burials (up to 1994) and their locations in the cemetery:

Wunder's Cemetery: Approximately 15,000 burials. Contact:
I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery as of summer 2014.

Zion Gardens Cemetery: Formerly Rosemont Park/Mount Mayriv, this cemetery is under new management. To find the grave of a family member, please go to
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Stephen Fox
Jules Perlberg
Thank you for your quick response.
Added by Stephen Fox on Sep 15, 2014 5:53 PM
priscilla ross-fox
Louis Block photo request
The memorial does not belong to me. The person who entered it added this name came from: "Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947".

I was hoping I might find out if he was my grandfather's stepfather I guess or if there was any relationship. The family kept this a big secret and anyone who knew the truth is gone now.
Thank you for trying.
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Sep 14, 2014 10:28 PM
Teresa Head
Thank you for looking for Adolph Edward's grave - the information I had on him came out of the cemetery records at CSAGSI, unfortunately they don't note whether or not there is a headstone. I really appreciate you looking!!!
Added by Teresa Head on Sep 14, 2014 10:12 PM
Ellen Notbohm
Jacob Bernstein, Westlawn
He's in the right place now. Thanks for catching this. :)
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Sep 14, 2014 6:49 PM
Ellen Notbohm
RE: Samuel Amber
Thank you again!
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Sep 11, 2014 7:15 PM
Cemetery List
Jessica, your list of Chicago cemeteries and contact information is fabulous, and SO helpful! Thank you for doing that, and for taking so many photographs. You are very much appreciated.
Added by Aileen on Sep 10, 2014 7:40 AM
Ellen Notbohm
RE: Amber and Bosches
Thank you, Jessica--for finding them and then sending them home to us. :)
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Sep 09, 2014 9:13 PM
Susan W Bartholomew
Elizabeth and Henry Grimmer
Thanks for the great photos of Elizabeth and Henry's headstones. I am way behind on these, please forgive me. But thank you very much - better late than never???
Best wishes,
Added by Susan W Bartholomew on Sep 08, 2014 9:40 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
RE: Mamie Lusk
Many thanks again, I will look into it.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Sep 08, 2014 7:08 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
RE: Mamie Lusk
Many thanks again, I will look into it.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Sep 08, 2014 7:07 PM
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