|Jessica Goforth (#46514540)|
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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!
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 100 photo requests. Contact: 773-539-8442. If you are looking for a burial location, you will need to mail a request to the cemetery office at 5255 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60630.
Graceland Cemetery: Over 100,000 burials and over 400 photo requests. Contact: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/pages/genealogy.html
Irving Park Cemetery: Over 100 photo requests. Contact: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/irving-park-cemetery/en-us/index.page
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: http://www.montrosecemetery.com/Contact_Us.html
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: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/mount-olive-cemetery/en-us/index.page
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 1850s 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: http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/genealogicalsearch.php
Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:
Saint Luke Cemetery: Over 25,000 burials and over 80 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: http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/publications.html
Wunder's Cemetery: Approximately 15,000 burials. Contact: http://wunders.net/genealogy.html
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 http://www.ziongardenscemetery.com/locate_family.php
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|RLK||RE: Amelia Wigfall|
Your welcome, i will be sdding her obit tonite. It gives more details.
Added by RLK on Nov 25, 2014 8:11 AM
Jessica, I have another victim of the fire you could add to your virtual cemetery.
Amelia Wigfall (139205941)
Added by RLK on Nov 24, 2014 8:55 PM
|Jenna Langston||Joseph & Edwina Hammitt|
Thank you SO much for providing the photos for Joe & Edwina's stones. I am very much indebted to you!
Thanks for the additional information.
Added by Rich on Nov 23, 2014 2:37 AM
|Frank Krempel||Henry Becker #51122941 at Wunder|
I have been trying to get some info on my 2nd great grandfather, Henry Becker. I came across this Henry Becker and things seem to fit. His wife was Margaret and I see the same style headstone on Margret Becker's grave.
The mystery: Wunder says they have no record of this burial. Henry Becker or Henry Begker.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks in advance for your time.
Thank you for the transfer!
|J. Ramey||Emily & William Winegar|
Jessica, thank you so very much for finding and taking the photo of My Uncle Jim's parents memorial. People like yourself are a blessing, to take your time and effort to help other people link with family. Thank so very much.
Added by J. Ramey on Oct 26, 2014 5:30 PM
|Jo Murphie||Mary Morgan|
Mary "Mollie" Morgan, 2nd wife of Granville Elliott Morgan, was the daughter of Abner Granville Morgan, 1828-1883 and his 1st wife Mary McGlasson, 1839-1871. Abner was a Baptist minister. He married Isabelle Simpson after Mary's death.
Mollie & Granville had another daughter not linked on her Findagrave memorial - Jessie May Morgan. I have no information on whether she married.
There was another Abner Morgan in the vicinity at about the same time, who is easy to confuse with Abner G. I have given you both of Abner G's wives to help differentiate there two men.
Hope this helps. If you have further questions, feel free to ask.
|Brad and Lyn||Bohemian Nat'l Cemetery|
Hello, Sorry I hadn't removed my photo request for Clara Mika yet. I have written Bohemian Nat'l and am awaiting response. I thought I would let you know for information in your bio that Bohemain Nat'l will not give plot information over the phone. They require that you send a request via post, not email, with your request. That might help others save some time.
Thank you, Lyn
|Monique Whitman||Baby Boy Jannisch in BNC|
Thanks for trying to fill another one of my troublesome photo requests. The baby must have been moved when his grandmother (Frances Cespivo Korinek Holub) was moved to another part of the BNC. I have checked with the office multiple times and I guess this poor baby was just lost in the shuffle.
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