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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
 member for 13 years, 3 months, 19 days
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I am a photo volunteer for Chicago. I love genealogy and enjoy helping others find photos of the resting places of their ancestors.

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: Contact: 773-625-7800

All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery: Contact: 773-380-7131

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

Bohemian National Cemetery: Over 120,000 burials. 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. Contact:

Irving Park Cemetery: 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. Contact:

Mount Greenwood Cemetery: Contact: 773-233-0136

Mount Hope Cemetery: Contact: 708-371-2818

Mount Olive Cemetery: Contact:

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

Oak Woods Cemetery: 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. 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. Contact 773-588-0049

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery: Contact: 773-276-5080

Union Ridge Cemetery: Approximately 8,000 burials. A book by the Chicago Genealogical Society lists all known burials (as of 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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Stephanie Boswell
Ernest Willoughby
I visited Portland cemetery today and concentrated in the area that had mainly infants buried. I did not see your stone for Ernest Willoughby. I will continue searching the cemetery as the weather and my work schedule permits.
Added by Stephanie Boswell on Mar 21, 2015 1:36 PM
Robert Miller
William (CALVIN) Culpepper His Memorial
"Thank You"

I truly and I dearly thank you for the wonderful transfer of William "Calvin" Culpepper his memorial. You are a blessing.

My Uncle and Aunt both age 90 and were married 65 years last year thought I put My Uncle Calvin Culpepper on line and I was checking and both My Uncle & Aunt said you had better become the owner of his memorial or they would have NOTHING to do with me any more. YOU ARE A BLESSING.

I Added Your Wonderful Name As My Friend On This Wonderful Site

I Also Request And Want To Say To You, Thank You For Beening A Member Of This Wonderful Site

May Our Lord Continue To Bless You And Your Family.

Blessings In Christ Always,

Robert Miller
Added by Robert Miller on Mar 17, 2015 5:27 PM
RE: Chashkes
Thank you, I've done that.
Added by 1978Owl on Mar 01, 2015 5:58 PM
Andrea Steffan
Thank you
Dear Jessica,

I can not thank you enough for the work that you do to assist people in locating their family members. This evening I found the graves of my great grand parents. Thanks to the photos you painstakingly took and and cataloged and posted I was able to see a picture of my paternal grandfather's father as there is one on his headstone. No other photos of him survived. I sent the link to my dad so he can see the grandfather he never met.

Thank you doesn't really express the depth of the gratitude I feel, and yet, thank you!

With love and gratitude,

Added by Andrea Steffan on Feb 15, 2015 8:21 PM
Need Your Help

I own a cemetery in Illinois and am an avid genealogist. Your work is amazing! Thank you!

I have a personal question for you I would rather not leave here. If you would, please email me at

I hope to hear from you!
Added by LeNette on Jan 16, 2015 2:08 PM
Angel Marie Jacoby
Bruno & Adele Schamberger
Hi. May I use your headstone photo of Bruno Schamberger (#51124411) & his second wife Adele (#51124410) in my family tree, please? Thank you.
Added by Angel Marie Jacoby on Jan 04, 2015 11:34 AM
Farrar and related families
Thank you So Much.
Added by Farrar and related famili... on Jan 02, 2015 2:41 PM
Sean Trank
Regarding memorial # 132631774, Sean Trank is buried at Hills of Eternity Cemetery, not Home of Peace. They are virtually the same place. There is a road that divides the cemetery, and the north side is Home of Peace and the south side is Hills of Eternity. I do not know if it is possible to edit a findagrave memorial to change the cemetery. It may be necessary to delete the memorial and re-enter it.
Added by ----- on Dec 25, 2014 12:49 AM
Iroquois Theater
Maude Ganong Smith, #130208604, was a casualty of the fire along with her daughter Maurine (Maurine is already included in your list). She is listed simply as Mrs Smith on the Eastland Memorial we site.
Added by BobH on Dec 09, 2014 9:28 AM
Gene Meier
RE: Koch Family
Many thanks, Jessica!
"Erie & Wabash" is in River North, near Lambert Tree Studios.
Added by Gene Meier on Dec 05, 2014 12:24 AM
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