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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!
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: http://www.gracelandcemetery.org/pages/genealogy.html
Irving Park Cemetery: 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. Contact: http://www.montrosecemetery.com/Contact_Us.html
Mount Greenwood Cemetery: Contact: 773-233-0136
Mount Hope Cemetery: Contact: 708-371-2818
Mount Olive Cemetery: 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: 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: http://www.catholiccemeterieschicago.org/genealogicalsearch.php
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: 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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|David||RE: Re: Statue|
Thank you very much. Calvary Shrine, Sacred Heart Seminary, Stone Park That is it exactly!
Added by David on Nov 29, 2015 1:49 PM
My family is originally form the Chicago area (Cicero, Downers Grove...) I am researching some old family photographs, one of which has a statue of a crucifix in it. Notes on the photograph indicate October 1940 and Melrose Park. The statue is similar to the image portrayed at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Netherlandish_-_The_Crucifixion_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
I can email you the actual photograph if I can get your email address.
I have been searching via the Internet and Google Earth, but I am unable to locate anything. I'd like to know if you are familiar with such a statue, current or no longer in existence.
Thanks - David
Added by David on Nov 29, 2015 1:12 AM
|Ellen Spertus||Thank you|
Thank you for the pictures of my great-grandparents' graves.
|Karen Souhrada||RE: Alzbeta|
Thank you Jessica, for all that you do!
|Karen Souhrada||Alzbeta Elizabeth (Souhrada) Pecha|
I find a mention that Alzbeta was the daughter of James Souhrada and that she was born in Pisek, CZ. I am wondering where you got this bio information? My husband descends from Souhrada, also born in Pisek...very interested!
Karen Souhrada email@example.com
|Justin Woodwell||Harold Ramis|
Thank you, Jessica, for finally finding Harold's final resting place and giving those of us not able to visit an opportunity to grieve online.
|L.W. Kelley||RE: Alex Bereskin|
Thank you, Jessica!
|L.W. Kelley||Alex Bereskin at Waldheim|
Alex Bereskin was my relative. May I please manage his memorial? It's 131720508.
My member number is 47579209.
Linda Wolfe Kelley
|Barbara Arend||RE: Alfred and Irma Polome|
Thank you so much! Barb
Thanks for taking and posting the pictures of my great-great-grandparents headstones. I am in the process of submitting John Borgarding for a Chicago Genealogy Society Pioneer Chicagoan Certificate. I realized I had his and his wife's burial dates and location, and wondered if there was any more information since I looked it up several years ago!
PS - I love that you use the gospel of John's account of Jesus answer on the Resurrection. I chose Psalm 61:5b: "Thou has given me the heritage of those that fear Thy name" as my verse.
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