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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
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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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Martens/Union Ridge
thank you for the photos
Added by Bev on May 18, 2015 4:04 PM
George Barnes Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by kck on May 18, 2015 2:03 PM
Frank Krempel
RE: Henry Becker
Found them. Thank you so much.
Frank Krempel
Added by Frank Krempel on May 10, 2015 1:33 PM
Also, thanks for the photos for Frank and Ella Velan.

Added by Nan on Apr 28, 2015 2:44 PM
Frank Vavro
Thank you for the photos for Mr. Vavro's memorial.

Added by Nan on Apr 28, 2015 2:38 PM
RE: Mary Lusch Long
You're quite welcome!
Added by wrightklw on Apr 16, 2015 5:28 PM
Sharon Hutchins
RE: Wohlrab/Kenneth/Teichtler
Thank you for doing this for me. It looks like a beautiful cemetery. I hope some day we can put headstones on every one.
Take care, Sharon Wohlrab Hutchins
Added by Sharon Hutchins on Apr 11, 2015 5:25 PM
Rob Podlasek
Susan Biegler grave
I will happily fulfill your photo request for Susan Biegler in Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul if you will contact the cemetery office and get a grave location and confirm that there is a stone. Their number is (651) 224-2366.
Added by Rob Podlasek on Apr 08, 2015 6:33 PM
Frank Krempel
Correction, section 2.
Added by Frank Krempel on Apr 03, 2015 7:46 AM
Frank Krempel
RE: Henry Becker
Thank you so much. I have had very good service from the folks at Wunders but this was kind of a dead end. I was planning on taking a trip there and looking myself. Knowing it is in section 1 will help a great deal. Henry was my second great grand father.
Frank Krempel
Added by Frank Krempel on Apr 02, 2015 6:44 PM
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