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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 24 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!

Chicago Cemeteries:

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:

Jewish Graceland Cemetery: Approximately 3,000 burials. I have photographed all legible headstones in this cemetery. Unfortunately, about 1/4 of the cemetery's headstones are toppled, broken or too old and weather worn to read. If you are looking for someone listed that does not have a headstone photo, please PM me and I'll try to find it.

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

Mount Olive Cemetery: Over 200 photo requests. Contact:

Rosehill Cemetery: Over 200,000 burials and over 500 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 Henry Catholic Cemetery: Please contact Calvary Cemetery regarding burial records:

Saint Luke Cemetery: Over 25,000 burials and over 60 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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Messages left for Jessica Goforth (214)[Leave Message]
Taking picture
Thank you for taking the time and taking the picture of one of my loved ones.
Added by Gale on Sep 01, 2014 9:12 AM
Carpenter Photos
Hi - thank you so much for the photos that you posted for the Carpenter's. I really do appreciate the effort you made!

Thank you!
Stacey Olsen
Added by solsen8 on Sep 01, 2014 4:42 AM
David and Laura Eiklor
Thanks for the input on their place of burial (Acacia Park Cemetery, Cook Co., IL). Others had had trouble locating the graves. I corrected their place of burial and requested photos.

Thank you for your efforts for Findagrave.
Added by Paul on Aug 31, 2014 8:07 PM
RE: Nick Vaitsas

Do you ever catch the lady who keeps the records for Union Grove at the office? My great grandfather is buried there in an unmarked grave. A few years ago I got a hold of her and she was going to send me a copy of his burial record with his grave site listed on it, but never did. I wondered if you did see her if you could get it for me. I would be happy to reimburse you.


Added by Justine on Aug 31, 2014 6:07 PM
Nick Vaitsas #130822649
Thank you Jessica for the photos of Nick's grave. I guess I didn't wait long enough for the headstone to be put on.

Added by Justine on Aug 31, 2014 5:03 PM
Headstone for Abe Pollack
Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to photograph and put this headstone on findagrave. I truly appreciate it.
Leah and Bob

Added by leahandbob on Aug 31, 2014 4:09 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Eisendrath, etc.
Thank you so much for sending me the location of the cemeteries! I appreciate it very much -- Have a great day!
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Aug 23, 2014 11:21 AM
Rambow memorials
Hi - thank you for attempting to find their memorials. I also appreciate the additional information on where to go next.

Thank you very much for your help!
Stacey Olsen
Added by solsen8 on Aug 19, 2014 5:26 PM
Alzbeta Zima
Thank you for searching. I will try to call the cemetery to confirm the location & ask if her grave is unmarked.
Added by rvrosengren on Aug 19, 2014 12:12 PM
Monique Whitman
Kunstmann Graves in BNC, Sec. 34
Thank you for trying to take pictures of the Kunstmann graves in the Bohemian National Cemetery. I found out that the headstones are covered by a large yew bush. I am a native of Arizona so I can't say that I know what a yew bush even looks like! But I appreciate your efforts and the picture of section 34 is beautiful.
Added by Monique Whitman on Aug 18, 2014 9:12 PM
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