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Jessica (#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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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:

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.
Added by Ellen Spertus on Nov 24, 2015 5:52 AM
Karen Souhrada
RE: Alzbeta
Thank you Jessica, for all that you do!
Added by Karen Souhrada on Nov 14, 2015 10:06 AM
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
Added by Karen Souhrada on Nov 13, 2015 10:22 PM
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.

- Justin
Added by Justin Woodwell on Nov 08, 2015 2:36 AM
L.W. Kelley
RE: Alex Bereskin
Thank you, Jessica!
Added by L.W. Kelley on Nov 07, 2015 5:53 PM
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.

Thenk you!

Linda Wolfe Kelley
Added by L.W. Kelley on Nov 06, 2015 10:44 AM
Barbara Arend
RE: Alfred and Irma Polome
Thank you so much! Barb
Added by Barbara Arend on Oct 24, 2015 2:41 PM
Debbie Craig
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!

Debbie Craig

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.
Added by Debbie Craig on Oct 09, 2015 3:49 PM
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