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Jessica Goforth (#46514540)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 13 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.

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 and over 80 photo requests. Contact:
I just started photographing Wunder's, and hope to have it completed within a year.

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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Henry Marsh
Chicago cemeteries
Thank you for photographing Chicago cemeteries.
If I still lived there, I would pitch in and help.
Good luck!
Added by Henry Marsh on Apr 07, 2014 10:34 AM
Nancy Mattox
John Cabri
Hello, I'm wondering if I can have your permission to use John Cabri gravestone picture for my family tree, will give you credit for taking the photo.

Nancy Mattox
Added by Nancy Mattox on Apr 04, 2014 10:10 PM
Barbara Samans
Evelyn Kaub
OK if you would not mind talking a picture of her 'general'area I sure would appreciate that!
Added by Barbara Samans on Apr 04, 2014 9:12 AM
Barbara Samans
Evelyn Kaub
Hi and thanks but is there any way to get a picture of her grave site since there is no grave to photograph? A place of burial is what I would like to get if possible even though here is no grave stone. Thanks if you can do that for me. I have no looked at her find a grave site yet so there just might be what I want there now but if there is not can you get one of her burial place for me? Much appreciated ....all your help..

Added by Barbara Samans on Apr 03, 2014 9:28 AM
Ellen Notbohm
Satter graves
Thank you so very much for these photos -- the aunt I loved and the uncle I never knew.
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Mar 30, 2014 4:40 PM
debi wilkerson
Augusta Meyers
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a picture of Augusta Meyers, she is my great grandmother. i have been there with my father when he was alive in the 80s but never thought of taken a picture then. thank you
Added by debi wilkerson on Mar 30, 2014 3:16 PM
Gerry Yates
Donna French Krebs
I just want to say that the angels came to earth and left you here. Thank you so much for the pic of my mother Donna French Krebs plot.
Added by Gerry Yates on Mar 30, 2014 8:43 AM
Remember Them Always
Thank you very much for contacting the cemetery and finding out that Jergen's grave is unmarked. I greatly appreciate your help! =)
Added by Remember Them Always on Mar 29, 2014 9:38 PM
Laura Stevers
Thanks for helping me! The obit is great and the dates for Irene Beatrice Stevers as well.
She was so darling, you can see her on her memorial page that I manage as well as her parents. Laura
Added by Laura Stevers on Mar 23, 2014 11:45 PM
Laura Stevers
Hi Jessica, Thanks so much for helping me in the search for my grandfather Fred's headstone.
Is Irene Stevers stone next to Martin and Sarah Stevers big headstone?
What would keep them from accidently digging where his unmarked grave is? Could his name be on the back of of Martins?
Could you give me a better photo of Irene's. I'd like to to know date of death so I can try to find her obit. She was only 5 1/2. I want to know how she died. Rumors were spine disease or bad milk. Maybe it was polio?
Was this common that a person would not have a marked grave? I wonder if his wife Ida Laura had his body sent to San Diego CA. Where she moved shortly after he died. I'll look into it. Laura Stevers/ Updike
Added by Laura Stevers on Mar 22, 2014 6:23 PM
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