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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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|Jan Burns||RE: Rabbi Markus and Julia Bonheim|
It looks like you made the transfer already. Do you need to do anything else? I have photos of portraits of the Bonheims that I will attach to their memorials. Check back sometime if you want to see what they looked like. And thank you again for the work that you do. I am so impressed!
|Phillip||Matthew Fortune - Calvary, Milwaukee|
No tombstones, just a plot corner marker.
I photograph a number of plots trying to find them. I walk by that plot corner a number of times and never looked at it.
Added by Phillip on Sep 18, 2015 7:41 AM
|Jan Burns||RE: Bonheim|
Yes I'd like to do that. Can you direct me as to where, how I can enter that information.
|Jan Burns||RE: Rabbi Markus and Julia Bonheim|
What does that entail managing the memorial? I have a cousin living in Chicago who discovered the tombstone with me. She made an etching of it and considered planting something there. Perhaps she would take on this job if I know what is required.
|Jan Burns||Bonheim graves in Graceland|
I was doing some research on Ancestry.com tonight and happened upon the photo you took of my great-great grandparents tombstone (Julia and Rabbi Marcus Bonheim) in Jewish Graceland Chicago. What a wonderful thing you have done. Thank you so much! I live in California but discovered they were buried there through my research. On a trip to Chicago in 2008, I went with a cousin to the cemetery to see if we could find the tombstone. Because of dedicated volunteers like you, we had enough information to find it. It was a special moment to sit in the cemetery beside their tombstone. Thank you for the work you have done.
Jan Berlfein Burns
Would you please consider transferring Memorials #127867399 (Thomas White) and #237867703 Frances White.
These 2 people are my wife's granduncle and grandaunt.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Jim & Susie Ivey
Find A Grave # 47258311
Added by Jim Ivey on Sep 15, 2015 9:26 PM
|Remember Them Always||Johnson|
Thank you for the information regarding Jergen. I greatly appreciate it! =)
|Tom H.||Joseph E. Kosach|
Thank you for making the extra effort to photograph this soldier's grave marker. I also appreciate that you submitted an edit to update his birth and death dates on the Memorial page.
Added by Tom H. on Sep 13, 2015 2:15 PM
|Bev||Lena D Lewis|
Thank you for attempting to find a grave marker for Lena Lewis. I based her place of burial in Union Ridge Cemetery from information found in the Chicago Tribune newspaper article dated August 5, 1903. I appreciate your efforts!
Added by Bev on Sep 13, 2015 10:49 AM
|Linda Claxton||RE: Perkins|
You're very welcome.
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