Obituaries from the Chicago Tribune (1849 - present)

must provide surname, first name, and date (month, day, and year) of death.
Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

COST: $2.50 per name plus postage to be paid upon receipt. Indicate maximum amount to be spent.

If found, will snail mail (US Postal Service) the page with their obituary.  

Jr. Bradshaw

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Obituaries from the Chicago Times (1855 to March 1901)

must provide surname, first name, and date (month, day, and year) of death.
Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

COST: $2.50 per name plus postage to be paid upon receipt. Indicate maximum amount to be spent.

If found, will snail mail (US Postal Service) the page with their obituary.  

Jr. Bradshaw

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Obituaries from the Chicago Sun Times (Feb 1948 to Present)

must provide surname, first name, and date (month, day, and year) of death.
Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

COST: $2.50 per name plus postage to be paid upon receipt. Indicate maximum amount to be spent.

If found, will snail mail (US Postal Service) the page with their obituary.  

Jr. Bradshaw

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Chicago Birth Registers, 1871-1916
Birth register entries include information such as the child's name (if named) and birth date, parents' names including maiden name of mother, address, number of children born to the mother, father's occupation, and name of person making the return. To do the lookup, I will first search the Birth Record Index, 1871-1916, and then, if I find an entry, I will then make a photocopy of the actual record. Note: Not all births were registered during this time period; I may not be able to find an entry, even if the person WAS born in Chicago.

To request lookups, please email the following information:

Name of child:
Date of birth (exact or approximate):
Father's name:
Mother's name:
Alternate surname spellings you'd like me to check:
Your Mailing Address:

Cost: $3.00 for photocopy of 2-page birth entry (includes copies and postage). No cost if nothing is found.

Cynthia

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Cook County Marriage Licenses Index, 1871-1916/Marriage Licenses
If I find a name in the index, I will also look for the marriage license. The Family History Center that I visit has many, but not all, of the marriage license microfilms in its indefinite loan collection.

To request lookups, please email the following information:

Name of groom:
Name of bride:
Date of marriage (exact or an approximate year):
Alternate surname spellings you'd like me to check:
Certificate number if you have already located the marriage
in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900)
Your Mailing Address:

Cost: $2.50 for each marriage license found or, if the marriage license film isn't immediately available, Option 1: $1.50 for a copy of index page with certificate number (mailed along with information on how to obtain the film that the actual license should be on) or Option 2: $3.50 (the cost for film requests at my local FHC) if you'd like me to obtain the license for you. No cost if nothing is found. Note: Cook County marriage licenses do not provide parents' names.

Cynthia

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Chicago Death Certificates, 1878 - 1945
provide name of deceased and date/place of death, if known
Be sure to include your name and mailing address
Certificates were microfilmed by the Family History Library in Salt Lake and
I have access to many, but not all, of the films
Cost: $2.00 per certificate + postage, if found; payment is due upon receipt.

Cynthia

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Obituaries from the Chicago Daily News July 1876 - February 1978; the Chicago Tribune 1849 - present; and the Chicago Sun Times Dec 1941 - June 1959

Please provide surname, given name, location and date of death.

COST: $3.00 per name and a SASE - Prepaid

Photocopy of obit returned by snail-mail. Lookup report sent if obit cannot be located.

Laura Aanenson

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News articles from the Chicago Tribune Newspaper (1849-present)
must provide surname, first name, and date of incident.
Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

SASE requested - will return if nothing found
COST: $5.00 with date & $10.00 with just month & year. Charge is for research so is due whether something is found or not.
PLEASE INDICATE MAXIMUM DOLLAR AMOUNT YOU WANT TO SPEND!!!
Payment is due upon receipt, thanks.

Marianne

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Cook County Death Certificates, 1871-1915
The Family History Center that I visit has many (but not all) of these certificates on microfilm.

If you email me the name of deceased, the date of death, and the certificate number from the Cook County Death Index, 1871-1916 (microfiche) or the Pre-1916 Illinois State Death Index (a work in progress; not complete), I will let you know promptly whether or not I can do the lookup.

Cost: $3.00/lookup. No cost if nothing is found. Payment due upon receipt.

Cynthia

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Cook County Death Index, 1871-1916
Parts of this index are now available in the Pre -1916 Illinois State Death Index, but I can make photocopies from the microfiche index if you need letters of the alphabet that aren't currently available there.

To request copies, let me know if you'd like all entries for a particular surname or entries for a specific given name and surname, and any alternate spellings you'd like me to copy. Please include your mailing address so that I can fulfill your request quickly.

Cost: $1.50 for each surname or given name/surname requested (includes photocopy + postage) + $.25 each for additional photocopies (if surname covers more than one page or if you'd like alternate spellings). Payment due upon receipt.

Cynthia

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Chicago Birth Registers, 1871-1915
Registers of Births Outside Chicago, 1878-1894

The register entries include information such as the address where birth occurred, the nativity and ages of parents, the father's occupation, the mother's maiden name, and the number of children born to the mother--essentially the same information that is found on birth certificates.

If you email me the name of child, the date of birth, and the identification number from the Cook County Birth Index, 1871-1916, along with your mailing address, I will look for the 2-page birth register entry.

Cost: $3.00/2-page birth register entry. No charge if nothing is found. Payment due upon receipt.

Cynthia

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Cook County Birth Index, 1871-1916
This index provides the name and birth date of the child (or first initial of father and given name of mother, if the child wasn't named at birth) and an identification number which can be used to find birth register entries or birth certificates on microfilms that are available through Family History Centers.

To request copies, let me know if you'd like all entries for a particular surname or entries for a specific given name and surname, and any alternate spellings you'd like me to copy. Please include your mailing address so that I can fulfill your request quickly.

Cost: $1.50 for each surname or given name/surname requested (includes photocopy + postage) + $.25 each for additional photocopies (if surname covers more than one page or if you'd like alternate spellings). Payment due upon receipt.

Cynthia

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Cook County Marriage Licenses
The Family History Center that I visit has many (but not all) of the early Cook County marriage licenses on microfilm.

If you email me the names of bride and groom, along with the date and license number from the Illino is Statewide Marriage Index, I will let you know promptly whether or not I can do the lookup. Unlike licenses from some Illinois counties, Cook County licenses do not provide parents' names.

Cost: $3.00/lookup. No cost if nothing is found. Payment due upon receipt.

Cynthia

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Obituaries from the Chicago Tribune Newspaper (1849-present)
must provide surname, first name, and date of death.
Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

SASE requested - will return if nothing found
COST: $5.00 with date of death or interment & $10.00 with just month & year. Charge is for research so is due whether something is found or not.
PLEASE INDICATE MAXIMUM DOLLAR AMOUNT YOU WANT TO SPEND!!!
Payment is due upon receipt, thanks.

Marianne

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