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                    Learn More About CD-ROM VERSION OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE OBITS
                                    Cook County, Illinois

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Information contributed for use in Cook County ILGenWeb (from Cook-Co-L mail-list)
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        by Cook County ILGenWeb Coordinator(s), Jan 2001




WHEN WILL THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE OBITS ON CD-ROM BE AVAILABLE ?
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Folks ask me about this CD daily; the rumor started by hopeful
genealogists on a mailing list a few years ago, and if memory serves me
correctly it was '97 or '98.

The Trib announced they would start selling the 1985 to present editions
on CD, someone posted that it would make it easier for folks to find
stories and obits for recent deaths.

In a matter of days it turned into this rumor that won't go away.

I called the Tribune Archives department.  Actually when you call the main
number and ask for the Archives Dept. they transfer you to the Gift Store.

The man I spoke to said that they have many requests for old news articles
on CD and may someday go back further than 1985 with complete editions but
there are NO plans to do it in the near future and there are NO plans
(nor has there ever been) to do an Obit only CD.


For further info, please see the Chicago Tribune Archives link listed on our
RESOURCE page under the NEWSPAPER category.


(MANY thanks to Susan Tortoreli for providing this info)




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