Cook County and Chicago Death Records Indexes
Obituaries and Death Notices in Chicago Newspapers
- Currently Offline: Historical Cook County Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates from the Cook County Clerk
Obituaries and Death Notices in Cook County Newspapers (outside of Chicago)
Chicago and Cook County Probate Records and Indexes
Cook County Cemeteries with Burial Indexes
Chicago and Cook County Medical Examiner and Coroner Indexes and Records
Chicago and Cook County Miscellaneous Death Indexes
Illinois Full State Death Indexes
Obtaining Copies of Cook County and Illinois Vital Records
- Chicago and Illinois Newspapers Obituaries Archive (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee) includes...
- Chicago Sun-Times Obituaries (1986-Current)
- Chicago Tribune Obituaries (1985-Current)
- Obituaries from several local newspapers in other Cook County cities (coverage varies by newspaper)
- Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994, Digitized Microfilm from FamilySearch These records can only be accessed online at a Family History Center, a FamilySearch affiliate library or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. You might try using the vital records or death indexes listed at the top of this page to find the person's date of death. Or try the Illinois full state death indexes listed just above.