Cook County and Chicago Death Records Indexes
Obituaries and Death Notices in Chicago Newspapers
Obituaries and Death Notices in Cook County Newspapers (outside of Chicago)
- Currently Offline: Historical Cook County Vital Records - Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates from the Cook County Clerk
Chicago and Cook County Probate Records and Indexes
Cook County Cemeteries with Burial Indexes
- Barrington Courier-Review Deaths, 1890-2006 (also has births and marriages; some entries may be missing)
- Blue Island Sun Standard Obituaries Index, 1919-1969 has name and year of death for each entry
- Glenview Public Library Obituary Index
- Indian Prairie Public Library Obituary Index, 1972-2018 (with gaps) PDF file; for Burr Ridge, Darien and Willowbrook, Illinois
- Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index, 1885-2002 from FamilySearch
- Melrose Park Local Death Notices and Obituaries Index
- Oak Lawn - Obituaries from Local Oak Lawn Newspapers, 1985-present
- Park Ridge Public Library Obituaries Index
- Skokie Obituary Index, 1960-present
- Wilmette Public Library Genealogy and Local History Collection includes obituaries and death notices for various years, and other items
- Southern Cook County Obituaries, ca. 1970-1990 from FamilySearch; compiled by the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society
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 Cemeteries...
- Cook County Cemeteries (outside of Chicago)...
- Military Burials...
- Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Digitized Microfilm from FamilySearch You might be able to obtain some Cook County death certificates online from FamilySearch. However, 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.