The Chicago Genealogical Society has published a number of books to to aid in your genealogical research.

The Chicago Genealogical Society has published a number of books to to aid in your genealogical research. If you would like to purchase one of these books, please fill out the form here. You may pay online after you have submitted the form, or send a check made out to:

Chicago Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1160
Chicago, IL 60690-1160


Chicago Cemetery Records 1847-1863

Chicago Cemetery Records 1847-1863 published by the Chicago Genealogical SocietyThis hard cover publication includes sexton’s reports and certificates, treasurer receipts, deeds, and undertakers’ reports. Between 1842 and 1866 the city of Chicago owned and operated the Chicago City Cemetery near Clark Street and North Avenue, now the site of Lincoln Park. The sale of lots was a major revenue source for the city. Monthly reports were filed with the Committee on Wharves & Public Grounds. These reports included the amount of the sale, the purchaser, and the location of the lot. Undertakers were required to file reports in 1863. Among the information in these reports was the name of the decedent, the day of death, age, residence, cause of death, and place of birth. This publication includes transcriptions of the records, maps, an index of names, Oak Woods Cemetery removals, and old Catholic cemetery records. PRICE: reduced to $25.00






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