Databases -- Library Lookups
"Vital Records From Chicago Newspapers"
Our Society has created a composite index to this seven-volume set of books which contain
genealogical data extracted from Chicago newspapers published from 1833 through 1848.
Lengthy articles such as obituaries and accident reports were
abstracted. The events took
place in Cook County as well as many of the northern counties in Illinois. The online index
gives the following information: surname, 1st name, place, event, page number, year. The place
can be either where the event took
place or where someone was from. The event can be
i.e. a marrriage, a death, a court action, etc.
Here is one example of an item on page 79 in the 1847 book, and the corresponding entries
in the database:
Watchman of the Prairies November 30, 1847. Died. On the 26th ult., of congestive fever,
at the residence of Mr. J. W. Hooker, in this city, Benjamin R. Dodge, aged 21 years, son of
Mr. Peter J. Dodge, of Perkins Grove, Bureau Co.
- Dodge, Benjamin R. / Chicago / Death / 79 / 1847
- Dodge, Peter J. / Perkins Grove, Bureau Co / Death / 79 / 1847
- Hooker, J.W. / Chicago / Death / 79 / 1847
You can get the complete information about a specific person by having our Society look up
the information for you. This lookup service is free to our members, who may fill out and
submit the online member database lookup form..
This lookup service is now available to non-members, who must print out the
database lookup form and send it with $5.00 to:
Chicago Genealogical Society, Attn: Library Lookups, P.O. Box 1160, Chicago IL 60690-1160.
NOTE: Do not waste our time or yours! Submit a request ONLY for a year or a person
that is in this index. Frivolous requests will not be answered.
Please do not submit more than one lookup form at a time; and you must wait for a response
before submitting any more requests.
Access this database by choosing one of the following sections of the alphabet.
Use the Back button on your browser to return to this index.
|| Bringle-Burlan|| Burley-Carson
|| Carter-Clark, P.
|| Clark, R.-Cookson
|| Cool-Davis, G.
|| Davis, H.-Dooley
|| Huntley-Jones, E.
|| Jones, F.-Kimball, H.
|| Kimball, J.-Large
|| May-Miller, H.
|| Miller, J.-Nevins
|| Ralph-Roberts, P.
|| Roberts, S.-Sadler
|| Thomson-Van Dyke
|| Van Etta-Waters
|| Wild-Wright, J.
|| Wright, L.-Zuch
This page was updated on 24 August 2003.
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