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 [There have been many updates made to the site over the years, these are just the most recent ones...]

October 2016:  IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN:  HAUNTED CHICAGO
June 2016: obits for TULEY, DAVIES, CASEL, CROWE, MANDERNACK, BOONE, BARRON, FRANKLIN, PIERZCHALSKI, GRIFFIN, WESBEY, THINTON, ST.GEORGE, JAGOW.  Marriage announcement for WOODMAN-KING  Bios for MAHER, CLARK, BAYLIES;  Marriage record for SAPRANAUSKAS-PAULAUSKAS


Nov 2015: Naturalization Records  -- Obits for ADOMAITIS, AHRENS, ALLEN, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANTONSON, BALAISAS, BASILE, BAUER, BLACKWELL, BRAND, BROECKER, BRUZAS, BRYAN, BUHL, BURTIS, CALLAHAN, CARLYLE, CERVELLI, CHRISTENSEN, CIPRIANI, CLARKE, CLEMAGE, COHN, CONWAY, CRESAP, DAL COROBBO, DECAMP, DIBENEDETTO, DOMICO, DRUST, EMERY, FARBER, FISHER, FITZSIMMONS, FOLEY, FREEMAN, FRELK, GAPINSKI, GAVENIS, GERTZ, GETZ, GIDDINGS, GLOWACKI, GOLDSBERRY, GOUWENS, GRADASSI, HARTRAY, HENDERSON, HIERA, HOFFMAN, HOLLINGS, HUMMEL, JAFFEE, JEDINAK, JONES, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, KELLY, KENNEDY, KIRKLEY,  KOBLER, KOLODZINSKI, KOSINSKI, KOZLIK, KRAVITZ, KURPIEL, LAPORTA, LARSON, LASSEN, LAVINE, LAZARSKI, LILLEY, LIPINSKI, MAHONEY, MANLEY, MARTENS, MARTINO, MASON, MCCARTHY, MCDONALD, MCKIBBIN, MENZ, MERKEL, MULLER, MURRAY, MYERS, NELSON, NEWELL, NOGA, NORDMEIER, NORMAN, NOVAK, OLSON, ORNBURN, OVERBAY, POLINSKI, PRESTLY, PRINCIPATO, PRZYBYLSKI, RAHN, REED, REIDY, RENKAL, RETTINGER, RIZZO, ROESSLER, ROSEQUIST, ROSS, RUPPERT, RUSCIANO, RUTKOFSKI, RYAN, SANTORIA, SCHWEISTHAL, SCULLY, SEBASTIAN, SHIMUK, SIEPAK, SITTS, SNYDER, STARON, STAUDENMAYER, STEVENS, STUMM, SZERSZEN, TAYLOR, THOMAS, TROTTA, URBAN, URSEL, VENEZIA, VICKERS, WALERCZYK, WALKER, WALLACE, WALLER, WENDLAND, WESSELS, WITT, WITTY, WOOD, WYMAN, YOCHEM, ZABINSKI, ZARZYCKI -- Death Records for BERINSTEIN, GIBBS; Marriage Record for BERNSTEIN

June 2015:  
obits for STEWART, GARRETT, CRESWELL, LEM.  Marriage announcements for MONTGOMERY-MCCLELLAND, WILLIAMS-BERRY;  Silver Anniversary story for HYNDSHAW-WALKER;  Crime news for GOODMAN, SOSPAH; Naturalization Records

May 2015:
obits for LARMON, MCFARLAND, WILLIAMS, ANDERSON, REGAN, DONOUGHUE, BRENAN, JEVNE, WHITE, TRACEY, WOOD, FRISBIE, STEARLEN, NUMETZ, BUTLER, MILLER, MEDILL, REDDICK, KINNEY, O'HARA, LENAHAN; Naturalization Records

Mar 2015:

KINZIE, NASH bio; obit for GRIEF, LENAHAN
Naturalization Records


Feb 2015:
Naturalization Records
Poll Lists (voters) in the 1833, 1834 and 1835 elections.
1833 Chicago Tax List
obits for DAYTON, DANDURAND, KLEIN, LYNCH
Death Cert. info for HOFFMAN


Jan 2015:
Crime News; obits: CLOSELY, TICHENOR, BROWN, WENTWORTH, MURPHY, OLNEY, STEWART; Marriage Announcements: KOSTA-MCFALL, DAVENPORT-CHURCH ILL, JOHNSON-DICKINSON, DEBONNEVILLE-DODGE



Nov 2014:
Obits for SCOTT, DEANE, HAZARD, HUSTED, HEIMBACH, SHAY, SHEHAN, STENGER, MELOY, VANPATTEN, MUELEEN; 1846 Fire News Story; 1846 Stage accident news story; Class of 1865-66 at Eastman busines college; Marriage announcements of PELLEGRINI - CUDAHY and CUDAHY-COCHRAN

Aug 2014
bios for WALSH, HEALY; obit for LOW, STUMPF;  Marriage Announcements for WOOD-STRINGER, KING-MORRISON

February 2013:  
Obits for POWERS, GENTILE, BUTLER, BROWN, EGAN, FRANK, RUTH, COLLINS;  
Marriage Announcements for JOHNSON-DICKENSON, DAVENPORT-CHURCHILL

December 2013:
CALKINS obit; Marriage announcement, KELLER-MORE

November 2013:
TAYLOR obit

October 2013:
obits for JENKINSON, VANVLACK;  Crime news for KELLY; 1883 Pensioners

July 2013:
obits for ALDEN, AYER, BOYD, BROWN, BALDWIN, BOARDMAN, BRADLEY, CHENEY, CORBIN, CRAM, DANFORTH, DUTTON, EVANS, FARRAR, FAY, FIFIELD, FOSTER, FREEMAN, HIGGINS, HUTCHINSON, JOHNSON, KENDALL, LANE, MARBLE, MODICA, NOYES, NUTT, PARKER, PERKINS, SHOREY, STIMPSON, WHITCOMB, WHITE, WILDER, WILLARD, HANSEN, DEERE


May 2013:
Political news re: RICE; obits for BENZ, SHIELDS, BEIN, BOGNER, BALLINGALL, BARBER, BEERS, BURCH, WILSEY

Apr 2013
PAINTER crime news;  BROWN obit; Burial info for GOLD in Westlawn Cem; TAYLOR in Waldheim Cem; CARLSON in All Saints Cem.; bio for WARD, STOFFERAN; obit for ALSON


Mar 2013
obits for GILLESPIE, O'CONNELL, CAMP, ANDREWS, GUILFOYLE, MCCARTHY, O'BRIEN, PABST, ROSE, SCHULTZ, MCDONOUGH, FOY, HERMANN; Marriage Licenses from Oct 1896 and May 1895

Feb 2013
1850 Township Map

Jan 2013
bios for FABER, FITCH, BROOKS, BRYANT, LUCE, BUENGER, CALDWELL, CAMPBELL, FAY, FORLINE, DENNISON, ROBINSON, MCCLURE, DINEHART, DONALD, ROBERTS, BLISS. Crime news for DAVIS; MCCABE obit; Obits for CASH, CHALDER, CORBEIL, MEEHAN, CONWAY, HAUG, BEAULIEU, LAPOINTE, PACER, CORCORAN, PARADAS, FRIS, NEWMAN, CURDA, CINDINGER, DRABANDT; Burial information for Leslie LINDQUIST in Concordia Cemetery

Dec 2012
Senior Citizens of Chicago in 1906
Obit for HOCK; School news items; Marriage announcement for CAMADY-MEYER

Nov 2012
gossip news - MCLAUGHLIN; obits for ALMQUIST, ANDERSON, BATTAGLIS, BEAHAN, BINGHAM, BOLGER, BROWN, BRY, BYRNE, CANNON; Bios for NANCE, COOK

Oct 2012
HUSING death notice; Obits for SLEZAK, SIKORA, STROSSNER, THURZO, HARGARTEN, CAHILL, CLARE, BREW, FOLLIARD, MOSCATO, AUSTIN, CLEARY, CORRY, COSTELLO, CROTTY, DALEY, DAVORAN, DELOUGHERY, DRONEY, FROST, GARRITY, HAREN, HENCY, HICKEY, HOGAN, HOUGH, HOULIHAN, HOWE, KANE, KEANE, LENIHAN, LYONS, MAHONEY, LAMONEY, MCGRATH, MCNAMARA, MEANEY, MEEHAN, MESCALL, MURDOCK, O'DEA, SCANLON, SHEEHAN, SULLIVAN, SYNAN, FINKELMEYER

Sep 2012
HANHE biography; Burials in various Cemeteries - many thanks to Suzan Stern for her work on these!

August 2012
Obit for MITCHELL, BROADDUS, 1855 Tornado, Birth Announcement for MCCUTCHEON, Marriage Announcement bor BREESE-MADDEN

June 2012
Death Notice for MARX; Crime news for STRECHFUS; obit for O'KEENE, BERTHOLD, NOURSE

May 2012
obits for RATHBUN, OSWOLD, ROBBINS

March 2012
Obituaries and Death Notices for: ALMQUIST, BEAHAN, BOLGER, HIBBETT, KELLY, BALDWIN, WHARTON, EDBERG, FARRELL, BRONENKAMP, FURRIA, KEENAN, GEBHARDT. suicides for JOHNSON, GREGG; Murder/suicide for NEVIN. Divorce news MCKENZIE, DAHLMAN, ERICKSON. Railway news story.
[View our NEWS DATABASE for non-obituaries.]

Feb 2012
GRAMS obits

Jan 2012
Obits for SHERMAN, BROWN, WALTHER; Bios for ARNOLD, LUNDY, WOLFE, TAYLOR, COOKE. Obits for SHERMAN, BROWN, NEIGHTON, RICE, SHATTUC, LUX; Birth Announcements for ENRIGHT, CHRISTIANSEN

Dec 2011:
FREYTAG obit; Burial of LEIS in St. Mar's German Catholic Cem; St. Adalbert Cemetery burials for KALASINSKI and WASIELEWSKI; Bio for KRUITTSCHNITT, BURRELL/SHILES family data; Crime stories for HOCH, OLESON and Mrs COTTIER; JOHNSON burial in Oak Forest Cem. BIEDERMAN, GILBERT obit; Native American news story; Obits for OHRENSTEIN, DUNN, ENGELHARD; Marriage announcements for KRUEGER-MARQUARDT, KANDIK; bios for BERGFIELD, BRETSNYDER, BUCHANAN, BUSCH, CALHOUN; obit for POULSON

Nov 2011:
FREYTAG obit; Burial of LEIS in St. Mary's German Catholic Cem; bio for KRUTTSCHNITT; Crime stories for HOCK, COTTIER, OLESON; BIEDERMAN, GILBERT obits; Native American News Gleaning

Aug 2011:
Obits for FITZGERALD, HICKEY, BACKUS, DERBY
Crime News for BUCKLEY
Bios for FAY, GORDON, GUNDERSON, HARRIS, PARDRIDGE, SHURLY, SMITH, STEVENS

July 2011:
bios for LAUER, GEORGE
obits for NIEMINSKI, EDGERTON, FITZGERALD
FIORAVANTI burial info in Holy Sepulchre Cem.
Civil War vet info added to our Hillside Cemetery listings

June 2011:
ANDROS, ROBERTS, JADE, CARTER, DOUGLAS, JOHNSON obits;LOUNSBURY will; Various news items on our database

April 2011:
Obit for HOLCOMB, TAMKIN, BOLONGY, JOHNSON, CABUAER, MANTHEY, DUGAN. Death Cert. info of HIRSCHPOLE; History of Summit/Argo with map of Robert's Park Subdivision

March 2011:
Birth info for WALKER, HELLER, MACLEISH, RATZ, SCHULTZ, SOMMERLATH, TOWSE, TUTTLE, HIBARD, HOYT
obituaries for: William Butler, Green Berry Raum & Peter Bourgade, William Musham, Edna Conley and Clifton Williams, Irene Clark, Janus Tokowitz, Richard Marion Dombrowski, Dorothy Michler, A.W. Enos, Dr. Silva Schleiter-Doede, Adler, Barrett, Conklin, Conners, Dunning, Ebert, Green, Haser, Hoyne, Kantor, Metz, Owen, O'Malley, O'Neil, Alvin Winchell, Wm. St. Clair, Thomas Carey & Phillipps
McDougal, Hopkins, Whitehouse, Hibard

burials for Robert Kupka in Bohemian National Cemetery; Robert Porter in Lincoln Cemetery, multiple burials for Rosehill Cemetery
amd other information for multiple cemeteries; burial information for
Palos Oak Hill cemetery along with 2 new burials; 2 photos added to Lyonsville Cemetery; over 900 burials for St. Boniface;
new information for the following cemeteries : Bachelor Grove, Bill Funks Cemetery, Cooper Cemetery,  German Methodist Cemetery, Old German Methodist, Orland Park,  Orland Township Methodist, Sauerbier Family Cemetery, Tinley Park Mental Health Cemetery,  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery & Zion Cemetery

death certificate info for Christine Gibbs, Claude Ferguson, Albert Dunavan, Laura Collins & Francis Collins Sr. & Jr. ,

biographies for Matilda Carse, Clara Chapin, Ella Dark, Marlon Dunham, Mattie Freeman, Linda Gilbert, Anne Giles, Hulda Graser, Katherine Grinnell, Mary Haven, Frac Hawes, Sarepta Henry, Harriet Ayer, Blanche Bagley, Frances Barnes, Clara Bates, Eugenie Birkholz, Emily Blackall, Emily Buckwell, Myra Bradwell, John Ames

draft card for William Butler
marriage license for Collins/Schabes
marriage notice for Seely/McBride; FENWICK-BRUMSEY, SOPER-FISH

news articles on the following: Max Perrot, a unknown dead man & Andrew Babrich
news articles involving Edward Herring & Theodore Stensland
news article about August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, Gerge Engle, Louis Lingg, and Oscar Neibe
articles involving Sullivan/Ryan/Hayes and the  Chicago River being set on fire

the Annual Report Supervising General of Steamboat Inspection - 1903
news article on Ella Wilson

corrections to Touhy biography

1930 Monastery of Poor Claire census



September 2010:

Updated Bethania Cemetery with 10 new burials; Updated Maine Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Lyonsville Cemetery
biographies for Emma Abbott, Mary Ahrens, Julia Ames, Corinne Brown, Kate Bushnell & Corresta Canfield

obituaries for John Patrick Cummings, Cora Forbes, John Corsiglia, Gus Corsiglia, Marie Corsiglia & Louis Corsiglia, Dorthy Johnson, Harry Woods, Urian Warrington, Sheldon Donnenberg, Joel Martin Fullett, Mrs. Zuziak

June 23, 2010:

1921-1924 St. Anne's Nursing school class list with pictures. Also all of the miscellaneous photos from the book are online now!

obituaries for Antonio Corsiglia, Millicent Corsiglia, William Urban, Clare Urban, Mildred Ciskoski, Raymond Ciskoski, Marie Ciskoski & Paulina Ciskoski, Evangeline Van Dorsten., John  O'Con nor, David Braun & Herbert Follinger; Norman Kluessner & a marriage notice for Kluessner/Olsen

Burials for the following cemeteries: Sacred Heart - Snyder; Skokie Memorial Park- Johnson; Montrose - Snyder/Rausch/Carlson; Queen of Heaven Cemetery - Snyder & Graceland - Cinader; burial record for Johanna Sindewald in Bethania Cemetery, 2 burials for Mt. Greenwood Cemetery - Brodt and Ovens 

May 14, 2010:
1916-1920 St. Anne's Nursing School class list with pictures

April 15, 2010:
7 pages of the Chicago 1880 Mortality census

April 6, 2010:
obituaries for Edward Cooke, Roswell Mason & Albert Magruder, Adolph Thies

March 2010:
obituaries for Brundage, Buechel & Lowther, Roebuck, Nelson, Rocol, Garrity, Rempert, Reinhardtsen, Tharaldsen, Rapp, Andrus, Mittelstaedt, Kluessner, Abarbanel, Pantke &  Hyink

Feb 2010:
Obits for SOTH, SIMON, GINSBERG, PREMAK, SILVERMAN, HEINZEN, BUSSE, KORFF; burials for FERTIG, HUSLIK, DAVIDSON, STRYKER, CAREY --- and a bunch more were added 2/22

Jan 2010:
Obits for BARBIER, COOKE, COX, DEAK, FALEK, HEINZEN, JENSON, LIVER, MAACK, O'BRIEN, OHLENDOLF, RICKMAN, SCHILLING, SCHMIDT, SMITH, SELL, SHIPBAUGH, SIMON, SOUHRADA, STERN, STUCKART, STYLES, SUTTER, THARALDSEN, VOPICKA, WINIARZ; Burials in Graceland Cemetery, Queen of Heaven, Mt. Carmel, Lithuanian Cemetery; bio for SOUHRADA; Birth announcements for BOYD, Crime News for GOODMAN, BONFIELD, SCHAACK

 Nov 2009:
RINKENBERGER, WERNO, WEISS, WAGNER, MITTELSTAEDT, KLEIMINGER, SCHEUNEMAN, KLINE Death notices; Deer Park Cemetery Burials

Oct 2009:
Obits for OPIELINSKI, OPALEWSKI, STREZESZEWSKI, LANKTREE, STERN, JOHNSON, SOTH, KOLB, AMLING, BAUMANN, THOME, MYRICK, CUNNINGHAM, GARRITY, CRAIG, BOHRINGER
Death Information for MAYERLE, TEN EYCK
Marriage announcements for SANDVOSS-AMLING, LINEBERGER-AMLING
BIRREN burial data in St. Boniface Cem.; Marriage announcements for SANDVOSS-AMLING; LINEBERGER-AMLING; MAYERLE, TEN EYCK death info

Sep 2009:
SCHWENK, PETERS, NAUMANN obits.; Crime News, 50th Anniv. for PETERS, Birth announcement for BECK, HOLLE Divorce

Aug 2009:
BLACK, BUCHALKA, BOHRINGER, WILSON obits. BABEU death cert. info

July 2009:
More obits - RUNGE, DIRIAN, WILES, BERGELIN, CHRISTIANSEN, SHELDON, MORRIS, MADDEN; Biographies for POWELL, AMLING, HYINK, DIRIAN, RUNGE, BUSSE

May 2009:
Chicago Fire "Cow" Story refuted; History of Riverview Park (Amusement park on Chicago's Northside from 1904-1967); Obits for TINNEY, EDWARDS, FOWLER, MURRAY, LEWIS, MURPHY, O'HARA, HEMSTREET, MESENBRINK, HERBECK, WESDZUNAS, WARAKOIS, RECU, GINSBURG, SHARP, FIVISH, DOUGLAS, BUSSE, FROEMLING, WADE, MOYNIHAN, Crime News, Divorce news items; Anniversary Party News Items; 1871-72 Rush College Graduates; 1871-72 Rush Medical Faculty; Bios for RUNGE, BUSSE, AMLING

April 2009:
Bios for Ohlendorf, Duensing; Obits for ROSENWALK, KROGER, YESCHEK, SHERMAN, WILLIAMS, SHIPBAUGH, SHELDON, MCMILLAN, MCCORMICK; History Of Julia Gay United Methodist Church

March 2009:
NASH, RICKMAN; ATWOOD, BAER, BIRD, BRITTON, CAMP, COOK, FISH, FITZER, GOODRICH, GREGORY, HAYNES, HILLS, HOYT, LEARY, LOMBARD, LUDINGTON, MINOR, MOTT, NICHOLSON, O'CONOR, RAMSEY, SKINKLE, SMITH, TENNIS, VESPA, WALKER, WHITNEY, ZORICH, ZOUB obits


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