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CGS 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 Sexton Reports BookThis 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 $35.00

Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago Illinois: Burials

This ethnic cemetery is located in Jefferson Township in Cook County. Volumes 1-5 contain information extracted from the burial registers: age, death date, place of death, grave location, undertaker, and if the coroner was the attending physician. Volume 6 indexes all five volumes alphabetically, and bygrave location. There are also important correcting entries to the first five volumes. Volume 6 compliments the first five volumes.

Bohemian National Cemetery Book1877-1887 PRICE: $10.00
1888-1892 PRICE: $10.00
1893-1895 PRICE: $10.00
1896-1899 PRICE: $10.00
1900-1902 PRICE: $10.00
1877-1902, Indexes PRICE: $15.00

Union Ridge Cemetery, Chicago Illinois

Union Ridge Cemetery BookThis cemetery is located on the northwest side of Chicago in Norwood Park Township in Cook County. This book is a tombstone reading, and is arranged by burial location with an alphabetical index. It includes maps, photos of some tombstones, and tells the early history of Norwood Park and the cemetery. It also lists the Civil War burials in this cemetery, and the early settlers of Cook County. 160 p. PRICE: $10.00