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Abingdon Argus Sentinel Obituaries

Aledo - The Times Record Obituaries

Alton - The Telegraph Obituary Notices

Amboy News Obituaries

Anna - The Gazette Democrat Obituaries

Arlington Heights Daily Herald Obituaries and Archives

Arlington Heights Post Death Notices

Ashton Gazette Obituaries

Augusta Eagle-Scribe Obituaries 

Aurora - The Beacon News Obituaries

Austin Weekly News

Avon Sentinel & Abingdon Augus Obituaries

Barrington Courier-Review Obituaries

Belleville News-Democrat Death Notices

Benton Evening News Obituaries

Bloomington - The Pantagraph Obituary Notices

Brookfield - Riverside / Brookfield Landmark Obituaries

Buffalo Grove Countryside Obituaries

Bureau County Republican Obituaries

Cairo Citizen Obituaries

Canton - The Daily Ledger Obituaries

Carbondale - The Southern Illinoisan Obituaries

Carlinville - Macoupin County Enquirer-Democrat - Obits on left.

Carmi Times Obituaries

Carthage - Hancock County Journal-Pilot Obituaries

Cary Grove Countryside Obituaries

Centralia Sentinel

Champaign News-Gazette Births and Deaths

Charleston Times-Courier Obituaries

Chicago Daily Herald Obituaries

Chicago - Daily Southtown Star Obituaries and Death Notices

Chicago Southwest News Herald Suburban Obituaries

Suburban Chicago News

A variety of town newspapers.

Chicago Sun-Times Obituaries

Chicago Tribune Obituaries

Clay County Advocate Press Obituaries

Clinton Daily Journal Obituaries

Crawford County - Robinson Daily News Death Notices

Crystal Lake - Northwest Herald Obituaries

Danville Commercial-News Obituaries

Danville - The News-Gazette Obituaries

Decatur Herald & Review Obituaries

Deerfield Review Death Notices

DeKalb Daily Chronicle Obituaries

Des Plaines Journal Obituaries

Des Plaines Times Death Notices & Obituaries

Desplaines Valley News Obituaries

Dixon - The Telegraph Obituaries (now called Sauk Valley News)

Du Quoin Evening Call Obituaries

Edison-Norwood Times Review Obituaries

Edwardsville - The Intelligencer Obituaries

Effingham Daily News Obituaries 

Elburn Herald Obituaries

Elgin Courier News Obituaries

Elk Grove Journal Obituaries

Elmwood Park - Elm Leaves Obituaries

Evanston Review Death Notices & Obituaries

Evanston Round Table Obituaries

Flora - Clay County Advocate Press Obituaries

Forest Park Review Obituaries

Frankfort - The Daily American News Obituary Notices

Franklin Park Herald-Journal Obituaries

Freeport Journal Standard Obituaries

Galena Gazette Obituaries

Galesburg - The Register-Mail Obituaries

Geneseo Republic Obituaries

Geneva - Kane County Chronicle Obituaries

Glen Ellyn News Obituaries

Glencoe News Obituaries

Glenview Announcements Death Notices

Glenview Journal Obituaries

Glenview - Northbrook Star Obituaries

Hancock County Journal-Pilot Obituaries

Harrisburg Daily Register Obituaries

Highland Park News Death Notices

Hillsboro - The Journal-News Obituaries

Hinsdale - The Doings Death Notices

Hoffman Estates Review

Joliet Herald News Obituaries

Kane County Chronicle Obituaries

Kankakee Daily Journal Obituaries

Kewanee Star Courier Obituary Notices

Lake Forester News Obituaries

Lake Zurich Courier Death Notices

Lanark - Prairie Advocate - Select Obituaries on left.

Lawrenceville Daily Record Obituaries

Libertyville Review Obituaries

Lincoln Courier Obit Listings

Lincoln Daily News Obituaries

Lincolnshire Review Obituaries

Lincolnwood Review Death Notices

Lombardian Obituaries

Macomb Eagle Obituaries 

Macomb Journal Obituaries (dead link June 2014)

Marion Daily Republican Obituaries

Mattoon Journal-Gazette Obituaries

McLeansboro Times-Leader Obituaries

Mendota Reporter Obituaries

Moline - The Dispatch Obituaries

Monmouth Daily Review Atlas Obituaries

Morris Daily Herald Obituaries

Morrison Online Obituaries

Morton Grove Champion Death Notices

Mount Prospect Times

Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register Obituaries

Mt. Prospect Journal Obituaries

Mt. Vernon Register-News Obituaries

Mundelein Review Death Notices

Naperville - The Daily Herald Obituaries

Naperville Sun Obituaries

Newton Press Mentor Obituaries

Niles Herald-Spectator Obituaries

Niles Journal Obituaries

Norridge / Harwood Heights News Death Notices

Northbrook Star Obituaries

Northfield Daily Herald Obituaries

Oak park Journal, The - Choose Obituaries on the right.

Oak Park - Oak Leaves Obituaries

Oak Park - Wednesday Journal

Olney Daily Mail Obituaries

Ottawa - The Times Obituaries

Palatine Countryside

Palos Heights - The Regional News Obituaries

Paris - Beacon News Obituaries

Park Ridge Herald-Advocate Obituaries

Park Ridge Journal Obituaries

Pekin Daily Times Obituary Notices

Peoria Journal Star Death Notices and Obituaries

Pontiac Daily Leader Obituaries

Princeton - Bureau County Republican Obituaries

Prospect Hts. Journal Obituaries

Proviso Herald Obituaries

Quincy Herald-Whig Death Notices

Red Bud - North County News (dead link June 2014)

Riverside / Brookfield Landmark Obituaries

Robinson Daily News Death Notices

Rochelle News-Leader Obituaries

Rock Island Argus Obituaries

Rockford Register Star Obituary Notices

Rolling Meadows Review

Rosemont Journal Obituaries

Roseville Independent Obituaries

Sauk Valley News Obituaries

Schaumburg Review

Shelbyville Daily Union Obituaries

Sidell Reporter Obituaries   Obituary Archives

Skokie Review Death Notices

Southtown Star Obituaries

Springfield - The State Journal Register Obit Listings

Springfield - State-Journal Register Archives Search

State Journal Register Obit Listings

Sterling Daily Gazette Obituaries (now Sauk Valley)

Streator - The Times Obituary Notices

Sullivan News-Progress (must be a member)

Summit - Desplaines Valley News Obituaries

Taylorville Breeze-Courier Obituaries

Tinley Park - The Star Obituaries

Trenton Sun Death Announcements

Vandalia - The Leader Union Obituaries

Vernon Hills Review Death Notices

Waterville - The Republic Times Obituaries

Waukegan - The News-Sun Obituaries and Obituary Archives

West Frankfort - The Daily American Obituaries

West Proviso Herald Death Notices

Westchester Daily Herald Obituaries

Wheeling Countryside

Wilmette Life Death Notices

Winnetka Talk Death Notices

Woodstock Independent Obituary Notices

Worth - The Reporter Obituaries

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Alton Observer

Alton Daily Telegraph

Alton Telegraph & Democratic Review

Alton Weekly Courier

Alton Weekly Telegraph

Arlington Heights Herald

Blue Island Sun Standard

Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago News Journal

Chicago World

Cook County Herald

Decatur Daily Dispatch

Decatur Daily Republican

Decatur Review

Decatur Weekly News

Dixon Evening Telegraph

The Dixon Sun

DuPage County Register

East St. Louis Journal

Edwardsville Intelligencer

Herrin Daily Journal

Madison County Courier

Olney Times

Weekly Decatur Magnet

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Don't Give Up!

Obituaries can provide a wealth of information for the genealogy researcher.  Finding them can present a challenge in some cases.  Remember many times in the old newspaper, obituaries were printed once a month or once a week.  So be sure to search for many issues before and after your ancestors date of death.  I recommend searching at least a full month on either side of your ancestor's death date. 

The Old Newspapers at Ancestry offers a great place to begin your obituary search.




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Illinois Newspaper obituaries are a rich source of genealogy data.  These obituary search tools will help you locate old and new obituaries online. If you can't locate an obituary online, try contacting a library in the area you are searching.  Most libraries have local newspapers on microfilm and will often have the obituaries indexed in some fashion.  If distance presents a problem, try joining an  Illinois mailing list for the locality and perhaps you will locate someone in the area who can do a newspaper lookup for you.


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