Discover your ancestor in cemetery records from the Archdiocese of Chicago in Illinois. The records cover the years from 1864 to 1989.
This collection comprises burial index cards, burial registers, daily burial logs, and registers of cemetery lot owners.
Each result will provide you with a transcript and image of the cemetery record. Transcripts will offer you all or some of the following information:
Interment year and date
Death year and date
Be sure to review the linked image as you may learn additional information such as your ancestor’s location in the cemetery lot and precise age (years, months, days).
The Archdiocese of Chicago was first established as a diocese in 1843 and later as an archdiocese in 1880. The archdiocese serves the Catholic population of Cook and Lake counties in northeastern Illinois. There are six vicariates within the archdiocese and 31 deaneries.
Notorious mobster Al Capone can be found twice in these records under his full name Alphonse Capone. Against the background of prohibition, Capone founded and was the boss of the Chicago Outfit, a gang responsible for a wide variety of different criminal activities. Upon his death in 1947, Capone, aged 48, was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Chicago. His body was subsequently exhumed and reinterred at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside. Both burial records can be viewed in this collection.