Looking for Chicago obituaries?

Cook Library has two databases you can use to find Chicago obituaries.¬†Patrons most often use the Chicago Tribune Historical Database for Chicago research. The less frequently used¬†is called Chicago Tribune Historical Archive but it’s one you don’t want to overlook. Here’s why: Chicago Tribune Historical Archive has access to 2.5 million obituaries and death notices.…

Newspaper basics

Finding an obituary, marriage notice, or news article about your ancestor in a newspaper can be thrilling, giving details to an event that the official record doesn’t convey. But where and how can you find these gems? The answer is three-fold: Some newspapers have been digitized and are available through subscription databases Some newspapers have…