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Funeral home records vary greatly in the information they contain. Some give details about the deceased, such as the date and place of death, burial, and birth; names of parents, spouse, and other family members; maiden name; religion; and name(s) of the person(s) paying the funeral expenses. A funeral home record commonly includes a biography or obituary and the names and residences of surviving relatives. Morticians frequently file the death certificate and have a copy of the obituary published in newspaper(s) as requested by the family.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois_Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]]''<br>
  
Some funeral home records start as early as the 1880s, although many of the earliest records have been lost or destroyed. A funeral home currently in business in the area may have old records, because mortuaries that changed hands or relocated often saved the old records. Some records have been given to local libraries or societies.
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[[Image:{{Krueger Funeral Home}}]] Funeral home records vary greatly in the information they contain. Some give details about the deceased, such as the date and place of death, burial, and birth; names of parents, spouse, and other family members; maiden name; religion; and name(s) of the person(s) paying the funeral expenses. A funeral home record&nbsp;may include a biography or obituary and the names and residences of surviving relatives. Morticians frequently file the death certificate and&nbsp;a copy of the obituary published in newspaper(s) as requested by the family.  
  
Funeral home personnel are generally very helpful and are familiar with the locations of active cemeteries and sextons or caretakers you can contact. Telephone calls or personal visits are generally more effective than letters.
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Some funeral home records in [[Illinois]] start as early as the 1880s, although many of the earliest records have been lost or destroyed. A funeral home currently in business in the area may have old records, because mortuaries that changed hands or relocated often saved the old records. Some records have been given to local libraries or societies.  
  
The following two nationwide sources are helpful in finding local funeral homes. Both sources are arranged by state and town:
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Funeral home personnel are generally very helpful and are familiar with the locations of active cemeteries and sextons or caretakers you can contact. Telephone calls or personal visits are generally more effective than letters.
  
''The American Blue Book of Funeral Directors''. New York, New York: Kates-Boyston Publications, 1988. (FHL book 973 U24a.)
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*The following two nationwide sources are helpful in finding local funeral homes. Most funeral homes are listed in both publications, though there may be some differences. Funeral homes in any area usually have a current copy of one or both of these books. Both sources are arranged by state and town:
  
''National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors.'' Youngstown, Ohio: Nomis Publications, 1996. (FHL book 973 U24y.) This book also lists mortuary colleges, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and cemeteries, general hospitals, and daily newspapers.
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:''The American Blue Book of Funeral Directors''. New York, New York: Kates-Boyston Publications, 1988.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4764828 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|800330|item|disp=FHL book 973 U24a}}.
  
Most funeral homes are listed in both publications, though there may be some differences. Funeral homes in any area usually have a current copy of one or both of these books.
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:''National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors.'' Youngstown, Ohio: Nomis Publications, 1996.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/244414819 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|1758756|item|disp=FHL book 973 U24y 2010}}. This book also lists mortuary colleges, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and cemeteries, general hospitals, and daily newspapers.
  
A few published funeral home records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a&nbsp;Place Search under:
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ILLINOIS, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- FUNERAL HOMES
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*A few published funeral home records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
  
ILLINOIS, [COUNTY]- BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE
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ILLINOIS, [name of County], [name of town]- FUNERAL HOMES
  
=== Web Sites ===
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ILLINOIS, [name of County]- BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE
  
http://www.funeralhomes.com/go/listing/ShowListing/USA/Illinois?gclid=CPzxpriTjI0CFQbmYAodM1L5mQ
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=== Online Directories  ===
  
http://www.us-funerals.com/funeral-homes-by-state/illinois-funeral-directors.html
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*[http://www.imortuary.com/funeral-homes/illinois/ Illinois Funeral Homes]
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*[http://www.funeralhomes.com/go/listing/ShowListing/USA/Illinois?gclid=CPzxpriTjI0CFQbmYAodM1L5mQ FuneralHomes.com]
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*[http://www.us-funerals.com/funeral-homes-by-state/illinois-funeral-directors.html US Funerals Online]
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*[http://www.usafuneralhomesonline.com/funeralhomesbystate/illinoisfuneralhomes/illinoisfuneraldirectors.html Funeral Homes Online Directory]
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*[http://www.fsnfuneralhomes.com/United-States-Funeral-Homes/Illinois-Funeral-Homes FSNfuneralhomes.com]
  
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Krueger Funeral Home, Blue Island, Illinois
Funeral home records vary greatly in the information they contain. Some give details about the deceased, such as the date and place of death, burial, and birth; names of parents, spouse, and other family members; maiden name; religion; and name(s) of the person(s) paying the funeral expenses. A funeral home record may include a biography or obituary and the names and residences of surviving relatives. Morticians frequently file the death certificate and a copy of the obituary published in newspaper(s) as requested by the family.

Some funeral home records in Illinois start as early as the 1880s, although many of the earliest records have been lost or destroyed. A funeral home currently in business in the area may have old records, because mortuaries that changed hands or relocated often saved the old records. Some records have been given to local libraries or societies.

Funeral home personnel are generally very helpful and are familiar with the locations of active cemeteries and sextons or caretakers you can contact. Telephone calls or personal visits are generally more effective than letters.

  • The following two nationwide sources are helpful in finding local funeral homes. Most funeral homes are listed in both publications, though there may be some differences. Funeral homes in any area usually have a current copy of one or both of these books. Both sources are arranged by state and town:
The American Blue Book of Funeral Directors. New York, New York: Kates-Boyston Publications, 1988.Other Libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 973 U24a.
National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors. Youngstown, Ohio: Nomis Publications, 1996.Other Libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 973 U24y 2010. This book also lists mortuary colleges, Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals and cemeteries, general hospitals, and daily newspapers.


  • A few published funeral home records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:

ILLINOIS, [name of County], [name of town]- FUNERAL HOMES

ILLINOIS, [name of County]- BUSINESS RECORDS AND COMMERCE

Online Directories