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== Online Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/illinois/index.html Online Illinois Death Records &amp; Indexes: A Genealogy Guide for Finding Obituaries, Cemetery Burials and Death Records]  
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*[http://www.obitsarchive.com/oa-search/we/Archives/?p_action=keyword&s_search_type=keyword&p_product=OBAR&p_theme=obar&d_sources=location&d_place=Illinois&kbid=9064&m=19 Obitsarchive.com]
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*[http://illinoisobits.tributes.com/browse_obituaries?state=IL Ilinois Obituaries Tributes.com]
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*{{RecordSearch|2333694|United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014}} — index and images
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Obituaries have been published in Illinois since the mid-nineteenth century. Obituaries may provide information such as the age of the deceased, birth date and place, names of living relatives and their residences, maiden name, occupation, death date, cause of death, and place of burial. Deceased family members are frequently mentioned. Obituaries may also mention previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and any social organizations or activities in which the deceased was involved.  
 
Obituaries have been published in Illinois since the mid-nineteenth century. Obituaries may provide information such as the age of the deceased, birth date and place, names of living relatives and their residences, maiden name, occupation, death date, cause of death, and place of burial. Deceased family members are frequently mentioned. Obituaries may also mention previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and any social organizations or activities in which the deceased was involved.  
  
Generally, the first step to obtaining an obituary is to find the death date of the person so that the obituary can be more easily found in a newspaper. Death dates may be obtained from the [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases.html Illinois Statewide death index,] or [[Illinois Cemeteries|cemeteries]] in the local area where the person is believed to have died. Once a death date is known, the local library in the area may be contacted to learn whether or not they have newspapers for the time period needed, and if someone is willing to look for an obituary in that newspaper. If the newspapers are not held at the library, the local newspaper office may also be contacted to learn where older editions of the newspaper are kept. Some libraries and even newspaper publishers keep obituary files.  
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Generally, the first step to obtaining an obituary is to find the death date of the person so that the obituary can be more easily found in a newspaper. Death dates may be obtained from the [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide death index], pre-1916, the [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Illinois Death Certificate Database], 1916-1950, or [[Illinois Cemeteries|cemeteries]] in the area where the person is believed to have died. Once a death date is known, the local library in the area may be contacted to learn whether or not they have newspapers for the time period needed, and if someone is willing to look for an obituary in that newspaper. If the newspapers are not held at the library, the local newspaper office may also be contacted to learn where older editions of the newspaper are kept. Some libraries and even newspaper publishers keep obituary files.
  
=== Obituary Resources On Line  ===
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== Obituary Resources Online ==
  
 
*A new [http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/obit_finder.htm Obituary database] is available through the [http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/default.htm Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.] This database is a collection of obituary citations compiled from the ALPL Newspaper Microfilm Collection. You will not find the actual obituary, but citations for the obituary which will indicate the newspaper in which it is located along with the date, page and column.
 
*A new [http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/obit_finder.htm Obituary database] is available through the [http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/default.htm Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.] This database is a collection of obituary citations compiled from the ALPL Newspaper Microfilm Collection. You will not find the actual obituary, but citations for the obituary which will indicate the newspaper in which it is located along with the date, page and column.
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*The [http://www.archive.org/details/centralillinoiso00cus Internet Archive] may occasionally have published books which include a collection of obituaries. To search this archive, type ''Illinois Obituaries'' in the search box.
 
*The [http://www.archive.org/details/centralillinoiso00cus Internet Archive] may occasionally have published books which include a collection of obituaries. To search this archive, type ''Illinois Obituaries'' in the search box.
  
=== Additional Obituary Resources ===
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*'''1970 - 1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2258580|Illinois, Cook County, Obituaries, ca. 1970-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Additional Obituary Resources ==
  
 
*The "[[United States Obituaries|United States Obituaries]]" and "[[United States Newspapers|United States Newspapers]]" Wiki articles list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that published them. Also, see the "[[Illinois Newspapers|Illinois Newspapers]]" section for additional sources and how to locate newspapers.
 
*The "[[United States Obituaries|United States Obituaries]]" and "[[United States Newspapers|United States Newspapers]]" Wiki articles list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that published them. Also, see the "[[Illinois Newspapers|Illinois Newspapers]]" section for additional sources and how to locate newspapers.
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*Custer, Milo, ''Central Illinois obituaries, 1871-1880'' (Bloomington, Illinois&nbsp;: Bloomington - Normal Genealogical Society, 1969.) {{WorldCat|14189333}}; {{FHL|71758|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 219}}
 
*Custer, Milo, ''Central Illinois obituaries, 1871-1880'' (Bloomington, Illinois&nbsp;: Bloomington - Normal Genealogical Society, 1969.) {{WorldCat|14189333}}; {{FHL|71758|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 219}}
  
Obituaries and indexes from a few individual newspapers can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:  
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Obituaries and indexes from a few individual newspapers can be found in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a Place Search under:  
  
 
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=== Web Sites ===
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*[http://www.distantcousin.com/obits/il/ Distantcousin.com]  
 
*[http://www.distantcousin.com/obits/il/ Distantcousin.com]  
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Obituaries have been published in Illinois since the mid-nineteenth century. Obituaries may provide information such as the age of the deceased, birth date and place, names of living relatives and their residences, maiden name, occupation, death date, cause of death, and place of burial. Deceased family members are frequently mentioned. Obituaries may also mention previous places of residence, immigration information, religion, and any social organizations or activities in which the deceased was involved.

Generally, the first step to obtaining an obituary is to find the death date of the person so that the obituary can be more easily found in a newspaper. Death dates may be obtained from the Illinois Statewide death index, pre-1916, the Illinois Death Certificate Database, 1916-1950, or cemeteries in the area where the person is believed to have died. Once a death date is known, the local library in the area may be contacted to learn whether or not they have newspapers for the time period needed, and if someone is willing to look for an obituary in that newspaper. If the newspapers are not held at the library, the local newspaper office may also be contacted to learn where older editions of the newspaper are kept. Some libraries and even newspaper publishers keep obituary files.

Obituary Resources Online

Additional Obituary Resources

Obituaries and indexes from a few individual newspapers can be found in the FamilySearch Catalog by using a Place Search under:

ILLINOIS - OBITUARIES
ILLINOIS, [Name of County] - OBITUARIES
ILLINOIS, [Name of County], [Name of Town] - OBITUARIES

Web Sites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the Pekin Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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