Find your ancestors in Chicago Roman Catholic cemetery records, 1864-1989

What can these records tell me?

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:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Birth year
  • Age
  • Interment year and date
  • Death year and date
  • Cemetery
  • Place
  • County
  • State
  • Batch locality
  • Film number

    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.