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Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Old Chicago Obituaries
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 17:34:40 EST


The Tribune obituaries (1913 forward) are available via many Chicago area
libraries if you have a library card at one of the subscribing libraries.

"Chicago Tribune Historical Archive
The Chicago Tribune Historical Archive covers news stories of the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries.
Published since 1849, the Chicago Tribune is one of the nation's oldest,
continuously published domestic newspapers. The information in its vast
historical archive provides a unique and fascinating look back at noteworthy issues
and events occurring over the past 150 years.
NewsBank's Chicago Tribune Historical Archive includes several sections, all
suitable for your research needs.
Included are
* Obituaries and Death Notices (2.5 million) - very unique data
covering 1860-1984, including front-page obituaries for notables from Chicago and
worldwide.
* Chicago Tribune Morgue clippings file (nearly 3 million) - major
stories covering events and issues clipped and indexed by the Chicago Tribune
staff at time of publication. Coverage is from the 1920's through 1984.
* Front pages (16,614 pages containing over 155,000 articles) - image
of entire front page as it appeared when published from the early 1900
through 1984."
Also, some of the major city libraries in the US have ProQuest access to the
Tribune Historical archives including obituaries.

If you are outside Illinois without this access, try accessing the Chicago
Public Library website to see if they offer the service of locating an obituary
for you for a fee. Also the Chicago Historical Society might help.
Cyndi's List may offer you additional resources.

Margaret


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