I don't know how to find my mother's grave site.

She was:

  • Born 1937
  • Died 1974

Chicago IL.60653

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    – PolyGeo
    Jul 2, 2015 at 6:49

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If you haven't already done so, I suggest placing an inquiry with the local genealogy group in Chicago. I was looking for information on my grandmother who was never issued a death certificate (she died around 1905), and the local genealogy group in that particular county was quite helpful. As they are usually volunteers, it may take a little while to get back to you, but generally speaking they love to help people find their ancestors.

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    Hi, welcome to G&FH.SE! If you have a link to a website with contact information for local groups in that area, feel free to edit your answer and add that in.
    – Jan Murphy
    Jul 8, 2015 at 16:17
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    I'm sorry, but I don't have direct contact information for genealogy groups in the local Chicago area. I would definitely share if I did.
    – Laura
    Jul 9, 2015 at 18:32

You might try searching for the record on Cook County Genealogy. Once you register, you can search for death records that are over 20 years old. To view the actual record, however, you need to pay $17. Generally place of burial is indicated on the death certificate.

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    Hi, Steve, welcome to G&FH.SE. The Illinois State Archives website has a list of the information that is found on a death certificate -- see cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/… -- burial place is included. Feel free to edit your answer any time you find more information that can improve it.
    – Jan Murphy
    Jul 11, 2015 at 19:19

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