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Indexes & Databases

Obituaries from Local Newspapers

This is an index to over 230,000 obituaries and death notices found in the following newspapers from the period January 1, 1985 to the present: Beverly Review, Blue Island Forum, Blue Island Sun Independent, Daily Southtown, Oak Lawn Independent, Oak Lawn Reporter, Southtown Economist, SouthtownStar (Nov 15, 2007 - ), Southwest Courier (Nov 1998 - Aug 2001), Southwest News-Herald, Chicago ed. (2001- ), Southwest News-Herald, Oak Lawn ed. (Aug 2001- ), and the Star, Oak Lawn ed. Although designed as a name index, many of the entries will also include maiden name, date of death, and place of death, in addition to name, date, and page citation of the newspaper. The Oak Lawn Library does not subscribe to all these titles.

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