Our collection of Illinois obituaries is expanded regularly as volunteer contributors transcribe citations. You can help other researchers by taking a few minutes each day to pick up your local or county paper and enter citations for the obituaries. We also have many volunteers that transcribe obituary information from the newspaper archives at their local library.
Search by Name
Enter a last name (i.e. surname) and search through the Illinois newspapers citations already indexed.
Or, if you would like to contribute obituaries, first locate your local or county newspaper listing in the directory.
Why Citations? Where's The Rest of the Obit?
To avoid violating the copyright protection exercised by many newspapers over complete obituaries, our database simply cites the individual, date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. We attach a link to the newspaper website (when available) so you can contact them directly to obtain the full obituary.
Browse through our listing of Illinois newspapers and access their online obituary archives. Included in our directory are highlights of genealogy columns published in each paper.
To add an obituary citation, locate the newspaper listing and then click on "Add Obituary".
Additional Illinois Sources
Below are links to Illinois sites that have uploaded state or county obituaries. If you would like us to include a link to your obituary page(s), complete this form.
Adams County Obituaries
Bond County Obituary Forum
Brown County Wills and Obituaries
Central States Obituary Search Engine
Champaign County Obituaries
Chicago Tribune Obituary Database
Clark County Obituaries
Clay County Obituaries
Coles County Obituaries
Cook County Obituaries
Daily Register Obituaries
Eldorado Journal Obits, 1917-1919
Elgin Area G.A.R. Obituaries
Fayette County Obituaries
Freeburg Tribune Obituaries 1904–1939
Hamilton County Obituaries
Hansen Spear Funeral Home Obituaries
Hardin County Obituaries
Henderson County Obituaries
Henry County Families
Highland Park Obituaries
Jackson County Obituaries
Jefferson County Obituaries
Kane County Obituaries
Kankakee County Obituaries
LaSalle County Obituaries
Litchfield News Herald
Macon County Obituaries
Macoupin County Obituaries
Marion County Obituaries
Marshall County Obituaries
Mascoutah Herald Obituary Dates 1912-1971
Massac County Obituaries
McDonough County Obituaries
McLean County Obituary Surname Index
Morgan County Obituaries
Moultrie County Obituaries
Obituaries of Schuyler County People
Ogle County Page Obituaries
Peoria County Obituaries
Peoria County Scanned Obituaries and Funeral Cards
Preston-Hanley Funeral Home Obituaries
Putnam County Obituaries 1840-1922
Randolph County Obituaries
Rockford Register Star Obituaries
Saline County Obituaries, 1922
Sangamon County Obituaries
Schuyler County Obituaries
St. Clair County Obituaries
Stephenson County Obituaries
Tazewell County Obituaries
The Yesterdays of Hamilton County
Union County Obituaries
Villa Park Argus Obituaries
Wabash Valley Obituary Database
White County Obituaries
Whiteside County Obituaries
Will County Obituaries
WNOI Current Obituaries
Woodford County Obituaries
Illinois Resources at StateGenSites
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