Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index, 1885-2002
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Maywood, Cook, Illinois, 
United States
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Location of Maywood, Cook County, Illinois
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Location of Illinois
Record Description
Record Type Obituaries
Collection years 1885-2002
FamilySearch Resources


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of a surname card index from the Maywood Public Library. The index is largely comprised of obituaries, as well as a list of "Maywoodians" (residents of the city of Maywood). The records are from the Maywood Herald newspaper, now called the Proviso Herald. The collection includes records from 1885 to 2002.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Illinois, Cook County, Maywood, Maywood Herald Obituary Card Index, 1885-2002.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Card Index

  • The name of deceased
  • The date of death

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Surname Range to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s obituary, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for the death certificate
  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records
  • The information on the card may lead you to the obituary. Contact the Maywood Public Library for more help
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Illinois.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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