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A visit to the Oak Woods Cemetery ...
Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Oak Woods Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Oak Woods Cemetery (FAG ID #173554)
We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.
This page contains seven sections:
The Location of the Oak Woods Cemetery ...
Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Oak Woods Cemetery
Lat: 41.7697° (41° 46' 10")
Lon: -87.5995° (-87° 35' 58")
Establishment of the Oak Woods Cemetery ...
The Oak Woods Cemetery was established in 1855.
List of the closest cemeteries ...
We know of 33 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Oak Woods Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.
Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Cook County.
For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.
List of neighboring communities ...
The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Oak Woods Cemetery.
For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.
Nearby communities with newspapers ...
The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Oak Woods Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Cook County.
More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Oak Woods Cemetery.
Websites to help with your genealogy research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.
To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Oak Woods Cemetery:
For pages that are specific to Illinois:
These pages are specific to Cook County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Illinois:
Of Special Interest ...
The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Oak Woods Cemetery ...
While our initial data for the Oak Woods Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Oak Woods Cemetery elsewhere. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Oak Woods Cemetery.
Referenced GNIS Record ...
GNIS ID #414945 (Name of Record: Oakwoods Cemetery)
Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry: FAG ID #173554
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2019