Skokie Obituary Index

Search the Skokie Obituary Index

Enter a personal name in the name field (if you are unsure of the first name use only the last name in your search) and click the Start Search button. The database will retrieve citations to obituaries appearing in:

Life - Skokie edition (1980 to October 2004)
The News (1960 to 1984)
Skokie Review (1981 to the present).

You may also browse the obituary listing by last name or by date.

The Skokie Newspaper Index may also include citations to relevant news articles for prominent individuals.

View a brief (4 minute) screencast demonstration on how to locate an obituary using Library resources.

Your search will include all publications and the most current year unless you change these settings. To search only one publication and/or only one year, use the mouse to highlight your choices. To select multiple publications and/or years, press the CTRL key while selecting your choices. Click the Start Over button to reset your search.
Name of person for whom obituary was written. If full name is entered, type in last name followed by first name.
  Example search: Smith, John
  Search results: Citations for obituaries written for Smith, John

For the full text of an obituary, visit the Library or contact the Reference Desk by phone at 847.673.3733 or by email. The full text of obituaries appearing in the Skokie Review may also be available through their website or via the Newsbank database.

If you have questions or concerns about the Skokie Newspaper Index or the Skokie Obituary Index, please contact the Library's Reference Desk by phone at 847.673.3733 or by email.