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Web site helps Burr Oak graves search

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Chicago Tribune
by Staff report

Families searching for their loved ones' graves at Burr Oak Cemetery can search an online database for a photo of the headstone.

The Web site, www.burroak.net, was set up by the Cook County Sheriff's Department for families fearing relatives' graves are among about 300 believed to have been illegally disinterred and resold.

So far, 10,000 photos have been added to the database. It can be searched by the deceased's last name.



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