Can’t wait to see your ancestor’s gravestone? Try our Cemetery Photo Service. Our area of interest is:

South Cook County, IL: Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Lemont, Orland, Palos, Rich, Thornton, and Worth townships.
East Will County, IL: Crete, Frankfort, Green Garden, Homer, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Washington, Will, and Wilton townships.

Photos will include the outside of the cemetery, an overview of the section where the graves are located, and close-ups of individual markers as well as any surrounding markers that we think might be of interest to you. We will provide any cemetery information that we have at the SSGHS library.

The fee for this service is $15.00/hour with a minimum of $40.00. Because of circumstances such as extended driving time or difficulty locating the grave sites, please submit your request and we will give you a quote of the cost. This is especially necessary when there are a large number of grave sites you desire to have photos of and they are located in several different areas of the cemetery. This would increase the cost above our minimum of $40.00. We will then complete the request upon receipt of your check.

The more information you can provide, the more efficient we can be, which will keep your costs to the minimum.

When possible, please provide the exact location of the grave sites so that the photographer doesn’t have to spend time searching for them. Also, provide the names and approximate dates if known, and when the cemetery office is open if there is one.

This service will not be provided in winter.

SSGHS Photo Service Form

Here is a sample of our photographic quality: