The Downers Grove Public Library is home to hundreds of genealogical books, magazines, newspapers, microfilm, maps, directories, and more.
The library also subscribes to a selection of online genealogical databases to help researchers find their family history. Wherever you are in your genealogical research journey, DGPL is here to help: Book an Expert to schedule one-on-one time with a librarian.
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The Obituary Database features information for Downers Grove and its surrounding areas. It covers most years from 1895 to present. The library has access to copies of most referenced newspaper sources. Please inquire at the Adult and Teen Services desk for assistance. The Obituary Database was created by the Downers Grove Public Library with assistance from the Downers Grove Historical Society.

Use the search box to find obituary records. If you would like to explore the database without searching, enter a blank search. 

Obituary Database Search 

Questions? Call 630-960-1200 ext. 4274, or email