Indian Prairie Public Library has a free online Obituary index, Oral Histories, and historic photos for genealogy research.


Obituary Index, 1972-2018 – A searchable .pdf file of people who resided in Burr Ridge, Darien or Willowbrook. The index also includes obituaries of individuals whose funeral services were held in Burr Ridge, Darien or Willowbrook. Gaps exist in the index due to missing newspaper issues. The index is updated throughout the year but published annually online.


Veterans History Project – We have interviewed and recorded the stories of over 100 local veterans who served in conflicts from World War II to the present. We send the original recordings to the American Folklife Center and keep a copy at the library.


Photos of People and Places

  • Flickr: Look through online photo albums of people, places, and events

  • Historypin: View images of buildings and places overlaid on Google Street View for “then and now” perspectives.


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