Welcome to the Frankfort Area Obituary Index. This database is made possible by a collaborative effort between the Frankfort Public Library District and the Frankfort Area Historical Society.
SOME SEARCH GUIDELINES
The search fields shown below can be used to specifically search the last name of a deceased individual, a keyword, and/or date of event. If last name is not known, try the first name only or middle name only. If date of death is not known, leave that field blank.
ABOUT THE DATABASE
We began the project in June of 2013 and anticipate the database will hold an index of approximately 7,000 obituaries from various earlier newspaper publications from the surrounding area. Below you will see our indexing progress:
- Frankfort Leader (Aug 1959 – Aug 1962) - completely indexed
- Frankfort Phoenix Advertiser (Spotty Issues from 1903-06, 1908-09, 1911) - completely indexed
- Frankfort Times (Jun 1953 - Oct 1968) - completely indexed
- Mokena-New Lenox Star Herald (Jan 1976 – Dec 1981) - in progress, indexed through July 11, 1976
- The News-Bulletin (Mokena publication that includes coverage for Frankfort, New Lenox and Matteson communities from Aug 1919-Jun 1969) - in progress indexed through October 1942
- The New Lenox Press (Feb 1956 - Dec 1969) - in progress, indexed through December 1957
- The Southwest Graphic (Jan 1970-Dec 1970) - completely indexed