Cook County’s Social Worker for the Unclaimed Dead

Cook County’s Social Worker for the Unclaimed Dead

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The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society will host a presentation by Rebeca Perrone. Ms. Perrone is the Cook County Medical Examiner’s first indigent coordinator. She handles 700+ cases a year in her role as a Social Worker for the dead. Using a list of names of unclaimed remains, Rebeca searches for potential next of kin, hoping to reunite them with their loved ones. Her stories reflect how basic genealogy techniques can be used to find living relatives. For further information -
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Originally from Algonquin, after studying sociology and criminal justice at Loyola University, Rebeca worked for the Indiana Department of Child Services, investigating abuse and neglect claims. She longed to be a detective but not a police officer, so she decided to change jobs and search for living relatives of the unclaimed indigent, so that they might help arrange for a dignified burial.

The meeting will be held at The Pointe, 5650 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake, IL 60014 (next to Target) at 7 pm Thursday, May 10, 2018.

For more information, please email or telephone 815-687-0436.

Price: Free

Tags: Special Interest, Genealogy, Dead, Cook County, Indigent, Family History, Next Of Kin

Posted By: McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society

Event Details

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Pointe Outreach Center
5650 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, , Illinois 60014


McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society

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The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society is a non-profit, tax exempt organization of family history researchers from all over the United States, Canada and Germany.

The purpose of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is to foster an interest in genealogy, provide instruction in current research methods and practices, and support the preservation of and access to genealogical and historical records.

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