I will visit the Circuit Court Archives in Chicago to search the plaintiff and/or the defendant indexes for Circuit Court and Superior Court divorces that took place between 1871-1963.
If I find a case number, I will have the file brought in from the warehouse and return in about a week to make color scans of the records. If I’m not able to find a match, I will provide you with a detailed explanation of how and what I searched.
I charge $10 for a successful index search (billed as an expense) and $30/hour for scanning pages from the file with a minimum of 20 minutes. Most files can be scanned in about 30 minutes but sometimes files are large; my quote will allow for an hour.
I am happy to follow your guidelines and work within your budget. For example, I can scan all the pages in a file or I can select the most relevant genealogical documents. Please understand, though, that if I don’t copy everything, there’s a chance that I might miss something important.
Scanning time varies based on how hard pages are to copy (folded or flat, legal-size requiring me to stitch two images together or 8.5 × 11) but a good rule of thumb is that I can scan, rotate, and crop about 60 images in an hour.