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chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

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Marcia smith photo sm

chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

877

Reviews
Marcia smith photo sm

chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

877

Reviews

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

$30.00/hr

Cyndy

Southern California
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Response Rate

100%

Response Time

1 days


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About Me

I've been "doing genealogy" as a hobby since 1979 but it wasn't until 2015 that I decided to get serious about learning to "do it right."

I am a tenacious and creative researcher, and while I don't yet consider myself to be a polished professional, I work hard to produce quality reports that reflect solid research practices.

If I'm not engrossed in a genealogy project, I'm probably sitting on the porch with a fiddle or banjo in hand. Old-time music is my other passion!

I no longer live in Illinois, but I am able to call on research associates when I need records that I'm unable to access from a distance.

Education/Training

I have 10+ years of experience working with Chicago records.

I've completed the National Genealogical Society's American Genealogy Studies: Beyond the Basics course and I am currently enrolled in ProGen 33.

I have a B.A. in Japanese and an M.Ed. in Language, Reading, & Culture.

Research Services

I can retrieve early Chicago vital records through FamilySearch if you are unable to get to a Family History Center to do it yourself. $5 for the first record, $1 thereafter.

I am also able to undertake projects focused on answering challenging research questions and I very much enjoy starting from scratch to piece together Chicago families.

Feel free to suggest a project. If I believe I can help, I will submit a proposal and quote and if I believe someone else is better suited to the job, I won't hesitate to refer you.

Note: My profile image shows Marcia Mahala Swetland Smith who arrived in Chicago in 1835--my husband's Chicago ancestor.

Research Specialities
  • Court Records
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
Research Repositories
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

Record Retrieval
Images

How to Hire chicagogenealogy for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.


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3 Reviews
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874 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Me at 30 001

jdepstein500

Thank you so much.

November 2014


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mkbrey

That you so much!! The image is of great quality. I'm so happy to finally see this.

November 2014


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mmccann

Thank you for providing so much information! You have managed to follow their path and it has given me a break through. Do you think there are naturalization records? I will check what I believe is their marriage record - it might explain why he was in the States longer than Harriet. Regarding your fee - I believe you would have spent as much time compiling as searching. I am perfectly happy to cover any additional costs. Marg

November 2014


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rucker34

Wow! Thank you for the prompt service on the Chicago death certificates. The copies were clear and easy to read. These documents really help me to fill in the missing pieces of my family history.

November 2014


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mayebt

Thankyou. Much appreciated

November 2014


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mayebt

Thank you Cyndi,You go above and beyond

November 2014


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gsw19

Excellent service as always. Quick communication and delivery of requests.

November 2014


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dawnr9

She was very helpful and guided me to other information. I would definitely ask for her assistants again. Thank you so much for all your help!

November 2014


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topofthetony

Although a record was not found, Cynthia created a report with all the locations searched and possible next steps. Could not ask for a more pleasurable experience! Thanks so much Cynthia!

November 2014


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ellenplourde

Always awesome work.

October 2014


Cyndy

Southern California

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

1 days

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About Me

I've been "doing genealogy" as a hobby since 1979 but it wasn't until 2015 that I decided to get serious about learning to "do it right."

I am a tenacious and creative researcher, and while I don't yet consider myself to be a polished professional, I work hard to produce quality reports that reflect solid research practices.

If I'm not engrossed in a genealogy project, I'm probably sitting on the porch with a fiddle or banjo in hand. Old-time music is my other passion!

I no longer live in Illinois, but I am able to call on research associates when I need records that I'm unable to access from a distance.

Education/Training

I have 10+ years of experience working with Chicago records.

I've completed the National Genealogical Society's American Genealogy Studies: Beyond the Basics course and I am currently enrolled in ProGen 33.

I have a B.A. in Japanese and an M.Ed. in Language, Reading, & Culture.

Research Services

I can retrieve early Chicago vital records through FamilySearch if you are unable to get to a Family History Center to do it yourself. $5 for the first record, $1 thereafter.

I am also able to undertake projects focused on answering challenging research questions and I very much enjoy starting from scratch to piece together Chicago families.

Feel free to suggest a project. If I believe I can help, I will submit a proposal and quote and if I believe someone else is better suited to the job, I won't hesitate to refer you.

Note: My profile image shows Marcia Mahala Swetland Smith who arrived in Chicago in 1835--my husband's Chicago ancestor.

Research Specialities
  • Court Records
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
Research Repositories
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

How to Hire chicagogenealogy for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

Reviews
References
3 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
874 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Me at 30 001

jdepstein500

Thank you so much.

November 2014


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mkbrey

That you so much!! The image is of great quality. I'm so happy to finally see this.

November 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 28 b45bcc14037796918b49561eb70336f62818189b82549dedc73a9582a9ecac74

mmccann

Thank you for providing so much information! You have managed to follow their path and it has given me a break through. Do you think there are naturalization records? I will check what I believe is their marriage record - it might explain why he was in the States longer than Harriet. Regarding your fee - I believe you would have spent as much time compiling as searching. I am perfectly happy to cover any additional costs. Marg

November 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 18 ae705ac458640d4ed0fc13f425b660272bf53347f35a9aa8186a0cda875aaed2

rucker34

Wow! Thank you for the prompt service on the Chicago death certificates. The copies were clear and easy to read. These documents really help me to fill in the missing pieces of my family history.

November 2014


13435503 2035352613355888 2350324845444115847 n

mayebt

Thankyou. Much appreciated

November 2014


13435503 2035352613355888 2350324845444115847 n

mayebt

Thank you Cyndi,You go above and beyond

November 2014


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gsw19

Excellent service as always. Quick communication and delivery of requests.

November 2014


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dawnr9

She was very helpful and guided me to other information. I would definitely ask for her assistants again. Thank you so much for all your help!

November 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

topofthetony

Although a record was not found, Cynthia created a report with all the locations searched and possible next steps. Could not ask for a more pleasurable experience! Thanks so much Cynthia!

November 2014


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ellenplourde

Always awesome work.

October 2014


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