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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


Provider Info
Services
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

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mayebt

Cyndi,You have gone bove and beyond. Thank you. .

October 2014


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mayebt

Thank you greatwork it has been a long time working on the Shanahan family and it is now coming together

October 2014


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mayebt

Thank you.great work

October 2014


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mayebt

Thank you so much great work

October 2014


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catherinegreen

Thank you for quick turnaround on my request and the thorough search for me.

October 2014


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nancyfiore

Can we find out more about the undertaker and where these records are?

October 2014


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nancyfiore

Nice touch finding the church listing!

October 2014


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nancycohen

Thank you. This is sad, of course, but I appreciate knowing and your prompt response.

October 2014


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allynspear

The documents look fantastic and are perfectly legible. I appreciate your prompt replies and prompt delivery. If I have any other such needs in the Chicago area, I will be sure to contact you again.

October 2014


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aulo00

Very pleased with results. I've been using Cyndy for several years and it just gets better and better. Thanks for the quick turnaround time. Your automated system rocks!

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

13435503 2035352613355888 2350324845444115847 n

mayebt

Cyndi,You have gone bove and beyond. Thank you. .

October 2014


13435503 2035352613355888 2350324845444115847 n

mayebt

Thank you greatwork it has been a long time working on the Shanahan family and it is now coming together

October 2014


13435503 2035352613355888 2350324845444115847 n

mayebt

Thank you.great work

October 2014


13435503 2035352613355888 2350324845444115847 n

mayebt

Thank you so much great work

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

catherinegreen

Thank you for quick turnaround on my request and the thorough search for me.

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

nancyfiore

Can we find out more about the undertaker and where these records are?

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

nancyfiore

Nice touch finding the church listing!

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 22 3b7dea1d4c161adaa5ddf9b65631b0e774a940be8ba31dc54f09dd70b1931212

nancycohen

Thank you. This is sad, of course, but I appreciate knowing and your prompt response.

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 17 9d95d45d81dd0064c8343b9c4d7d2ef3303057912a33e45c259f1a8adca3bddf

allynspear

The documents look fantastic and are perfectly legible. I appreciate your prompt replies and prompt delivery. If I have any other such needs in the Chicago area, I will be sure to contact you again.

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 26 4a2991b7f8349b7b09c11a3f41440a86eb8db7ebab1322a8cfbaaf554d58b6a2

aulo00

Very pleased with results. I've been using Cyndy for several years and it just gets better and better. Thanks for the quick turnaround time. Your automated system rocks!

October 2014


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