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chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

877

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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
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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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nancyfiore

I can read this just fine. He must be a half-brother at best or a cousin at least.

October 2014


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efallen

I would (and will!) use ChicagoGenealogy again in a heartbeat. Great service, communication, timing, and delivery. I was sent exactly what I asked for and am very pleased. Highly recommend this provider.

October 2014


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pegster

thanks for all your help.

October 2014


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nancyfiore

Another new insight! The people who created the index read the towns wrong, so I have been looking all over for the wrong place!

October 2014


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nancyfiore

I am thrilled to see his actual signature!

October 2014


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was55

Excellent to deal with! Very responsive to my request and thorough in accomplishing the task.

October 2014


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nancyfiore

Outstanding and efficient service!The document was darkened to make it easier to read.Thanks so much!

October 2014


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egcn2014

Thank you for the great service. I appreciate it.

September 2014


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doctor2009

Thank you so much for the great work. The images are wonderful and I certainly appreciate how quickly you were able to send them over. I will be reaching out again soon!!

September 2014


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doctor2009

Thank you so much for the very quick work in finding this marriage record! My husband and I are excited to have finally found this missing link in our tree.

September 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

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

nancyfiore

I can read this just fine. He must be a half-brother at best or a cousin at least.

October 2014


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efallen

I would (and will!) use ChicagoGenealogy again in a heartbeat. Great service, communication, timing, and delivery. I was sent exactly what I asked for and am very pleased. Highly recommend this provider.

October 2014


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pegster

thanks for all your help.

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

nancyfiore

Another new insight! The people who created the index read the towns wrong, so I have been looking all over for the wrong place!

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

nancyfiore

I am thrilled to see his actual signature!

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 5 73d637f4905d3d67549ee8269cc67ce4f4ce504544ba3c1b86c722167b76c57c

was55

Excellent to deal with! Very responsive to my request and thorough in accomplishing the task.

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

nancyfiore

Outstanding and efficient service!The document was darkened to make it easier to read.Thanks so much!

October 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 10 de81954d84e21326b911d863e801433fd39c84be3d08568807ccd84157954603

egcn2014

Thank you for the great service. I appreciate it.

September 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

doctor2009

Thank you so much for the great work. The images are wonderful and I certainly appreciate how quickly you were able to send them over. I will be reaching out again soon!!

September 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

doctor2009

Thank you so much for the very quick work in finding this marriage record! My husband and I are excited to have finally found this missing link in our tree.

September 2014


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