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chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

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Reviews
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chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

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Reviews
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chicagogenealogy

Southern California

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

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872 Legacy Reviews
100% positive

$30.00/hour

Cynthia Richardson

Southern California
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100%

Response Time

9 hours


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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. For one record, please use my $5.00 lookup offering. For two or more, please use the red button to ask for a quote. I am very efficient and doing it that way will save you money.

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.

Research Specialities
  • Court Records
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
Research Repositories
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

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.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Chicago Vital Records from FamilySearch
    Many early Chicago birth, marriage, and death records are available for free on FamilySearch--even when the index link takes you to the Cook County...

    $5.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Vital Records from FamilySearch

    $5.00/record

    Description

    Many early Chicago birth, marriage, and death records are available for free on FamilySearch--even when the index link takes you to the Cook County website--but only in person from a Family History Center or affiliate library and only if you access they through the online catalog.

    If you are unable to retrieve Chicago records on your own, I can do it for you. I can visit the FHC on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday and I'm committed to fast turnaround times.

    I charge $5.00 for a single record and I discount that rate for requests for multiple records.

    If I'm unable to locate a record for you, there is no charge.

    And, if you have any questions, just ask!

    Ordering Instructions

    If you need 1 record, tell me what you need, select "1" and submit.

    If you need 2+ records, please use the red button from my profile page to ask for a quote. Doing it that way will save you money.

    When ordering, please paste the citations from a FamilySearch Index, if you have them. Here's an example of what I mean:

    Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7VW-NPD : 17 May 2016), Marcia Mahala Smith, 15 Jun 1885; citing , Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference cn 64870, record number 51, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,909.


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rickellis1950

Thanks - I reviewed both and neither are my people.That was essentially what I needed to confirm.My Mary Cary died 26 Sep 1904 and my Petra Olsen died 15 AR 1929.which both track with other information that I have. These other two just happen to have the same name and died in the same place.ThanksRick

April 2013


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blacksteve

Thank you. Excellent service as usual with a turnaround of just a few hours

April 2013


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lyndoncomstock

Thanks so much for doing an excellent job in making the scans. The price you charged was very reasonable, which was helpful for me because I couldn't afford to spend a lot of money on this project. I did find it useful to read the testimonies offered. Actually, I'm sorry he didn't respond because I would like to have seen if he had any defense to offer. The question not answered in the file is why she married him in the first place when she already had plenty of experience with alcoholic husbands. Thank you for your help! If I come up with another Chicago research project, I'll definitely ask you. Got any brainstorms about researching the Miller Shaws Hat Co., other than looking in newspaper archives?

April 2013


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dmjmmn5

Thank you so much! Very interesting!

April 2013


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apetrich

Thanks so much! A great job!

April 2013


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janvan89

The response to my request for this 1901 death certificate was both quick and very legible.

April 2013


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deelynn19

I contacted this provider and within moments of my request she responded. Within a day she had a very good image of my ancestor's death certificate in my possession. I would highly recommend her.

April 2013


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brennanb59

Cynthia, I know it has taken a long time to get back to you, but thank you very much for all you have done for me and my requests for searches. You have been easy to work with and I would recommend your services to anyone!!

April 2013


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judyangus

Thanks for the wonderful job! You went above and beyond with 3 images just to make sure I had a legible copy!

April 2013


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darcyrn

Thank you so much for providing this service. I am very grateful to have these secret records that my now deceased Grandparents never shared with their children or grandchildren. It makes their lives far more interesting and colorful. I really enjoy the story!

April 2013


Cynthia Richardson

Southern California

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

9 hours

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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. For one record, please use my $5.00 lookup offering. For two or more, please use the red button to ask for a quote. I am very efficient and doing it that way will save you money.

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.

Research Specialities
  • Court Records
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
Research Repositories
Birth/marriage/death records
Brick wall analysis/research planning
Cemetery photos
Descendancy research
Divorce records
Genetic genealogy
Land/tax records
Lineage determination
Lineage society applications
Manuscript preparation
Naturalization records
Obituary research
Pension/military service records
Photo restoration
Probate/court records
Surname studies
Translation/transcription

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.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Chicago Vital Records from FamilySearch
    Many early Chicago birth, marriage, and death records are available for free on FamilySearch--even when the index link takes yo...

    $5.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Vital Records from FamilySearch

    $5.00/record

    Description

    Many early Chicago birth, marriage, and death records are available for free on FamilySearch--even when the index link takes you to the Cook County website--but only in person from a Family History Center or affiliate library and only if you access they through the online catalog.

    If you are unable to retrieve Chicago records on your own, I can do it for you. I can visit the FHC on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday and I'm committed to fast turnaround times.

    I charge $5.00 for a single record and I discount that rate for requests for multiple records.

    If I'm unable to locate a record for you, there is no charge.

    And, if you have any questions, just ask!

    Ordering Instructions

    If you need 1 record, tell me what you need, select "1" and submit.

    If you need 2+ records, please use the red button from my profile page to ask for a quote. Doing it that way will save you money.

    When ordering, please paste the citations from a FamilySearch Index, if you have them. Here's an example of what I mean:

    Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7VW-NPD : 17 May 2016), Marcia Mahala Smith, 15 Jun 1885; citing , Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference cn 64870, record number 51, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,030,909.


    ×

Reviews
References
13 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
872 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

rickellis1950

Thanks - I reviewed both and neither are my people.That was essentially what I needed to confirm.My Mary Cary died 26 Sep 1904 and my Petra Olsen died 15 AR 1929.which both track with other information that I have. These other two just happen to have the same name and died in the same place.ThanksRick

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

blacksteve

Thank you. Excellent service as usual with a turnaround of just a few hours

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

lyndoncomstock

Thanks so much for doing an excellent job in making the scans. The price you charged was very reasonable, which was helpful for me because I couldn't afford to spend a lot of money on this project. I did find it useful to read the testimonies offered. Actually, I'm sorry he didn't respond because I would like to have seen if he had any defense to offer. The question not answered in the file is why she married him in the first place when she already had plenty of experience with alcoholic husbands. Thank you for your help! If I come up with another Chicago research project, I'll definitely ask you. Got any brainstorms about researching the Miller Shaws Hat Co., other than looking in newspaper archives?

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 14 0d3a2c6b49dc8bfa746d5cb3b3daadb6671b1a6d5c861744d7d358b216d0a68c

dmjmmn5

Thank you so much! Very interesting!

April 2013


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apetrich

Thanks so much! A great job!

April 2013


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janvan89

The response to my request for this 1901 death certificate was both quick and very legible.

April 2013


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deelynn19

I contacted this provider and within moments of my request she responded. Within a day she had a very good image of my ancestor's death certificate in my possession. I would highly recommend her.

April 2013


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brennanb59

Cynthia, I know it has taken a long time to get back to you, but thank you very much for all you have done for me and my requests for searches. You have been easy to work with and I would recommend your services to anyone!!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 4 3aec38315960df05124c5f3d09053eb611e48026745e41f300ae6f04505e8754

judyangus

Thanks for the wonderful job! You went above and beyond with 3 images just to make sure I had a legible copy!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

darcyrn

Thank you so much for providing this service. I am very grateful to have these secret records that my now deceased Grandparents never shared with their children or grandchildren. It makes their lives far more interesting and colorful. I really enjoy the story!

April 2013