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40131287680 276abf408b o

chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

885

Reviews
40131287680 276abf408b o

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

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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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bonnie123

Thank you so much! hopefully I ll remember how to do it properly next time!

April 2013


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rhodam

Great prompt service. Thank you!

April 2013


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cherylkale

Thank You! I appreciate the assistance.

April 2013


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jzaccone

Cyndy,The images are fine. One or two are fuzzy, but they are dupes, so it works out.Thank you. Excellent service, as always.janene

April 2013


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surbanowski

Thanks again for a good job. I'm sure I'll be back.

April 2013


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kamimekani

Your service was fast and exceptional!Thank You,Kathy Dorsam

April 2013


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cchantell

Thank you for the look-up! I really wanted to see the street addresses on those death certificates and so you really helped me.

April 2013


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erbowdle

Thank you very much for your timely completion of this work. Are old adoption records ever available for viewing? Family history is confused about whether or not my grandfather Herman C. Manton ever formally adopted Anna's son, Richard Alexandar Fischer born in 1915.

April 2013


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elizabethriemer

Just spent several hours with my friend giving her the Christmas present of her grandparents divorce papers. She absolutely loved them!! Thank you for making this possible so quickly and affordably!

April 2013


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denisemorgan21

I am thrill with no only the results, but with the turn-around time. Thank you chicagogenealogy!

April 2013


Cynthia Richardson

Southern California

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

9 hours

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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 14 0d3a2c6b49dc8bfa746d5cb3b3daadb6671b1a6d5c861744d7d358b216d0a68c

bonnie123

Thank you so much! hopefully I ll remember how to do it properly next time!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 17 9d95d45d81dd0064c8343b9c4d7d2ef3303057912a33e45c259f1a8adca3bddf

rhodam

Great prompt service. Thank you!

April 2013


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cherylkale

Thank You! I appreciate the assistance.

April 2013


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jzaccone

Cyndy,The images are fine. One or two are fuzzy, but they are dupes, so it works out.Thank you. Excellent service, as always.janene

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 12 f04b2561adc8ead17f62b2ed24446d100a1069e51101b7715a9611d5ca27f43c

surbanowski

Thanks again for a good job. I'm sure I'll be back.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 12 f04b2561adc8ead17f62b2ed24446d100a1069e51101b7715a9611d5ca27f43c

kamimekani

Your service was fast and exceptional!Thank You,Kathy Dorsam

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 7 24359b44c75caa9fec7772b15fb15a449e3ffcd7b6cf97f2a9824c94aaf5e544

cchantell

Thank you for the look-up! I really wanted to see the street addresses on those death certificates and so you really helped me.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 21 c079e7598153828c9325dc9d33d8f422f2c89a4c3bf81aeae9c583f676d95345

erbowdle

Thank you very much for your timely completion of this work. Are old adoption records ever available for viewing? Family history is confused about whether or not my grandfather Herman C. Manton ever formally adopted Anna's son, Richard Alexandar Fischer born in 1915.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 7 24359b44c75caa9fec7772b15fb15a449e3ffcd7b6cf97f2a9824c94aaf5e544

elizabethriemer

Just spent several hours with my friend giving her the Christmas present of her grandparents divorce papers. She absolutely loved them!! Thank you for making this possible so quickly and affordably!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

denisemorgan21

I am thrill with no only the results, but with the turn-around time. Thank you chicagogenealogy!

April 2013