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chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

882

Reviews
40131287680 276abf408b o

chicagogenealogy

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

882

Reviews
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chicagogenealogy

Southern California

I help you find Chicago ancestors.

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$30.00/hour

Cynthia Richardson

Southern California
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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
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

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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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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


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mjrozner

Cynthia The Frelka Certs are exactly what I was looking for The two Kosiba Certs I already had and are troublesome since they do not give birth origin and spouse. I was looking for the State of IL Death Cert which have this data. Do you know how to get them? After more research I find Jan Kosiba married Tekla in 1912 and died 2 years later, so we have the correct documentation and the problem is solved. It also explains why Leokadia (rozner) Kosiba is buried alone in St Adalberts. Katarzyna Rozner. There is another Jan Kosiba from Poland who married a Katie Pluta. The two docs you fount might be them. This has been my dilemma so I felt the IL Death Certs would solce my problem. Any comments? Thiss is also why I wanted St Adalberts data to discriminate.

September 2014


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cindy79

I appreciate your extra effort in the research on this marriage license and your explanation. Thanks so much for this!

September 2014


Gl avatar cindy79

cindy79

My cousin and I thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make these images readable! My cousin said this record has helped alot in our research! thanks again!

September 2014


Cynthia Richardson

Southern California

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

10 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
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.

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
10 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
872 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 10 de81954d84e21326b911d863e801433fd39c84be3d08568807ccd84157954603

mjrozner

Cynthia The Frelka Certs are exactly what I was looking for The two Kosiba Certs I already had and are troublesome since they do not give birth origin and spouse. I was looking for the State of IL Death Cert which have this data. Do you know how to get them? After more research I find Jan Kosiba married Tekla in 1912 and died 2 years later, so we have the correct documentation and the problem is solved. It also explains why Leokadia (rozner) Kosiba is buried alone in St Adalberts. Katarzyna Rozner. There is another Jan Kosiba from Poland who married a Katie Pluta. The two docs you fount might be them. This has been my dilemma so I felt the IL Death Certs would solce my problem. Any comments? Thiss is also why I wanted St Adalberts data to discriminate.

September 2014


Gl avatar cindy79

cindy79

I appreciate your extra effort in the research on this marriage license and your explanation. Thanks so much for this!

September 2014


Gl avatar cindy79

cindy79

My cousin and I thank you so much for taking the extra effort to make these images readable! My cousin said this record has helped alot in our research! thanks again!

September 2014