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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


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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

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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874 Legacy Reviews

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jorgemonkey81

Very quick, and sent me the files that I was asking for quickly. Would use again!

September 2014


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daafrank

This is great. Thanks so much.I am having trouble finding my great grandfather's father's name. Any ideas on how to find this?Thanks again.Regards,Dave

September 2014


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nancycohen

Great service! I'll definitely be using this again!

September 2014


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gfrere

Thanks!

August 2014


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fstyne

The process was so easy and chicagogenealogy was very prompt. I am very satisfied with my transaction and with the files I have received. Thank you!

August 2014


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renemaher

Thank you!

August 2014


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cfilipiak

Great Service, nice written summary. Thank You.

August 2014


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pearavenue

Thanks Cyndy, the copies are great. I can read everything just fine.

August 2014


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jnelligan

Thanks so much Cynthia! You gave me just what I was looking for.

August 2014


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shellarobertson

Very quick getting back to me. Although the record was not found, was provided with a list of what she searched allowing me to focus elsewhere. Thanks for your time!

August 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

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jorgemonkey81

Very quick, and sent me the files that I was asking for quickly. Would use again!

September 2014


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daafrank

This is great. Thanks so much.I am having trouble finding my great grandfather's father's name. Any ideas on how to find this?Thanks again.Regards,Dave

September 2014


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nancycohen

Great service! I'll definitely be using this again!

September 2014


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gfrere

Thanks!

August 2014


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fstyne

The process was so easy and chicagogenealogy was very prompt. I am very satisfied with my transaction and with the files I have received. Thank you!

August 2014


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renemaher

Thank you!

August 2014


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cfilipiak

Great Service, nice written summary. Thank You.

August 2014


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pearavenue

Thanks Cyndy, the copies are great. I can read everything just fine.

August 2014


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jnelligan

Thanks so much Cynthia! You gave me just what I was looking for.

August 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 28 b45bcc14037796918b49561eb70336f62818189b82549dedc73a9582a9ecac74

shellarobertson

Very quick getting back to me. Although the record was not found, was provided with a list of what she searched allowing me to focus elsewhere. Thanks for your time!

August 2014


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