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kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

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1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

204

Reviews
1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

204

Reviews

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

$35/hr

Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, Illinois
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

17 hours


Provider Info
Services
About Me

I am an avid genealogist and have done Chicago genealogy for many years. I love helping others discover something new, solve genealogical puzzles, find unexpected information and discover the unknown. Genealogy is my passion and I would love to assist you!

Research Services

Any and all Chicago and Cook County Research including but not limited to:

*Divorce, Law & Chancery Court Cases
* Probate and Wills Research
*Criminal Court Cases
*Property and Warranty Deed Research
*Polish, German and Bohemian Research including foreign newspaper obituary searches
*Chicago Directory searches
*Naturalization Retrieval
*Polish, German & Latin Record Translation
*and much much more!

Research Specialities
  • Polish
  • German
  • Court Records
  • Catholic
  • House Historical
  • Land Records
  • Lutheran
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Poland
  • Germany
Research Repositories
  • Cook County Circuit Court Archives
  • Cook County Recorder of Deeds
  • Newberry Library
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
  • Cook County Building
  • Cook County Clerk's Office
  • Archdiocese of Chicago's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives
  • Chicago History Museum
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Translation/transcription of historical documents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
Images

How to Hire kimstankiewicz 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

  • Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superi...
    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available from the Cook County ...

    $15.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superior, Circuit, County and Criminal Courts)

    $15.00/record

    Description

    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available from the Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, Illinois.

    If you found an entry in the on-line Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court database, http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/about.aspx I will only be able to obtain the Declaration, which will not include any more information than what is in the database.

    If you found an index card in the www.ancestry.com database, that may provide good genealogical information if your ancestor was naturalized after 1906, (some 1904-1906 naturalizations have good information also). If the index card states “court order only”, most likely there will only be one page for his naturalization and won’t include much significant information.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions first if needed. Thanks!

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include your ancestor’s full name and possible spelling variations, country of birth if known, date of birth (approximate is fine), date of immigration if known, address of ancestor if known and approximate date of naturalization.


    ×
  • Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in ...
    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digitized or published on-...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in Chicago Tribune)

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digitized or published on-line.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the decedent’s name and date of death.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up
    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not the actual obituary...

    $3.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up

    $3.00/record

    Description

    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not the actual obituary but does provide date of obituary publication in this Czech language newspaper. Up to 5 surnames can be included.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide name and approximate date of death (if known). My turn around for this is 24 hours (as long as I am in town).


    ×
  • Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up
    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detailed and sometimes inc...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detailed and sometimes include ancestral homeland information.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the first and last name as well as the date of death. Thank you!


    ×
  • House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership
    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will contain the history ...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will contain the history of this parcel of land which will include the names of all of the buyers and sellers of this property from 1871-1985 and the dates that it changed ownership. From this, I can get the appropriate document numbers and retrieve the Property Deed when your ancestor purchased the property.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the PIN# and/or legal description (if known). If you do not have the PIN# and/or legal description, please include the address of the property you are seeking information for and the year your ancestors lived there (approximate is fine). If you are unsure of the approximate year, it is important that I know if the address you have is pre-1909 or after 1909 as that is when the addresses in Chicago changed.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituaries are very descript...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.00 for each one found

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased and the date of death or date the obituary was published from the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also translate it into Engl...

    $16.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.00 for each one found and translated

    $16.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also translate it into English for you. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased, date of death or date obituary was published according to the Denni Hlasatel Index if known.


    ×

Reviews
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1 Review
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Communication
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202 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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bmoore

A very pleasant and intelligent person who is a pleasure to work with.

June 2017


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petitelake

Kim is very responsive and quick to fulfill requests.

February 2017


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tedcercos

Thank you. I'm not surprised by the content. It's sad to see in print however. I was hoping to find out information on where Axel was actually born but he did not show up from the trial. It looks like there was a Municipal Court action in 1910 or 1911. Do those records still exist? Ted

February 2017


Deb

dholman472

Fantastic service!! Excellent communicator. Delivered quickly and accurately. Will use this researcher again for sure!

January 2017


Deb

dholman472

Fantastic service!! Excellent communicator. Delivered quickly and accurately. Will use this researcher again for sure!

January 2017


Deb

dholman472

Fantastic service!! Excellent communicator. Delivered quickly and accurately. Will use this researcher again for sure!

January 2017


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jpm13us

EXCELLANT - TOP RATING. THANKS KIM, JAMES

January 2017


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bmales

Once again, Kim, thank you so much for your help. Every little connection to the past is important!

January 2017


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laceyk

Great job retrieving the record. Wonderful color scan. Thank you.

January 2017


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tlathrom38

Wonderful job retrieving the probate information I requested and providing copies to me. Thanks so much!

December 2016


Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, Illinois

$35 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

17 hours

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About Me

I am an avid genealogist and have done Chicago genealogy for many years. I love helping others discover something new, solve genealogical puzzles, find unexpected information and discover the unknown. Genealogy is my passion and I would love to assist you!

Research Services

Any and all Chicago and Cook County Research including but not limited to:

*Divorce, Law & Chancery Court Cases
* Probate and Wills Research
*Criminal Court Cases
*Property and Warranty Deed Research
*Polish, German and Bohemian Research including foreign newspaper obituary searches
*Chicago Directory searches
*Naturalization Retrieval
*Polish, German & Latin Record Translation
*and much much more!

Research Specialities
  • Polish
  • German
  • Court Records
  • Catholic
  • House Historical
  • Land Records
  • Lutheran
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Poland
  • Germany
Research Repositories
  • Cook County Circuit Court Archives
  • Cook County Recorder of Deeds
  • Newberry Library
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
  • Cook County Building
  • Cook County Clerk's Office
  • Archdiocese of Chicago's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives
  • Chicago History Museum
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 kimstankiewicz 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

  • Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superi...
    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available f...

    $15.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superior, Circuit, County and Criminal Courts)

    $15.00/record

    Description

    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available from the Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, Illinois.

    If you found an entry in the on-line Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court database, http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/about.aspx I will only be able to obtain the Declaration, which will not include any more information than what is in the database.

    If you found an index card in the www.ancestry.com database, that may provide good genealogical information if your ancestor was naturalized after 1906, (some 1904-1906 naturalizations have good information also). If the index card states “court order only”, most likely there will only be one page for his naturalization and won’t include much significant information.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions first if needed. Thanks!

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include your ancestor’s full name and possible spelling variations, country of birth if known, date of birth (approximate is fine), date of immigration if known, address of ancestor if known and approximate date of naturalization.


    ×
  • Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in ...
    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digiti...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in Chicago Tribune)

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digitized or published on-line.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the decedent’s name and date of death.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up
    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not...

    $3.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up

    $3.00/record

    Description

    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not the actual obituary but does provide date of obituary publication in this Czech language newspaper. Up to 5 surnames can be included.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide name and approximate date of death (if known). My turn around for this is 24 hours (as long as I am in town).


    ×
  • Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up
    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detail...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detailed and sometimes include ancestral homeland information.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the first and last name as well as the date of death. Thank you!


    ×
  • House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership
    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will ...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will contain the history of this parcel of land which will include the names of all of the buyers and sellers of this property from 1871-1985 and the dates that it changed ownership. From this, I can get the appropriate document numbers and retrieve the Property Deed when your ancestor purchased the property.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the PIN# and/or legal description (if known). If you do not have the PIN# and/or legal description, please include the address of the property you are seeking information for and the year your ancestors lived there (approximate is fine). If you are unsure of the approximate year, it is important that I know if the address you have is pre-1909 or after 1909 as that is when the addresses in Chicago changed.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituari...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.00 for each one found

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased and the date of death or date the obituary was published from the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also tr...

    $16.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.00 for each one found and translated

    $16.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also translate it into English for you. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased, date of death or date obituary was published according to the Denni Hlasatel Index if known.


    ×

Reviews
References
1 Review
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
202 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

A very pleasant and intelligent person who is a pleasure to work with.

June 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

petitelake

Kim is very responsive and quick to fulfill requests.

February 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 5 73d637f4905d3d67549ee8269cc67ce4f4ce504544ba3c1b86c722167b76c57c

tedcercos

Thank you. I'm not surprised by the content. It's sad to see in print however. I was hoping to find out information on where Axel was actually born but he did not show up from the trial. It looks like there was a Municipal Court action in 1910 or 1911. Do those records still exist? Ted

February 2017


Deb

dholman472

Fantastic service!! Excellent communicator. Delivered quickly and accurately. Will use this researcher again for sure!

January 2017


Deb

dholman472

Fantastic service!! Excellent communicator. Delivered quickly and accurately. Will use this researcher again for sure!

January 2017


Deb

dholman472

Fantastic service!! Excellent communicator. Delivered quickly and accurately. Will use this researcher again for sure!

January 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 3 5a0e521094699fb65a01ab063f3d65fb141866b33cad6132ddb3ad8d472f16e9

jpm13us

EXCELLANT - TOP RATING. THANKS KIM, JAMES

January 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 15 9810997e6e0ff438a1cb1def1c4d46ff6f1f50e884bbf014fd91b8f98c7067d0

bmales

Once again, Kim, thank you so much for your help. Every little connection to the past is important!

January 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 9 58acd3c7a9f5fd0abc88a8fd9d4c6aa1500e720cbb046e21e94f1061d9e7e79d

laceyk

Great job retrieving the record. Wonderful color scan. Thank you.

January 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 18 ae705ac458640d4ed0fc13f425b660272bf53347f35a9aa8186a0cda875aaed2

tlathrom38

Wonderful job retrieving the probate information I requested and providing copies to me. Thanks so much!

December 2016


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