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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

216

Reviews
1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

216

Reviews

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

$35.00/hr

Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, Illinois
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

1 days


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Translation/transcription of historical documents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

  • 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).


    ×
  • *Research (Hourly)
    If you are interested in hourly research, please submit this request and let me know what you are seeking.

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    *Research (Hourly)

    $35.00/record

    Description

    If you are interested in hourly research, please submit this request and let me know what you are seeking.

    Ordering Instructions

    Include all known information on your ancestor(s). I will review all of your information and come up with a research plan to go further. At that point we can come to an agreement on a limit of hours for research.


    ×
  • 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.


    ×

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6 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
210 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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jgcurro

Performed a helpful search that would have been very difficult to do myself.

April 2013


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mathmac

Super job. Thank you!

April 2013


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jodyhansen

Thank you so much for the thorough search. Always good to cross things off the list!Best,Jody

April 2013


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jenewein

The obit copies are legible. Unfortunately, they don't contain the information I was hoping for. Nevertheless, your help saved me a trip to Chicago. Thanks.Lawrence Jenewein

April 2013


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troykoubsky

Thank you so very much !!

April 2013


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matt743

Quick, thorough, and efficient research. Highly recommended!

April 2013


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mathmac

Thank you so much!

April 2013


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walokc

Kim,I thank you very much for the naturalization files on Friedrich Bohn. As you said, they did not provide much additional information, but they are nice to have as backup and source material. Sorry I did not write sooner to thank you, but I lost my internet access soon after I downloaded your files. I had to buy a new DSL modem to get back in business.I would like your thoughts on the feasibility of two further searches. The first relates to the possibility of finding the Warrantee deed, dated 19 Nov 1868, transferring property from Josiah L. and Susan T. Lombard to Christian Ladwig, as mentioned on Page 18 of the probate file you found for me last June. There it is also noted that the name on the deed may have been listed as Christian Leudewig. The second relates to finding the will or probate file for Friedrich Ladwig, who was the executor for Christian Ladwig's estate. All I know is that he died 17 Jan 1931 and was buried 21 Jan 1931 in Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park. In the Apr 1930 Census he was listed as living at 671 Sunnyside Ave in Elmhurst. Both the Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 and the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 databases say he died in Elmhurst.By the way, I did find the naturalization certificate for Evan Oleson by paging through the Richland, Wisconsin, Petitions for naturalization 1861-1892 on FamilySearch.Thanks again for finding files for me.

April 2013


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dlbirtwell

Thanks for finding this! It answered a lot of open questions.

April 2013


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dlbirtwell

Thanks so much. This obituary answers so many questions about my Grandmother.

April 2013


Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, Illinois

$35.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

1 days

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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

  • 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).


    ×
  • *Research (Hourly)
    If you are interested in hourly research, please submit this request and let me know what you are seeking.

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    *Research (Hourly)

    $35.00/record

    Description

    If you are interested in hourly research, please submit this request and let me know what you are seeking.

    Ordering Instructions

    Include all known information on your ancestor(s). I will review all of your information and come up with a research plan to go further. At that point we can come to an agreement on a limit of hours for research.


    ×
  • 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
6 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
210 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 3 5a0e521094699fb65a01ab063f3d65fb141866b33cad6132ddb3ad8d472f16e9

jgcurro

Performed a helpful search that would have been very difficult to do myself.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 24 6f6b4b53f9da35ef604c6b5c14e8a5c4fc173c45af2fc7fb5e322ef2f8a049d8

mathmac

Super job. Thank you!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 21 c079e7598153828c9325dc9d33d8f422f2c89a4c3bf81aeae9c583f676d95345

jodyhansen

Thank you so much for the thorough search. Always good to cross things off the list!Best,Jody

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 12 f04b2561adc8ead17f62b2ed24446d100a1069e51101b7715a9611d5ca27f43c

jenewein

The obit copies are legible. Unfortunately, they don't contain the information I was hoping for. Nevertheless, your help saved me a trip to Chicago. Thanks.Lawrence Jenewein

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 2 73c70d5883d822471408146533ee935d11e599f5173e605a911d89203e38b519

troykoubsky

Thank you so very much !!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 20 3cd458872b6dbe84020ac6ce3815d9bb9d4365b8b0444fc6c6beb02a9a41c840

matt743

Quick, thorough, and efficient research. Highly recommended!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 24 6f6b4b53f9da35ef604c6b5c14e8a5c4fc173c45af2fc7fb5e322ef2f8a049d8

mathmac

Thank you so much!

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 21 c079e7598153828c9325dc9d33d8f422f2c89a4c3bf81aeae9c583f676d95345

walokc

Kim,I thank you very much for the naturalization files on Friedrich Bohn. As you said, they did not provide much additional information, but they are nice to have as backup and source material. Sorry I did not write sooner to thank you, but I lost my internet access soon after I downloaded your files. I had to buy a new DSL modem to get back in business.I would like your thoughts on the feasibility of two further searches. The first relates to the possibility of finding the Warrantee deed, dated 19 Nov 1868, transferring property from Josiah L. and Susan T. Lombard to Christian Ladwig, as mentioned on Page 18 of the probate file you found for me last June. There it is also noted that the name on the deed may have been listed as Christian Leudewig. The second relates to finding the will or probate file for Friedrich Ladwig, who was the executor for Christian Ladwig's estate. All I know is that he died 17 Jan 1931 and was buried 21 Jan 1931 in Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park. In the Apr 1930 Census he was listed as living at 671 Sunnyside Ave in Elmhurst. Both the Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 and the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 databases say he died in Elmhurst.By the way, I did find the naturalization certificate for Evan Oleson by paging through the Richland, Wisconsin, Petitions for naturalization 1861-1892 on FamilySearch.Thanks again for finding files for me.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

dlbirtwell

Thanks for finding this! It answered a lot of open questions.

April 2013


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

dlbirtwell

Thanks so much. This obituary answers so many questions about my Grandmother.

April 2013


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