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kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

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kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

235

Reviews
1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

235

Reviews
1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago, IL

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

26 Recent Reviews
209 Legacy Reviews
100% positive

$35.00/hour

Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, IL
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

2 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
Educational Background
  • ProGen Certificate of Completion
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

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

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

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

    $10.00/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!


    ×
  • Chicago Divorce or Lawsuit 1871-current
    To retrieve a Cook County Divorce, Law or Chancery Case/Lawsuit Record requires a 2-step process. These records are not stored at the courthouse, o...

    $45.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Divorce or Lawsuit 1871-current

    $45.00/record

    Description

    To retrieve a Cook County Divorce, Law or Chancery Case/Lawsuit Record requires a 2-step process. These records are not stored at the courthouse, only the index is. If a case is found in the index, the records will be transferred from an off site storage facility for viewing on another day. This process can take a few weeks. I charge a $10.00 fee for the index look up. The scanning charges are based on my hourly fee of $35.00/hour. I can typically scan around 30-35 pages in an hour, dependent upon how old the case is. The older the case, the longer it might take due to the fragility of the papers. A typical case takes around an hour to scan.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the names of the parties involved in the divorce or lawsuit and the approximate year(s) it took place. If you only know one parties’ name, include that and what you know about the case (ex: “John Smith sued his unknown employer around 1892” or “Jane Doe divorced her unknown husband before 1930”) Please include any other information that you think may be beneficial for me to locate the case in the index. Thank you.


    ×
  • *House History, Property Deed or Chain of Owner...
    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 Newberry Library (Church Records, Direc...
    The Newberry Library has many church records that are not microfilmed by the LDS. I can do a look up for you if you find something on the Newberry’...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Newberry Library (Church Records, Directory Search, and anything else they hold)

    $35.00/record

    Description

    The Newberry Library has many church records that are not microfilmed by the LDS. I can do a look up for you if you find something on the Newberry’s website that you would like researched. If you have a question about whether or not they have the item in need, please send me a message.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please let me know what you are interested in that is held at the Newberry Library.


    ×
  • Certified Divorce Decree for Cook County
    If you are in need of your Cook County Divorce Decree for pension purposes or other reasons, I would be happy to retrieve this to you and FedEx it ...

    $55.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Certified Divorce Decree for Cook County

    $55.00/record

    Description

    If you are in need of your Cook County Divorce Decree for pension purposes or other reasons, I would be happy to retrieve this to you and FedEx it to you. I can usually get these to you in 10-14 days.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the following information:

    1) Husband's name at time of divorce
    2) Wife's name at time of divorce
    3) Date of divorce. If date is unknown, please include range of possible years.
    4) Please include your phone number in case I have any questions when I am there searching for the divorce
    5) Please include your address so that I can FedEx the certified decree(s) to you
    6) If you would like more than one copy, please choose how many certified copies you would like


    ×

Reviews
References
26 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
209 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Deb

dholman472

Excellent communicator. Keeps working till she finds what you need!! Will definitely use again.

April 2017


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bhallmark

Excellent work, thank you.

April 2017


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lekantner

Kim was able to very efficiently find the divorce record I was seeking and sent me a very readable copy. She is a pleasure to work with.

April 2017


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dheston

Kim was able to find two sets of 1940s certified divorce documents for me in Chicago, as I live out of state and could not go to the office myself. The entire experience was great!

March 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


Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, IL

$35.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

2 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
Educational Background
  • ProGen Certificate of Completion
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 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 (Super...
    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available f...

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

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

    $10.00/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!


    ×
  • Chicago Divorce or Lawsuit 1871-current
    To retrieve a Cook County Divorce, Law or Chancery Case/Lawsuit Record requires a 2-step process. These records are not stored ...

    $45.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Divorce or Lawsuit 1871-current

    $45.00/record

    Description

    To retrieve a Cook County Divorce, Law or Chancery Case/Lawsuit Record requires a 2-step process. These records are not stored at the courthouse, only the index is. If a case is found in the index, the records will be transferred from an off site storage facility for viewing on another day. This process can take a few weeks. I charge a $10.00 fee for the index look up. The scanning charges are based on my hourly fee of $35.00/hour. I can typically scan around 30-35 pages in an hour, dependent upon how old the case is. The older the case, the longer it might take due to the fragility of the papers. A typical case takes around an hour to scan.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the names of the parties involved in the divorce or lawsuit and the approximate year(s) it took place. If you only know one parties’ name, include that and what you know about the case (ex: “John Smith sued his unknown employer around 1892” or “Jane Doe divorced her unknown husband before 1930”) Please include any other information that you think may be beneficial for me to locate the case in the index. Thank you.


    ×
  • *House History, Property Deed or Chain of Owner...
    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 Newberry Library (Church Records, Direc...
    The Newberry Library has many church records that are not microfilmed by the LDS. I can do a look up for you if you find someth...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Newberry Library (Church Records, Directory Search, and anything else they hold)

    $35.00/record

    Description

    The Newberry Library has many church records that are not microfilmed by the LDS. I can do a look up for you if you find something on the Newberry’s website that you would like researched. If you have a question about whether or not they have the item in need, please send me a message.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please let me know what you are interested in that is held at the Newberry Library.


    ×
  • Certified Divorce Decree for Cook County
    If you are in need of your Cook County Divorce Decree for pension purposes or other reasons, I would be happy to retrieve this ...

    $55.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Certified Divorce Decree for Cook County

    $55.00/record

    Description

    If you are in need of your Cook County Divorce Decree for pension purposes or other reasons, I would be happy to retrieve this to you and FedEx it to you. I can usually get these to you in 10-14 days.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the following information:

    1) Husband's name at time of divorce
    2) Wife's name at time of divorce
    3) Date of divorce. If date is unknown, please include range of possible years.
    4) Please include your phone number in case I have any questions when I am there searching for the divorce
    5) Please include your address so that I can FedEx the certified decree(s) to you
    6) If you would like more than one copy, please choose how many certified copies you would like


    ×

Reviews
References
26 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
209 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Deb

dholman472

Excellent communicator. Keeps working till she finds what you need!! Will definitely use again.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 4 3aec38315960df05124c5f3d09053eb611e48026745e41f300ae6f04505e8754

bhallmark

Excellent work, thank you.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

lekantner

Kim was able to very efficiently find the divorce record I was seeking and sent me a very readable copy. She is a pleasure to work with.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 28 b45bcc14037796918b49561eb70336f62818189b82549dedc73a9582a9ecac74

dheston

Kim was able to find two sets of 1940s certified divorce documents for me in Chicago, as I live out of state and could not go to the office myself. The entire experience was great!

March 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