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kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

216

Reviews
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Translation/transcription of historical documents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.


    ×

Reviews
References
6 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
210 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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guihong

Thank you! I think I may have uncovered a family secret. They were divorced before, not after, the death of their daughter and my grandfather was apparently quite a womanizer and abuser. I never knew him and neither did my mother. The decree was quite a story. Just from a research point, I now know when and where they were married, his employer, his salary, and their address. All of those may mean more records. I thank you so much, and will definitely use you again for Chicago searching when it comes up.

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

guihong

Thank you for your time anyway! I wonder what happened-a divorce in another county, or even in Colorado, where Cornelius and his second wife moved? Cornelius was naturalized by then, so he wouldn't have gone back to Canada. At least I wasn't crazy, and they might be somewhere else. You helped immensely with both brick walls, and I thank you.

September 2016


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jpm13us

EXCELLANT IN EVERY WAY- COMMUNICATION/RESULTS. VERY HAPPY REPEAT CUSTOMER. THANKS MUCH KIM./ JAMES

September 2016


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treetracker

Excellent communication and service. Working with Kim is a pleasure, even when there are no results to be found.

August 2016


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jsdb78

Fast and excellent work, thanks!

August 2016


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bettypiep

Wonderful job Kim! I understand most of it. In my mind when there was a lawsuit against my Dad, I know that the job wasn't done properly and he was not satisfied and wouldn't pay until it was done properly. I figure the same with my grandmother. The one thing I do not understand is what H.O.L.C. means? I notice it twice on the property. The 1st with my grandmother and the second with my Dad. If I need any more research in the future, I will certainly contact you. You were super fast and very efficient. Other matters require my time now. Thanks again.Betty

August 2016


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richardsambolec

Absolutely fantastic, quick and professional service. Kim has a portable scanner and provided great quality images. I gave her some broad guidance in terms of what I was looking for in an old legal file - she sifted through the large paper file and sent me a treasure-trove of only-pertinent documentation. I couldn't be any more pleased - thanks a bunch for the high-quality work, Kim!

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 18 ae705ac458640d4ed0fc13f425b660272bf53347f35a9aa8186a0cda875aaed2

jsdb78

Excellent job, done very quickly and efficiently

July 2016


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vwilson577

Thanks for all you did and not giving up when the index didn't show anything.

June 2016


Jnrollinsmedres

jnrollins

I have used Kim's services several times, and each time she is timely (within the limitations imposed by bureaucracies with off-site storage facilities), communicative, and skilled in providing digital images that are crystal clear. Since I live in California, hiring Kim for Chicago records searches makes my personal genealogy research possible without flying to the Midwest. I highly recommend her.

June 2016


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 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

guihong

Thank you! I think I may have uncovered a family secret. They were divorced before, not after, the death of their daughter and my grandfather was apparently quite a womanizer and abuser. I never knew him and neither did my mother. The decree was quite a story. Just from a research point, I now know when and where they were married, his employer, his salary, and their address. All of those may mean more records. I thank you so much, and will definitely use you again for Chicago searching when it comes up.

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

guihong

Thank you for your time anyway! I wonder what happened-a divorce in another county, or even in Colorado, where Cornelius and his second wife moved? Cornelius was naturalized by then, so he wouldn't have gone back to Canada. At least I wasn't crazy, and they might be somewhere else. You helped immensely with both brick walls, and I thank you.

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 3 5a0e521094699fb65a01ab063f3d65fb141866b33cad6132ddb3ad8d472f16e9

jpm13us

EXCELLANT IN EVERY WAY- COMMUNICATION/RESULTS. VERY HAPPY REPEAT CUSTOMER. THANKS MUCH KIM./ JAMES

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

treetracker

Excellent communication and service. Working with Kim is a pleasure, even when there are no results to be found.

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 18 ae705ac458640d4ed0fc13f425b660272bf53347f35a9aa8186a0cda875aaed2

jsdb78

Fast and excellent work, thanks!

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 13 7c6c6f7c4d32ebf04f4f0f23100fa999c68068948ab72187777c8eb99be09842

bettypiep

Wonderful job Kim! I understand most of it. In my mind when there was a lawsuit against my Dad, I know that the job wasn't done properly and he was not satisfied and wouldn't pay until it was done properly. I figure the same with my grandmother. The one thing I do not understand is what H.O.L.C. means? I notice it twice on the property. The 1st with my grandmother and the second with my Dad. If I need any more research in the future, I will certainly contact you. You were super fast and very efficient. Other matters require my time now. Thanks again.Betty

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 21 c079e7598153828c9325dc9d33d8f422f2c89a4c3bf81aeae9c583f676d95345

richardsambolec

Absolutely fantastic, quick and professional service. Kim has a portable scanner and provided great quality images. I gave her some broad guidance in terms of what I was looking for in an old legal file - she sifted through the large paper file and sent me a treasure-trove of only-pertinent documentation. I couldn't be any more pleased - thanks a bunch for the high-quality work, Kim!

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 18 ae705ac458640d4ed0fc13f425b660272bf53347f35a9aa8186a0cda875aaed2

jsdb78

Excellent job, done very quickly and efficiently

July 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 16 3154d57d640004e0467843a8e875df82d08cb488bf3477f08f8d0a97782bae07

vwilson577

Thanks for all you did and not giving up when the index didn't show anything.

June 2016


Jnrollinsmedres

jnrollins

I have used Kim's services several times, and each time she is timely (within the limitations imposed by bureaucracies with off-site storage facilities), communicative, and skilled in providing digital images that are crystal clear. Since I live in California, hiring Kim for Chicago records searches makes my personal genealogy research possible without flying to the Midwest. I highly recommend her.

June 2016


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