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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Translation/transcription of historical documents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.


    ×

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

100% positive

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judygarland

Excellent researching by Kim Stankiewicz. Way to go, genlighten.

January 2016


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kpennavaria

Thanks!

December 2015


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abasten

Thanks very much. Now I just need to learn German. : )

December 2015


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ccbuzzbuzz

Kim was an absolute delight as a partner in research - she's very savvy about sources and avid to assist in difficult matters. The probates she obtained wereterrific. Thank you Kim!

November 2015


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erbowdle11

Thank you for your prompt response to my request. Unfortunately, the parties were very polite and did not answer the family secret, tnamely, was the child my uncle's child and my cousin, or my father's child, and my 1/2 brother. Everyone else is dead at this point, but I wanted to know. Thank you again. I assume the issue they left open on child support was never followed up since you did not send any more documents.

October 2015


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stonesis

My first Genlighten experience and I am delighted. Kim is a wonder and thorough beyond belief. I can't thank her enough for all her hard work which shed new light on many unanswered questions about a family member. If I need more help, I won't hesitate to hire her again.

October 2015


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helen533

Oh my! Fight over the property!? I can see why you copied it all. I've only seen part of it yet...I wonder how it will end! Thanks Kim....also for looking for the obit....Good job on your part!Will send another note after I finish reading. Helen

October 2015


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jbricklin

Kim, I really appreciate all your hard work. As you know, the absence of information can be even more meaningful than finding something. Thank you, and I'll be sure to get in touch again if I need more assistance.

October 2015


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laurainwyoming

Kim is the awesomest!!!She is very thorough and does not give up. I love that in a researcher. I had never used Genlighten before. I found them on the web and was nervous at first but thought, 'what do I have to lose?' Now, they are my go-to-people for research. Thank you so much for finding 'lost' family history. I am very very grateful Kim, sincerely, Laura Voss

October 2015


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kpennavaria

Thanks so much! All four scans came through, and were MOST interesting.

September 2015


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 22 3b7dea1d4c161adaa5ddf9b65631b0e774a940be8ba31dc54f09dd70b1931212

judygarland

Excellent researching by Kim Stankiewicz. Way to go, genlighten.

January 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 1 c2c34755cd2c36c0ad87551538f023b61a08cc72af81cb467ff15964f9703ed5

kpennavaria

Thanks!

December 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 17 9d95d45d81dd0064c8343b9c4d7d2ef3303057912a33e45c259f1a8adca3bddf

abasten

Thanks very much. Now I just need to learn German. : )

December 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 14 0d3a2c6b49dc8bfa746d5cb3b3daadb6671b1a6d5c861744d7d358b216d0a68c

ccbuzzbuzz

Kim was an absolute delight as a partner in research - she's very savvy about sources and avid to assist in difficult matters. The probates she obtained wereterrific. Thank you Kim!

November 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 8 3fa3e1de028e21997c90ee20145a0c7a0279a6b431a012b35213f1079d2eebf0

erbowdle11

Thank you for your prompt response to my request. Unfortunately, the parties were very polite and did not answer the family secret, tnamely, was the child my uncle's child and my cousin, or my father's child, and my 1/2 brother. Everyone else is dead at this point, but I wanted to know. Thank you again. I assume the issue they left open on child support was never followed up since you did not send any more documents.

October 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 28 b45bcc14037796918b49561eb70336f62818189b82549dedc73a9582a9ecac74

stonesis

My first Genlighten experience and I am delighted. Kim is a wonder and thorough beyond belief. I can't thank her enough for all her hard work which shed new light on many unanswered questions about a family member. If I need more help, I won't hesitate to hire her again.

October 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 17 9d95d45d81dd0064c8343b9c4d7d2ef3303057912a33e45c259f1a8adca3bddf

helen533

Oh my! Fight over the property!? I can see why you copied it all. I've only seen part of it yet...I wonder how it will end! Thanks Kim....also for looking for the obit....Good job on your part!Will send another note after I finish reading. Helen

October 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 3 5a0e521094699fb65a01ab063f3d65fb141866b33cad6132ddb3ad8d472f16e9

jbricklin

Kim, I really appreciate all your hard work. As you know, the absence of information can be even more meaningful than finding something. Thank you, and I'll be sure to get in touch again if I need more assistance.

October 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 5 73d637f4905d3d67549ee8269cc67ce4f4ce504544ba3c1b86c722167b76c57c

laurainwyoming

Kim is the awesomest!!!She is very thorough and does not give up. I love that in a researcher. I had never used Genlighten before. I found them on the web and was nervous at first but thought, 'what do I have to lose?' Now, they are my go-to-people for research. Thank you so much for finding 'lost' family history. I am very very grateful Kim, sincerely, Laura Voss

October 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 1 c2c34755cd2c36c0ad87551538f023b61a08cc72af81cb467ff15964f9703ed5

kpennavaria

Thanks so much! All four scans came through, and were MOST interesting.

September 2015


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