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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Translation/transcription of historical documents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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lalena948

Kim did a great job providing a clear scanned PDF document in a timely manner. I will be using her services again for sure.

August 2015


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reganra

Dear Kim, I have just finished reading the probate record you sent me - all 161 pages! I can see it must have been difficult to scan and I appreciate the way you scanned pages twice if they were too wide for the scanner so that I still have all the information. I was hoping to find a will but what you have found for me is in some ways more interesting and includes quite a bit of information I didn't have before. I would recommend your prompt and courteous service to anyone. If I have some more research to do in Chicago, you may be sure of hearing from me again. There is no need to apologise for the amount of time it took to scan as you had warned me it might take over two hours. Thanks very much for your work. Best wishes, Rebecca

August 2015


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nredheffer

Always a wonderful experience. Kim has gone above and beyond. Thank you so very much!

July 2015


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kimmers

Thank you Kim for providing exactly what I need in the time frame requested!

July 2015


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irishwmn

I am very pleased that Kim S. was a able to find The Final Oath Document for my Great Grandfather, John O.K. Enright ( filed thru the Criminal Court in Chicago). The copy was excellent, and service was prompt! I also had sent too much money in my payment, and she pointed that out to me with the report.I feel that the charge for her search was so very affordable,.Thank you, Kim, and I am lining up my next request for Probate Papers...I will use Genlighten multiple times in the future, and will pass along their availability for excellent work and results!

July 2015


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avers2102

Kim did an outstanding job of research for me. Would recommend her highly, especially for anyone trying to research Cook County records. An A+ job.

June 2015


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wrouse

Fast, efficient and professional! Thanks for helping me out with this project!

June 2015


B01 copy

Michael McCormick

Prompt and professional as usual

June 2015


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jpm13us

EXCELLANT RESEARCH- RESULTS 100 PER CENT POSITIVE.-- WILL DO REPEAT BUSINESS WITH AGAIN. THANKS, KIM, JAMES

June 2015


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kowalt22

Fast, friendly, accurate service and very responsive--highest recommendation. Thank you, Kim!

June 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 13 7c6c6f7c4d32ebf04f4f0f23100fa999c68068948ab72187777c8eb99be09842

lalena948

Kim did a great job providing a clear scanned PDF document in a timely manner. I will be using her services again for sure.

August 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 22 3b7dea1d4c161adaa5ddf9b65631b0e774a940be8ba31dc54f09dd70b1931212

reganra

Dear Kim, I have just finished reading the probate record you sent me - all 161 pages! I can see it must have been difficult to scan and I appreciate the way you scanned pages twice if they were too wide for the scanner so that I still have all the information. I was hoping to find a will but what you have found for me is in some ways more interesting and includes quite a bit of information I didn't have before. I would recommend your prompt and courteous service to anyone. If I have some more research to do in Chicago, you may be sure of hearing from me again. There is no need to apologise for the amount of time it took to scan as you had warned me it might take over two hours. Thanks very much for your work. Best wishes, Rebecca

August 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 26 4a2991b7f8349b7b09c11a3f41440a86eb8db7ebab1322a8cfbaaf554d58b6a2

nredheffer

Always a wonderful experience. Kim has gone above and beyond. Thank you so very much!

July 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 5 73d637f4905d3d67549ee8269cc67ce4f4ce504544ba3c1b86c722167b76c57c

kimmers

Thank you Kim for providing exactly what I need in the time frame requested!

July 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 13 7c6c6f7c4d32ebf04f4f0f23100fa999c68068948ab72187777c8eb99be09842

irishwmn

I am very pleased that Kim S. was a able to find The Final Oath Document for my Great Grandfather, John O.K. Enright ( filed thru the Criminal Court in Chicago). The copy was excellent, and service was prompt! I also had sent too much money in my payment, and she pointed that out to me with the report.I feel that the charge for her search was so very affordable,.Thank you, Kim, and I am lining up my next request for Probate Papers...I will use Genlighten multiple times in the future, and will pass along their availability for excellent work and results!

July 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 13 7c6c6f7c4d32ebf04f4f0f23100fa999c68068948ab72187777c8eb99be09842

avers2102

Kim did an outstanding job of research for me. Would recommend her highly, especially for anyone trying to research Cook County records. An A+ job.

June 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 19 3b3e7220f623a2a441e2f6b1b2bebd61a7d5a7cf8e524616080cdf33b96108fa

wrouse

Fast, efficient and professional! Thanks for helping me out with this project!

June 2015


B01 copy

Michael McCormick

Prompt and professional as usual

June 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 3 5a0e521094699fb65a01ab063f3d65fb141866b33cad6132ddb3ad8d472f16e9

jpm13us

EXCELLANT RESEARCH- RESULTS 100 PER CENT POSITIVE.-- WILL DO REPEAT BUSINESS WITH AGAIN. THANKS, KIM, JAMES

June 2015


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 16 3154d57d640004e0467843a8e875df82d08cb488bf3477f08f8d0a97782bae07

kowalt22

Fast, friendly, accurate service and very responsive--highest recommendation. Thank you, Kim!

June 2015


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