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roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

22

Reviews
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roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

22

Reviews
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roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

22

Reviews
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roots4all

Chicago, IL

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

6 Recent Reviews
16 Legacy Reviews
100% positive

$30.00/hour

Amanda Jensen

Chicago, IL
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Response Rate

100%

Response Time

1 days


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Services
About Me

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy emphasizing American (Mid-Atlantic states) while working for WorldVitalRecords.com. Masters in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago
My first job was a summer internship for a professional genealogist in 1998 and I have researched personally and/or professionally since then.
Interned with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and have experience with records from Chicago and Cook County, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Hungary/Slovakia, Canada, and California.

Education/Training

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy
Masters Degree in Digital Humanities
Mid-Atlantic emphasis with academic experience in Eastern European, Canadian, and British research.
Former Genealogical Consultant, WorldVitalRecords.com
Former Cemetery Chair, Chicago Genealogical Society
Current member, Painted Hills Genealogical Society
Over 20 years researching in genealogical field

Research Services

I have easy access to Chicago vital records and other films located at the Wilmette Family History Center. Also can retrieve records from IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University, the Newberry Library, and many locations in northern Chicago. My research is thorough and detailed. I also like teaching others how to start and continue their family history research in one-on-one tutoring. Saturday is my record retrieval day at the Wilmette FHC.

Research Specialities
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • LDS
  • Migration
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Paleographic
  • Vital Records
  • Federal Records
  • Cartographic
  • Civil War
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Illinois, USA
Research Repositories
  • Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
  • Newberry Library
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
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How to Hire roots4all 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 Vital Records
    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center (more than 10K micr...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Vital Records

    $8.00/record

    Description

    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center (more than 10K microfilms). This includes births 1871-1922, marriages 1871-1920, deaths, 1878-1947, all on microfilm, and any other records that have been digitized and made available through the FamilySearch website that need family history center access to view.

    You can check on the availability by searching FamilySearch and finding the index information of interest.

    Please note: I prefer index information (or at least a name, as specific a date as possible, and what sort of record) in order to retrieve a record.

    For births and deaths, I need the name, birth (or death) date, film number, and certificate number and/or image number/reference number. Screenshots of indexes, or copying/pasting index information is useful.
    For marriages, I need the film number and the license number and/or image number. Again, screenshots of indexes, or copying/pasting index information is useful.

    I generally retrieve records on Tuesdays.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please send me index information from FamilySearch (best), the Illinois Statewide Death Index, or Ancestry.


    ×
  • Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center
    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center

    $8.00/record

    Description

    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please check FamilySearch>Search>Catalog, and then use the drop-down menu for "Search these Family History Centers" to choose Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center. If the film is at the center, please be specific about what record/information that you want from the film and I will make digital scans of the record for you within the limits of fair use copyright (less than 10% of the item.) Scanning an entire book is prohibited. Each record scanned per film will be charged on a per-record basis.


    ×
  • Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and N...
    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    $28.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and Northern Suburbs

    $28.00/record

    Description

    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    Ordering Instructions

    This is a great offering for anyone who wants or needs a record from Chicago that they are pretty sure is here, but can't physically get here soon. Will need detailed information to get to the right location and make copies or scans of records in question. Willing to go to repositories in northern Chicago or suburbs to retrieve documents. Please see Policies for travel expense information. Fee is hourly fee.


    ×
  • Custom Record Retrieval from Newberry Library
    Willing to look up and take digital pictures of any available document at the Newberry Library. You review their catalog and give me a specific or ...

    $15.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Record Retrieval from Newberry Library

    $15.00/record

    Description

    Willing to look up and take digital pictures of any available document at the Newberry Library. You review their catalog and give me a specific or multiple specific requests and I can be onsite for digital picture retrieval.
    Travel expenses will be charged ($15.00 round trip for mileage. Will keep number of trips to a minimum, usually one.) $30/hour for custom research (multiple items or a larger collection of materials). If a single record look-up (one page or one item), $15/record.

    Ordering Instructions

    I require the catalog information- the more detailed, the better. Especially when dealing with a collection that could be multiple boxes or year's worth of records long, I need at least a range or whichever item(s) that you want reviewed. If the record collection does not contain your specific answer, I will still take pictures of the documents available for proof of nil result. Charges apply for nil searches.


    ×

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6 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
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16 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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charlenekobessimpson

VERY.FAST. WORK.
Thanks so very much.

June 2018


Ccr

genlighten-support

I asked Amanda to go to the Newberry Library to view original church records that are only available there. She worked with the archivist to arrange the visit, did a thorough search of the registers, and provided quality digital images of potentially relevant pages. I would feel very comfortable calling on her again to take on a similar project.

June 2018


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charlenekobessimpson

Thank you for getting the marriage record to me.

May 2018


Mary broecker version 3 by sj willis

slwade

Great to work with and I highly recommend!!!

April 2018


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JoDy

Thank you so much! This request was completed quickly, efficiently, and I will not hesitate to make further requests.

January 2018


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martycederholmes

Extremely pleased! The response was lightning quick and accurate.

October 2017


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clpflueger

Thank You her birthday is tomorrow and she is thankful for what you could provide. I have some other projects from the same family I may need your help on in the future I just need to see how much information I can acquire first. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank You for helping us.

January 2017


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wkevinklineii

Exhausted all possibilities to get to the final result. Great work.

December 2016


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jrader369

Thanks for sending both the pdfs and jpgs. The pdfs are a little easier to read but it's great to have both. Sophie Suehrstedt was my great-grandmother; according to family stories she died (at 25) from a mastoid infection--this turns out to have been essentially correct.

October 2016


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weypie

thanks for the documents; now that we have proof of a married couple, can we get to know more about their children? the family left the US in 1889 so they could only be found in the 1890 and 1895 Chicago censuses but they were apparently destroyed; any suggestion ? with best wishesPierre WEYLAND

September 2016


Very knowledgeable at interacting with all of the family history sites. Very good at logging in sources for individuals. Very easy-going with clients. She is very good, flexible with her time; knows how to gather all of the sources available on the Internet.

Elbert M.

Friend


Amanda Jensen

Chicago, IL

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

1 days

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About Me

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy emphasizing American (Mid-Atlantic states) while working for WorldVitalRecords.com. Masters in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago
My first job was a summer internship for a professional genealogist in 1998 and I have researched personally and/or professionally since then.
Interned with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and have experience with records from Chicago and Cook County, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Hungary/Slovakia, Canada, and California.

Education/Training

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy
Masters Degree in Digital Humanities
Mid-Atlantic emphasis with academic experience in Eastern European, Canadian, and British research.
Former Genealogical Consultant, WorldVitalRecords.com
Former Cemetery Chair, Chicago Genealogical Society
Current member, Painted Hills Genealogical Society
Over 20 years researching in genealogical field

Research Services

I have easy access to Chicago vital records and other films located at the Wilmette Family History Center. Also can retrieve records from IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University, the Newberry Library, and many locations in northern Chicago. My research is thorough and detailed. I also like teaching others how to start and continue their family history research in one-on-one tutoring. Saturday is my record retrieval day at the Wilmette FHC.

Research Specialities
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • LDS
  • Migration
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Paleographic
  • Vital Records
  • Federal Records
  • Cartographic
  • Civil War
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Illinois, USA
Research Repositories
  • Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
  • Newberry Library
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 roots4all 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 Vital Records
    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Vital Records

    $8.00/record

    Description

    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center (more than 10K microfilms). This includes births 1871-1922, marriages 1871-1920, deaths, 1878-1947, all on microfilm, and any other records that have been digitized and made available through the FamilySearch website that need family history center access to view.

    You can check on the availability by searching FamilySearch and finding the index information of interest.

    Please note: I prefer index information (or at least a name, as specific a date as possible, and what sort of record) in order to retrieve a record.

    For births and deaths, I need the name, birth (or death) date, film number, and certificate number and/or image number/reference number. Screenshots of indexes, or copying/pasting index information is useful.
    For marriages, I need the film number and the license number and/or image number. Again, screenshots of indexes, or copying/pasting index information is useful.

    I generally retrieve records on Tuesdays.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please send me index information from FamilySearch (best), the Illinois Statewide Death Index, or Ancestry.


    ×
  • Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center
    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center

    $8.00/record

    Description

    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please check FamilySearch>Search>Catalog, and then use the drop-down menu for "Search these Family History Centers" to choose Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center. If the film is at the center, please be specific about what record/information that you want from the film and I will make digital scans of the record for you within the limits of fair use copyright (less than 10% of the item.) Scanning an entire book is prohibited. Each record scanned per film will be charged on a per-record basis.


    ×
  • Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and N...
    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    $28.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and Northern Suburbs

    $28.00/record

    Description

    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    Ordering Instructions

    This is a great offering for anyone who wants or needs a record from Chicago that they are pretty sure is here, but can't physically get here soon. Will need detailed information to get to the right location and make copies or scans of records in question. Willing to go to repositories in northern Chicago or suburbs to retrieve documents. Please see Policies for travel expense information. Fee is hourly fee.


    ×
  • Custom Record Retrieval from Newberry Library
    Willing to look up and take digital pictures of any available document at the Newberry Library. You review their catalog and gi...

    $15.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Record Retrieval from Newberry Library

    $15.00/record

    Description

    Willing to look up and take digital pictures of any available document at the Newberry Library. You review their catalog and give me a specific or multiple specific requests and I can be onsite for digital picture retrieval.
    Travel expenses will be charged ($15.00 round trip for mileage. Will keep number of trips to a minimum, usually one.) $30/hour for custom research (multiple items or a larger collection of materials). If a single record look-up (one page or one item), $15/record.

    Ordering Instructions

    I require the catalog information- the more detailed, the better. Especially when dealing with a collection that could be multiple boxes or year's worth of records long, I need at least a range or whichever item(s) that you want reviewed. If the record collection does not contain your specific answer, I will still take pictures of the documents available for proof of nil result. Charges apply for nil searches.


    ×

Fee for Custom Research does not include travel miles (.50/mile), or any other transportation costs to get to the location. I am centrally located east of O'Hare and have personal transport to make it easier to get to the right record.
Travel fees apply to Custom Research only. Record retrieval is fixed price and includes travel fees. Any copy costs, parking structure costs, or similar will be passed along to the client.

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

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

charlenekobessimpson

VERY.FAST. WORK.
Thanks so very much.

June 2018


Ccr

genlighten-support

I asked Amanda to go to the Newberry Library to view original church records that are only available there. She worked with the archivist to arrange the visit, did a thorough search of the registers, and provided quality digital images of potentially relevant pages. I would feel very comfortable calling on her again to take on a similar project.

June 2018


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 25 29814e1c0c1d8ea70906ba204fb68dd72ac4018855a04ca6fcf3575ad82d1ddc

charlenekobessimpson

Thank you for getting the marriage record to me.

May 2018


Mary broecker version 3 by sj willis

slwade

Great to work with and I highly recommend!!!

April 2018


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 11 643711b75b64b79ecb7fb5b9197ccbdd89c07a0433ae3056339ec1b255095eb4

JoDy

Thank you so much! This request was completed quickly, efficiently, and I will not hesitate to make further requests.

January 2018


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 2 73c70d5883d822471408146533ee935d11e599f5173e605a911d89203e38b519

martycederholmes

Extremely pleased! The response was lightning quick and accurate.

October 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 24 6f6b4b53f9da35ef604c6b5c14e8a5c4fc173c45af2fc7fb5e322ef2f8a049d8

clpflueger

Thank You her birthday is tomorrow and she is thankful for what you could provide. I have some other projects from the same family I may need your help on in the future I just need to see how much information I can acquire first. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank You for helping us.

January 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 10 de81954d84e21326b911d863e801433fd39c84be3d08568807ccd84157954603

wkevinklineii

Exhausted all possibilities to get to the final result. Great work.

December 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

jrader369

Thanks for sending both the pdfs and jpgs. The pdfs are a little easier to read but it's great to have both. Sophie Suehrstedt was my great-grandmother; according to family stories she died (at 25) from a mastoid infection--this turns out to have been essentially correct.

October 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

weypie

thanks for the documents; now that we have proof of a married couple, can we get to know more about their children? the family left the US in 1889 so they could only be found in the 1890 and 1895 Chicago censuses but they were apparently destroyed; any suggestion ? with best wishesPierre WEYLAND

September 2016


Very knowledgeable at interacting with all of the family history sites. Very good at logging in sources for individuals. Very easy-going with clients. She is very good, flexible with her time; knows how to gather all of the sources available on the Internet.

Elbert M.

Friend