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roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

23

Reviews
386206 10100200304365419 17815819 44163000 724684233 n   copy

roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

23

Reviews
386206 10100200304365419 17815819 44163000 724684233 n   copy

roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

23

Reviews
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roots4all

Chicago, IL

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

7 Recent Reviews
16 Legacy Reviews
100% positive

$30.00/hour

Amanda Jensen

Chicago, IL
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100%

Response Time

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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
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 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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7 Reviews
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Effort
Communication
Professionalism
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16 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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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


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bmoore

Thanks for your help! I appreciate the refund on the one in Beloit.

September 2016


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bmoore

Thanks for your help! Great work!

September 2016


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billmalloy

Thank you for the very clear copy and fast turn-around of this request! I will definitely continue to use and recommend your services to others!

August 2016


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billmalloy

The re-sent pictures were perfectly clear! I am very impressed with Amanda's quick response and extra effort in following through on this. I am a very satisfied customer indeed!

August 2016


Bob 3

rankenbauer

roots4all completed my requested research in a very timely manner and was very thorough in her research. roots4all is highly recommended for Chicago research!

July 2016


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sgravel

Thank you so much for you help.Copies were great! These little ones were buried in my 2nd grandfathers plot. I know now who they are my 2nd great aunt and uncle. God Bless you. Sandra

July 2016


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mlfuller

Thank you for your service! I'm sure that I will call upon you again.

June 2016


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bahmom

Appreciate all your help on getting these records.

August 2014


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tufu2006

roots4all took on a complicated project and took pains to create a thorough, detailed, and well-written report. Some excellent finds and helpful tips on where to take the project in the future. Much appreciated!

July 2014


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
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 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
7 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
16 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

Thanks for your help! I appreciate the refund on the one in Beloit.

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

Thanks for your help! Great work!

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

billmalloy

Thank you for the very clear copy and fast turn-around of this request! I will definitely continue to use and recommend your services to others!

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

billmalloy

The re-sent pictures were perfectly clear! I am very impressed with Amanda's quick response and extra effort in following through on this. I am a very satisfied customer indeed!

August 2016


Bob 3

rankenbauer

roots4all completed my requested research in a very timely manner and was very thorough in her research. roots4all is highly recommended for Chicago research!

July 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 15 9810997e6e0ff438a1cb1def1c4d46ff6f1f50e884bbf014fd91b8f98c7067d0

sgravel

Thank you so much for you help.Copies were great! These little ones were buried in my 2nd grandfathers plot. I know now who they are my 2nd great aunt and uncle. God Bless you. Sandra

July 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 2 73c70d5883d822471408146533ee935d11e599f5173e605a911d89203e38b519

mlfuller

Thank you for your service! I'm sure that I will call upon you again.

June 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 16 3154d57d640004e0467843a8e875df82d08cb488bf3477f08f8d0a97782bae07

bahmom

Appreciate all your help on getting these records.

August 2014


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

tufu2006

roots4all took on a complicated project and took pains to create a thorough, detailed, and well-written report. Some excellent finds and helpful tips on where to take the project in the future. Much appreciated!

July 2014


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