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roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

18

Reviews
386206 10100200304365419 17815819 44163000 724684233 n   copy

roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

18

Reviews
386206 10100200304365419 17815819 44163000 724684233 n   copy

roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

18

Reviews

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Spec...

$30.00/hr

Amanda Jensen

Chicago, Illinois
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

19 hours


Provider Info
Services
About Me

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy emphasizing American (Mid-Atlantic states) while working for WorldVitalRecords.com. Recently, I earned my Masters in Digital Humanities and now do genealogical research and software design full-time.
My first job was a summer internship for a professional genealogist in 1998 and I have researched personally and/or professionally since then. I have a registered business license to work within Chicago doing genealogical research and software design.
Interned with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and have experience with records from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Cook County, 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. I am also able to retrieve records from IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University 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.

Research Specialities
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • LDS
  • Migration
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Paleographic
  • Vital Records
  • Federal Records
  • Cartographic
  • Civil War
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
Research Repositories
  • Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
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 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. This includes birt...

    $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. 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.

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

    Please note: I must have index information in order to retrieve a record. For births and deaths, I need the name, birth date, film number, and certificate number and/or image number. For marriages, I need the film number and the license number and/or image number.

    I generally retrieve records on Thursdays.

    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.

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center

    $10.00/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.


    ×

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2 Reviews
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Communication
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16 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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


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khurbani

Thank you for the work. It was exactly was I looking for.

November 2013


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, Illinois

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

19 hours

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About Me

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy emphasizing American (Mid-Atlantic states) while working for WorldVitalRecords.com. Recently, I earned my Masters in Digital Humanities and now do genealogical research and software design full-time.
My first job was a summer internship for a professional genealogist in 1998 and I have researched personally and/or professionally since then. I have a registered business license to work within Chicago doing genealogical research and software design.
Interned with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and have experience with records from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Cook County, 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. I am also able to retrieve records from IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University 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.

Research Specialities
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • LDS
  • Migration
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Paleographic
  • Vital Records
  • Federal Records
  • Cartographic
  • Civil War
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
Research Repositories
  • Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
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. 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.

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

    Please note: I must have index information in order to retrieve a record. For births and deaths, I need the name, birth date, film number, and certificate number and/or image number. For marriages, I need the film number and the license number and/or image number.

    I generally retrieve records on Thursdays.

    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.

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center

    $10.00/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.


    ×

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
2 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
16 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 10 de81954d84e21326b911d863e801433fd39c84be3d08568807ccd84157954603

khurbani

Thank you for the work. It was exactly was I looking for.

November 2013


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


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