You need a Chicago death certificate from 1878-1947 but don't want to pay $17 for it. Chicago-Lookups can provide digital copies of Chicago death certificates 1878-1947 for $7 each. Click through to the Chicago Death Certificate Search Request Form, 1878-1947 to learn more. Chicago-Lookups can also get copies of Chicago birth records, 1871-1915 and Cook County marriage records, 1871-1916.
You have specialized research needs at places such as the Newberry Library or Chicago History Museum and want to hire a local researcher to help. Check out Genlighten's list of experienced Chicago-area genealogists to find someone who has the expertise you're looking for.
You're curious to know your house history but you're not able to visit the Recorder of Deeds Office in person. Send Kim the PIN, legal description, and/or address, and she'll search the Tract Books for you. $35/hour + expenses. Property Search Request Form
You'd like your grandparents' divorce record from the 1920s but you don't have the exact date. Kim can search multiple years in the divorce indexes. If she can find a case number, she can follow up to provide scanned color images of the records in the file. She charges $10 for the index search and $35/hour for scanning. Chicago Divorce Index Search Request Form
You need records from your aunt's probate file.
Kim can search the probate deceased index and/or a wills index, order in the file, and make color scans when it becomes available. She charges $10 for the index search and $35/hour for scanning. Cook County Probate Index Search Request Form
You need a copy of a naturalization record from the Circuit Court Archives. If you have a Soundex card from the Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950, Kim can get a digital copy of the record (color) for $10. Circuit Court Archives Naturalization Record Search Request Form
Please visit Genlighten.com to connect with helpful researchers across the United States and beyond. Genlighten, a marketplace for genealogy research services that was inspired by this Chicago research site, makes it easy to find helpful genealogists, set up projects, and track the research every step of the way. All of the links on this page will take you to request forms on that site.
From adoption research to gravesite visits, other Cook County researchers on Genlighten offer services that complement my own. Visit the Cook County locality page to learn more.
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