You need a Chicago death certificate from 1938 but don't want to pay $15 for it. I can provide digital copies of Chicago death certificates 1878-1947 for $6 each. Turnaround time: 1-3 days, depending on when you submit your request. Click through to my Chicago Death Certificate Search Request Form, 1878-1947 to learn more.
The cemetery says your ancestor was buried in 1899, but you can't find the certificate on FamilySearch or in the Illinois Statewide Death Index. Send me the details and I'll see if I can help. I've retrieved thousands of death records and sometimes that experience gives me an edge. No charge if I don't find the record. $10, if I do. Submit Research Proposal
You'd like your grandparents' divorce record from the 1920s but you don't have the exact date. I can search multiple years in the divorce indexes. If I can find a case number, I can follow up to provide scanned color images of the records in the file. No charge for an unsuccessful index search. $10 for a successful index search + $40/hour for scanning. Most files come out to a total of $30 or less. Chicago Divorce Index Search Request Form
You need records from your aunt's probate file.
I can search the probate deceased index and/or a wills index, order in the file, and make color scans when it becomes available. I charge $10 for a successful index search + $40/hour for scanning and I will work with you to keep the project within the budget you set. 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 I can get a digital copy of the record (color) for $10. Turnaround time: A week or less, depending on when you submit your request.Circuit Court Archives Naturalization Record Search Request Form
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I use Genlighten.com to manage research requests and a full list of my research offerings is linked from my provider profile page. The site grew out of my experience doing lookups through ChicagoGenealogy.com and the tools we've created (I'm a co-founder) make it easy for my clients and me to manage projects. All of the links on this page will take you to request forms on that site.
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