Whatever approach you choose to take, my goal is to help you figure out the most efficient, economical, and productive ways to meet your research needs.
The web pages highlighted below offer a lot of good advice, but if you'd prefer to pick the brain of a real live person, I offer no-strings-attached consultations by email and generally reply the same or next day. I don't claiim to know everything about Chicago research, but my experience offering document retrieval for 10+ years has given me insights that I'm happy to share.
Feel free to use the contact page to send me a note. ~ Cyndy, Site Founder
P.S. The house on the left was located at 902 Prairie Avenue and family tradition suggests my husband's ancestors watched the Chicago Fire from the cupola. How cool is that?
Local researchers can retrieve many Chicago vital records for less than you'd pay to get them from the County Clerk's office. They can also provide color scans of divorce, probate, and naturalization records available through the Circuit Court Archives. Project-based research help is also available. Learn More.
Large-city research can be daunting. We offer guidance on how to find the most frequently-used resources for Chicago research. This understanding will help you whether you're planning to research in person or hire someone to help. Learn More
There is an abundance of genealogy information for Chicago available online. Our list of Internet resources for Chicago and Cook County genealogy research gives you easy access to the most useful websites for local research. Access Links
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