ChicagoGenealogy | A Chicago Research Co-Op

In the summer of 2003, I launched as an experiment. I wanted to see if I could earn part-time income doing something that I enjoyed--Chicago research. The answer was yes, and twelve years and thousands of vital records later, I've helped numerous people from across the world learn more about their Chicago ancestors.

Building a website to offer research services and share my insights into local records was a very satisfying endeavor but a cross-country move in early 2015 meant that my days of doing Chicago research were over. The question was what do a website that's become a go-to place for Cook County research help?

Instead of closing the website, I decided to turn it into a co-op for Chicago research. I continue to maintain the pages, but I'm now referring clients to fellow researchers that I've met along the way.

You'll be able to find them through site links to, a marketplace for genealogy research services that actually grew out of my ChicagoGenealogy experience. If you're not familiar with it, check it out!

I'm glad you stopped by. I hope the pages you found here provide the information you need to find success in your Chicago research.