You need an early Chicago vital record but don't require a certified copy from the Cook County Clerk's Office. Billy can provide digital copies for a budget price with fast turnaround if you send her index information from FamilySearch, an Illinois Statewide index, or Ancestry. Profile | Order Form
You'd need an obituary search or a copy of a newspaper article from a publication that's not available online. Molly has access to a statewide collection of Newspapers in Springfield. She is also able to retrieve death certificates from across Illinois. Profile | Illinois Obituary Research | Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1947 | Illinois Death Certificates, 1948-current date, 20 years previous
You have specialized research needs at repositories like the Newberry Library or Chicago History Museum and want to hire a local researcher to help. Check out Genlighten's list of Chicago-area genealogists to find someone who has the expertise you're looking for.
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 finds a case number, she can follow up to provide scanned color images of the records in the file. Profile | Research Request Form
You need help with adoption research in Chicago or Cook County. Juli can search a unique database. If she finds a match, she will provide you with a copy of the "petition to adopt." If she doesn't, no charge. Profile | Cook County Adoption Lookup 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. Profile | Research Request Form
You'd like color scans 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 provide you with images. Circuit Court Archives Naturalization Record Search Request Form
You're curious to know more about 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. Profile | Research Request Form
Visit Genlighten.com to connect with other experienced researchers across the United States and beyond. Genlighten is a marketplace for genealogy research services that was inspired by this Chicago research site. It lets you easily browse provider profiles to choose the right person for the job and provides online tools that make it easy to track your research projects. All of the links on this page will take you to request forms on that site.
Curious to know what clients say about Juli, Kim, Molly, and Billy, the four research providers mentioned here? Visit their Genlighten profile pages (linked above) and scroll down to check out the feedback clients have left for them.
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