Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Probate and Wills Look Up



To retrieve Cook County Probate and Wills Records requires a 2-step process. These records are not stored at the courthouse, only the index is. If a will or probate case is found in the index, the records will be transferred from an off site storage facility for viewing on another day. This process can take a few weeks.

If a probate is found, I will then return and color scan it for you. For this I charge my hourly fee as some files are large and have been folded tight for many years. On average, I can usually scan around 30-40 pages in an hour.

If no probate is found in the index, I only charge $10.00 for the index look up fee.

$35.00 /hour + expenses

Retainer upfront; Balance due on completion


Cook County, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois


Cook County Circuit Court Archives

Ordering instructions from kimstankiewicz

Please state name of person who you are looking for and the approximate year for death and any known family members such as spouse or children’s names. Also, include any maiden names for females (if known) and any alias names used. Please include any additional information that you think may be helpful. Thank you.

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