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kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

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1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

213

Reviews
1

kimstankiewicz

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

213

Reviews

Chicago and Cook County Research and More

$35/hr

Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, Illinois
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

14 hours


Provider Info
Services
About Me

I am an avid genealogist and have done Chicago genealogy for many years. I love helping others discover something new, solve genealogical puzzles, find unexpected information and discover the unknown. Genealogy is my passion and I would love to assist you!

Research Services

Any and all Chicago and Cook County Research including but not limited to:

*Divorce, Law & Chancery Court Cases
* Probate and Wills Research
*Criminal Court Cases
*Property and Warranty Deed Research
*Polish, German and Bohemian Research including foreign newspaper obituary searches
*Chicago Directory searches
*Naturalization Retrieval
*Polish, German & Latin Record Translation
*and much much more!

Research Specialities
  • Polish
  • German
  • Court Records
  • Catholic
  • House Historical
  • Land Records
  • Lutheran
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Poland
  • Germany
Research Repositories
  • Cook County Circuit Court Archives
  • Cook County Recorder of Deeds
  • Newberry Library
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
  • Cook County Building
  • Cook County Clerk's Office
  • Archdiocese of Chicago's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives
  • Chicago History Museum
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

Record Retrieval
Images

How to Hire kimstankiewicz for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button at the top of this page.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superi...
    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available from the Cook County ...

    $15.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superior, Circuit, County and Criminal Courts)

    $15.00/record

    Description

    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available from the Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, Illinois.

    If you found an entry in the on-line Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court database, http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/about.aspx I will only be able to obtain the Declaration, which will not include any more information than what is in the database.

    If you found an index card in the www.ancestry.com database, that may provide good genealogical information if your ancestor was naturalized after 1906, (some 1904-1906 naturalizations have good information also). If the index card states “court order only”, most likely there will only be one page for his naturalization and won’t include much significant information.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions first if needed. Thanks!

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include your ancestor’s full name and possible spelling variations, country of birth if known, date of birth (approximate is fine), date of immigration if known, address of ancestor if known and approximate date of naturalization.


    ×
  • Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in ...
    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digitized or published on-...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in Chicago Tribune)

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digitized or published on-line.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the decedent’s name and date of death.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up
    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not the actual obituary...

    $3.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up

    $3.00/record

    Description

    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not the actual obituary but does provide date of obituary publication in this Czech language newspaper. Up to 5 surnames can be included.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide name and approximate date of death (if known). My turn around for this is 24 hours (as long as I am in town).


    ×
  • Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up
    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detailed and sometimes inc...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detailed and sometimes include ancestral homeland information.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the first and last name as well as the date of death. Thank you!


    ×
  • House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership
    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will contain the history ...

    $35.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will contain the history of this parcel of land which will include the names of all of the buyers and sellers of this property from 1871-1985 and the dates that it changed ownership. From this, I can get the appropriate document numbers and retrieve the Property Deed when your ancestor purchased the property.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the PIN# and/or legal description (if known). If you do not have the PIN# and/or legal description, please include the address of the property you are seeking information for and the year your ancestors lived there (approximate is fine). If you are unsure of the approximate year, it is important that I know if the address you have is pre-1909 or after 1909 as that is when the addresses in Chicago changed.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituaries are very descript...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.00 for each one found

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased and the date of death or date the obituary was published from the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also translate it into Engl...

    $16.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.00 for each one found and translated

    $16.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also translate it into English for you. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased, date of death or date obituary was published according to the Denni Hlasatel Index if known.


    ×

Reviews
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2 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
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210 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

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bmoore

A very resourceful and intelligent genealogist. Thank you!

July 2017


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bmoore

A very pleasant and intelligent person who is a pleasure to work with.

June 2017


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jasonhubbard871

Extremely helpful; great to work with!

May 2017


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mskadowski

Thank you, Kim, for your work!

May 2017


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jarobins

Very good communication and very helpful with my project. Recommended.

April 2017


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meganzloty

This is an excellent bit of work for a very small price. I am very happy with the result and glad I made the request. Kim communicated in a timely fashion and is very thorough.

April 2017


Deb

dholman472

Excellent communicator. Keeps working till she finds what you need!! Will definitely use again.

April 2017


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bhallmark

Excellent work, thank you.

April 2017


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lekantner

Kim was able to very efficiently find the divorce record I was seeking and sent me a very readable copy. She is a pleasure to work with.

April 2017


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dheston

Kim was able to find two sets of 1940s certified divorce documents for me in Chicago, as I live out of state and could not go to the office myself. The entire experience was great!

March 2017


Kim Stankiewicz

Chicago, Illinois

$35 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

14 hours

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About Me

I am an avid genealogist and have done Chicago genealogy for many years. I love helping others discover something new, solve genealogical puzzles, find unexpected information and discover the unknown. Genealogy is my passion and I would love to assist you!

Research Services

Any and all Chicago and Cook County Research including but not limited to:

*Divorce, Law & Chancery Court Cases
* Probate and Wills Research
*Criminal Court Cases
*Property and Warranty Deed Research
*Polish, German and Bohemian Research including foreign newspaper obituary searches
*Chicago Directory searches
*Naturalization Retrieval
*Polish, German & Latin Record Translation
*and much much more!

Research Specialities
  • Polish
  • German
  • Court Records
  • Catholic
  • House Historical
  • Land Records
  • Lutheran
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Vital Records
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Poland
  • Germany
Research Repositories
  • Cook County Circuit Court Archives
  • Cook County Recorder of Deeds
  • Newberry Library
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
  • Cook County Building
  • Cook County Clerk's Office
  • Archdiocese of Chicago's Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives
  • Chicago History Museum
Lineage determination/pedigree documentation
Determining descendants of a specific individual
Brick Wall analysis and formulation of a research plan
Single surname studies
Preparation of lineage society membership requirements
Retrieval of vital record (BMD) copies from nearby archives
Obituary research in historical newspapers
Cemetery photos
Military service/pension record retrieval
Naturalization record retrieval
Court/probate record retrieval
Divorce record retrieval
Land/tax record retrieval
Photo restoration
Translation/transcription of historical documents
Preparation of family history manuscripts for publication
Preparation for analysis of results from DNA testing

How to Hire kimstankiewicz for Your Genealogy Research Project

To request a no-obligation quote for a custom genealogical research project, click the red "Submit Research Request" button to the left.

To message the provider before ordering, click the brown "Ask a Question First" button.

If you're looking for assistance with straightforward document retrieval tasks, consider ordering one of the fixed-fee offerings below.

Fixed-Fee Document Retrieval Offerings

  • Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superi...
    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available f...

    $15.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Naturalization Records from Cook County (Superior, Circuit, County and Criminal Courts)

    $15.00/record

    Description

    I can search the microfilmed index for your ancestor and provide a digital copy of the actual naturalization papers available from the Cook County Courthouse, Chicago, Illinois.

    If you found an entry in the on-line Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court database, http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/about.aspx I will only be able to obtain the Declaration, which will not include any more information than what is in the database.

    If you found an index card in the www.ancestry.com database, that may provide good genealogical information if your ancestor was naturalized after 1906, (some 1904-1906 naturalizations have good information also). If the index card states “court order only”, most likely there will only be one page for his naturalization and won’t include much significant information.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions first if needed. Thanks!

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include your ancestor’s full name and possible spelling variations, country of birth if known, date of birth (approximate is fine), date of immigration if known, address of ancestor if known and approximate date of naturalization.


    ×
  • Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in ...
    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digiti...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Obit Look Up (Can't find on-line or in Chicago Tribune)

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will hand search the Chicago Daily News which published many death notices and obituaries. This newspaper has not been digitized or published on-line.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the decedent’s name and date of death.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up
    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not...

    $3.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obituary Index Look Up

    $3.00/record

    Description

    I will search the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index for your ancestor. I will provide a photocopy of the page if found. This is not the actual obituary but does provide date of obituary publication in this Czech language newspaper. Up to 5 surnames can be included.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please provide name and approximate date of death (if known). My turn around for this is 24 hours (as long as I am in town).


    ×
  • Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up
    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detail...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago German Newspaper Obit Look Up

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will search for a German language obituary in The Abendpost and Sonntagpost (Chicago). Many times these obituaries are detailed and sometimes include ancestral homeland information.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the first and last name as well as the date of death. Thank you!


    ×
  • House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership
    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will ...

    $35.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    House History, Property Deed or Chain of Ownership

    $35.00/record

    Description

    I will go to the Cook County Building and find the Tract Book page for a parcel of land/property that you are seeking. It will contain the history of this parcel of land which will include the names of all of the buyers and sellers of this property from 1871-1985 and the dates that it changed ownership. From this, I can get the appropriate document numbers and retrieve the Property Deed when your ancestor purchased the property.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the PIN# and/or legal description (if known). If you do not have the PIN# and/or legal description, please include the address of the property you are seeking information for and the year your ancestors lived there (approximate is fine). If you are unsure of the approximate year, it is important that I know if the address you have is pre-1909 or after 1909 as that is when the addresses in Chicago changed.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituari...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (w/out translation); $8.00 for each one found

    $8.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased and the date of death or date the obituary was published from the Denni Hlasatel Obituary Index.


    ×
  • Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.0...
    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also tr...

    $16.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Bohemian Obit (with translation); $16.00 for each one found and translated

    $16.00/record

    Description

    I will provide the Bohemian obituary found in the Denni Hlasatel which was the Chicago Czech language newspaper. I will also translate it into English for you. These obituaries are very descriptive and oftentimes give the name of the ancestral village. Please Note: The newspaper microfilms are off-site and can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please include the name of the deceased, date of death or date obituary was published according to the Denni Hlasatel Index if known.


    ×

Reviews
References
2 Reviews
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
210 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

A very resourceful and intelligent genealogist. Thank you!

July 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

A very pleasant and intelligent person who is a pleasure to work with.

June 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 12 f04b2561adc8ead17f62b2ed24446d100a1069e51101b7715a9611d5ca27f43c

jasonhubbard871

Extremely helpful; great to work with!

May 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 15 9810997e6e0ff438a1cb1def1c4d46ff6f1f50e884bbf014fd91b8f98c7067d0

mskadowski

Thank you, Kim, for your work!

May 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 5 73d637f4905d3d67549ee8269cc67ce4f4ce504544ba3c1b86c722167b76c57c

jarobins

Very good communication and very helpful with my project. Recommended.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 16 3154d57d640004e0467843a8e875df82d08cb488bf3477f08f8d0a97782bae07

meganzloty

This is an excellent bit of work for a very small price. I am very happy with the result and glad I made the request. Kim communicated in a timely fashion and is very thorough.

April 2017


Deb

dholman472

Excellent communicator. Keeps working till she finds what you need!! Will definitely use again.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 4 3aec38315960df05124c5f3d09053eb611e48026745e41f300ae6f04505e8754

bhallmark

Excellent work, thank you.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

lekantner

Kim was able to very efficiently find the divorce record I was seeking and sent me a very readable copy. She is a pleasure to work with.

April 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 28 b45bcc14037796918b49561eb70336f62818189b82549dedc73a9582a9ecac74

dheston

Kim was able to find two sets of 1940s certified divorce documents for me in Chicago, as I live out of state and could not go to the office myself. The entire experience was great!

March 2017


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