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roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

17

Reviews
386206 10100200304365419 17815819 44163000 724684233 n   copy

roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

17

Reviews
386206 10100200304365419 17815819 44163000 724684233 n   copy

roots4all

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Specialist

17

Reviews

Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center Spec...

$30.00/hr

Amanda Jensen

Chicago, Illinois
Response Rate

100%

Response Time

9 hours


Provider Info
Services
About Me

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy emphasizing American (Mid-Atlantic states) while working for WorldVitalRecords.com. Recently, I earned my Masters in Digital Humanities and now do genealogical research and software design full-time.
My first job was a summer internship for a professional genealogist in 1998 and I have researched personally and/or professionally since then. I have a registered business license to work within Chicago doing genealogical research and software design.
Interned with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and have experience with records from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Cook County, and California.

Education/Training

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy
Masters Degree in Digital Humanities
Mid-Atlantic emphasis with academic experience in Eastern European, Canadian, and British research.
Former Genealogical Consultant, WorldVitalRecords.com
Former Cemetery Chair, Chicago Genealogical Society
Current member, Painted Hills Genealogical Society
Over 20 years researching in genealogical field

Research Services

I have easy access to Chicago vital records and other films located at the Wilmette Family History Center. I am also able to retrieve records from IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University and many locations in northern Chicago. My research is thorough and detailed. I also like teaching others how to start and continue their family history research in one-on-one tutoring.

Research Specialities
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • LDS
  • Migration
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Paleographic
  • Vital Records
  • Federal Records
  • Cartographic
  • Civil War
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Chemung, NY, USA
  • Monmouth, NJ, USA
  • Tioga, PA, USA
  • Steuben, NY, USA
  • Bradford, PA, USA
  • Chautauqua, NY, USA
  • Dutchess, NY, USA
Research Repositories
  • Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
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 roots4all 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

  • Chicago Vital Records
    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center. If you need a cert...

    $8.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Vital Records

    $8.00/record

    Description

    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center. If you need a certificate in August, I have access to the Center.

    Ordering Instructions

    You can check on the availability by searching FamilySearch and finding the index information of interest. From there, the bottom of the page may have a citation film number. If no film number is included, I will charge an additional $5 to find the film number and the citation.


    ×
  • Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center
    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    $10.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center

    $10.00/record

    Description

    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please check FamilySearch>Search>Catalog, and then use the drop-down menu for "Search these Family History Centers" to choose Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center. If the film is at the center, please be specific about what record/information that you want from the film and I will make digital scans of the record for you within the limits of fair use copyright (less than 10% of the item.) Scanning an entire book is prohibited. Each record scanned per film will be charged on a per-record basis.


    ×
  • Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and N...
    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    $28.00/record

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and Northern Suburbs

    $28.00/record

    Description

    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    Ordering Instructions

    This is a great offering for anyone who wants or needs a record from Chicago that they are pretty sure is here, but can't physically get here soon. Will need detailed information to get to the right location and make copies or scans of records in question. Willing to go to repositories in northern Chicago or suburbs to retrieve documents. Please see Policies for travel expense information. Fee is hourly fee.


    ×

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16 Legacy Reviews

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Extremely pleased! The response was lightning quick and accurate.

October 2017


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clpflueger

Thank You her birthday is tomorrow and she is thankful for what you could provide. I have some other projects from the same family I may need your help on in the future I just need to see how much information I can acquire first. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank You for helping us.

January 2017


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Exhausted all possibilities to get to the final result. Great work.

December 2016


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jrader369

Thanks for sending both the pdfs and jpgs. The pdfs are a little easier to read but it's great to have both. Sophie Suehrstedt was my great-grandmother; according to family stories she died (at 25) from a mastoid infection--this turns out to have been essentially correct.

October 2016


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weypie

thanks for the documents; now that we have proof of a married couple, can we get to know more about their children? the family left the US in 1889 so they could only be found in the 1890 and 1895 Chicago censuses but they were apparently destroyed; any suggestion ? with best wishesPierre WEYLAND

September 2016


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bmoore

Thanks for your help! I appreciate the refund on the one in Beloit.

September 2016


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bmoore

Thanks for your help! Great work!

September 2016


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billmalloy

Thank you for the very clear copy and fast turn-around of this request! I will definitely continue to use and recommend your services to others!

August 2016


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billmalloy

The re-sent pictures were perfectly clear! I am very impressed with Amanda's quick response and extra effort in following through on this. I am a very satisfied customer indeed!

August 2016


Bob 3

rankenbauer

roots4all completed my requested research in a very timely manner and was very thorough in her research. roots4all is highly recommended for Chicago research!

July 2016


Very knowledgeable at interacting with all of the family history sites. Very good at logging in sources for individuals. Very easy-going with clients. She is very good, flexible with her time; knows how to gather all of the sources available on the Internet.

Elbert M.

Friend


Amanda Jensen

Chicago, Illinois

$30.00 /hour

Response Rate

100%

Response Time

9 hours

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About Me

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy emphasizing American (Mid-Atlantic states) while working for WorldVitalRecords.com. Recently, I earned my Masters in Digital Humanities and now do genealogical research and software design full-time.
My first job was a summer internship for a professional genealogist in 1998 and I have researched personally and/or professionally since then. I have a registered business license to work within Chicago doing genealogical research and software design.
Interned with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and have experience with records from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Cook County, and California.

Education/Training

Bachelors Degree in Family History-Genealogy
Masters Degree in Digital Humanities
Mid-Atlantic emphasis with academic experience in Eastern European, Canadian, and British research.
Former Genealogical Consultant, WorldVitalRecords.com
Former Cemetery Chair, Chicago Genealogical Society
Current member, Painted Hills Genealogical Society
Over 20 years researching in genealogical field

Research Services

I have easy access to Chicago vital records and other films located at the Wilmette Family History Center. I am also able to retrieve records from IRAD at Northeastern Illinois University and many locations in northern Chicago. My research is thorough and detailed. I also like teaching others how to start and continue their family history research in one-on-one tutoring.

Research Specialities
  • Emigration/Immigration
  • LDS
  • Migration
  • Military
  • Naturalization
  • Paleographic
  • Vital Records
  • Federal Records
  • Cartographic
  • Civil War
Research Localities
  • Chicago, IL
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Cook, IL, USA
  • Chemung, NY, USA
  • Monmouth, NJ, USA
  • Tioga, PA, USA
  • Steuben, NY, USA
  • Bradford, PA, USA
  • Chautauqua, NY, USA
  • Dutchess, NY, USA
Research Repositories
  • Wilmette Illinois Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at NEIU
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 roots4all 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

  • Chicago Vital Records
    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center...

    $8.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Chicago Vital Records

    $8.00/record

    Description

    Willing to look up any Chicago or Cook County birth, marriage, or death that is available at the Wilmette Family History Center. If you need a certificate in August, I have access to the Center.

    Ordering Instructions

    You can check on the availability by searching FamilySearch and finding the index information of interest. From there, the bottom of the page may have a citation film number. If no film number is included, I will charge an additional $5 to find the film number and the citation.


    ×
  • Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center
    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    $10.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research at Wilmette Family History Center

    $10.00/record

    Description

    Able to retrieve any record available on-site via film or fiche at the Wilmette Family History Center.

    Ordering Instructions

    Please check FamilySearch>Search>Catalog, and then use the drop-down menu for "Search these Family History Centers" to choose Wilmette, Illinois Family History Center. If the film is at the center, please be specific about what record/information that you want from the film and I will make digital scans of the record for you within the limits of fair use copyright (less than 10% of the item.) Scanning an entire book is prohibited. Each record scanned per film will be charged on a per-record basis.


    ×
  • Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and N...
    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    $28.00

  • Document Retrieval Offering Details

    Custom Research Request, Northern Chicago and Northern Suburbs

    $28.00/record

    Description

    Limited Records Retrieval at location other than Wilmette FHC

    Ordering Instructions

    This is a great offering for anyone who wants or needs a record from Chicago that they are pretty sure is here, but can't physically get here soon. Will need detailed information to get to the right location and make copies or scans of records in question. Willing to go to repositories in northern Chicago or suburbs to retrieve documents. Please see Policies for travel expense information. Fee is hourly fee.


    ×

Fee for Custom Research does not include travel miles (.50/mile), or any other transportation costs to get to the location. I am centrally located east of O'Hare and have personal transport to make it easier to get to the right record.
Travel fees apply to Custom Research only. Record retrieval is fixed price and includes travel fees. Any copy costs, parking structure costs, or similar will be passed along to the client.

Reviews
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1 Review
Friendliness
Effort
Communication
Professionalism
Accuracy
Value
16 Legacy Reviews

100% positive

Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 2 73c70d5883d822471408146533ee935d11e599f5173e605a911d89203e38b519

martycederholmes

Extremely pleased! The response was lightning quick and accurate.

October 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 24 6f6b4b53f9da35ef604c6b5c14e8a5c4fc173c45af2fc7fb5e322ef2f8a049d8

clpflueger

Thank You her birthday is tomorrow and she is thankful for what you could provide. I have some other projects from the same family I may need your help on in the future I just need to see how much information I can acquire first. It was exactly what we were looking for. Thank You for helping us.

January 2017


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 10 de81954d84e21326b911d863e801433fd39c84be3d08568807ccd84157954603

wkevinklineii

Exhausted all possibilities to get to the final result. Great work.

December 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 23 f1e836c3bdad9d9cfaf9466c8b34aaf52d4a37d8bdfab2ac8cb78e4109198bf7

jrader369

Thanks for sending both the pdfs and jpgs. The pdfs are a little easier to read but it's great to have both. Sophie Suehrstedt was my great-grandmother; according to family stories she died (at 25) from a mastoid infection--this turns out to have been essentially correct.

October 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 6 e0ce48077e27c471e5a27bd173cdef0f1cd7d3050c4b16f4723233faf945da57

weypie

thanks for the documents; now that we have proof of a married couple, can we get to know more about their children? the family left the US in 1889 so they could only be found in the 1890 and 1895 Chicago censuses but they were apparently destroyed; any suggestion ? with best wishesPierre WEYLAND

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

Thanks for your help! I appreciate the refund on the one in Beloit.

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

bmoore

Thanks for your help! Great work!

September 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

billmalloy

Thank you for the very clear copy and fast turn-around of this request! I will definitely continue to use and recommend your services to others!

August 2016


Profile placeholder avatar image thumb 27 0f147e78cae61fcd41c188a46709b0085e28e8fdcf7b6292909f9f4dcc6213e8

billmalloy

The re-sent pictures were perfectly clear! I am very impressed with Amanda's quick response and extra effort in following through on this. I am a very satisfied customer indeed!

August 2016


Bob 3

rankenbauer

roots4all completed my requested research in a very timely manner and was very thorough in her research. roots4all is highly recommended for Chicago research!

July 2016


Very knowledgeable at interacting with all of the family history sites. Very good at logging in sources for individuals. Very easy-going with clients. She is very good, flexible with her time; knows how to gather all of the sources available on the Internet.

Elbert M.

Friend


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