Research Requests and Publication Look-ups

If you've been trying to find vital records or information on one of your genealogy brick walls, then I may be able to help you.
I love a challenge and hope that you choose me because I won't stop looking for what is missing in your family tree.

My name is Jen and I have been working on my own genealogy research projects since 1996, and my mother began in the late 1960s.  I own a large collection of genealogical histories, biographical histories, as well as several databases on cd.  I am a member of the Illinois, Chicago, and National Genealogical Societies, the Galena IL Historical Society and Museum among others.


I am available for genealogy and local history look-ups on the following areas; Chicago, Northern Illinois Suburbs, as well as the following suburban locations; Oak Park, LaGrange and Brookfield. Below you can find a list of the publications that I own and are willing to do look ups in.  If you live outside the state of Illinois and are unable to find a record or similar document from where you live, I can do the research and obtain the documentation on your behalf.  I can if necessary visit area libraries, museums or similar to locate something that you haven't been able to.

For my time I charge by the hour for research that takes me out of my house, for general publication look ups from books that I own I charge by the page.  My fees include postage for domestic mail one large envelope can hold a maximum weight of 13 oz therefore if more than one envelope is needed I will use USPS Priority Mail envelope (12-1/2" x 9-1/2") which is currently $4.90 regardless of weight or destination.  I scan publications from my collection; if copies of publications from libraries or museums are needed I will strive to ensure that the copies they provide me with are of a readable quality. In addition if you would like to have the copies of anything from my collection put on a cd and sent along with your hard copies, I will add an additional .50 to the order.

I have in the past had problems with copies given to me from several places including the National Archives which must use an ancient type of copier.

If you are in need of copies of documents that are available to those with subscriptions to genealogy related websites and you are not one of those people, I am.  I can look-up information, print it, and send it to you for the same cost as above.  I use a laser printer therefore the quality of images or other document you need will be great. 

I will be accepting PayPal for any of the above services beginning shortly.  Please check back soon.  If you are interested in any of the genealogy research services mentioned above please leave me a comment at
Thanks and happy hunting...................

 Guide to the "Galena Gazette" and Other Galena Newspapers

Volume IV-1861
Volume V-1862
Volume VI-1863
Volume VII-1864
 Jo Daviess County World War I Honor Roll            
 An Illustrated Historical Biography
 Who Was Who of Hanover, Illinois        
 Hanover-A portrayal of a northwestern Illinois village's changes from 1827-1976             1976
 History of Jo Daviess County    
 1904 1904
 Biographical History of Jo Daviess County
 1878 1878
 Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders
 Brown and Schuyler Counties, Illinois
 List of Pensioners     
 Chicago and Cook County, Illinois
 January 1, 1883, Volume III
 Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland
 1846-1852 2000 (reprinted from original Inventory of Books)
 County Kerry-Killarney Family Roots
 Exploring Family Origins in Killarney
 A Belated Census of Earliest Settlers of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri    
 1958-Reprinted by the National Genealogical Society
 Emigrants From Ireland, 1847-1852
 State-Aided Emigration Schemes from Crown Estates in Ireland
 A History of Tuolumne County, California
 1882 1882
 Palatine Mennonite Census Lists, 1664-1793
 Through Eleven Decades of History
 Watertown-A History from 1800 to 1912 with Illustrations and many incidents