Finding Out More about Probate Records Part II

A few weeks ago, I admitted to some considerable knowledge gaps when it comes to probate records. Ancestry’s recent mass digitization of probate records left me with a lot of questions. I decided to reinvest some income I received doing document retrievals and educate myself on this topic. I am happy to say I finally…Read more »

Check out these new (and old) Chicago Genealogy Resources

If you are researching ancestors from the Chicago area, you may want to head over to where you will find a new database: Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 ( It’s an index only, so the records are abstracted and not images of the originals, but nevertheless, it’s a great resource. I found my…Read more »