Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Working with a Professional Update

One of the ongoing series in Casefile Clues is the series on working with a professional. We've ironed out the details of the search with the researcher and will be including future articles in this series outlining the process and the results. In this case, the research was hired out because it was cheaper to hire the research by a local person familiar with local facilities than to travel to the area and do it myself. Given the nature of Cook County records, there would have been ordering and waiting for records that would have necessitated being in the area for at least three or four days.

The following items from the Cook County, Illinois, area (highly summarized here) are a part of the research contract:
  • William Frame name change petition
  • Real estate documents for three Chicago area addresses
  • Pullman Collection research on several family members
The family being researched was not wealthy, but did own a small home on Chicago's south side. The reasons why these specific sources were targeted have been discussed in an earlier issue of Casefile Clues. Future installments will discuss the contract and the terms.

Two items have been partially researched with some success. Updated details will be published in future issues of Casefile Clues.

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