As a service to our visitors, we list the following genealogical researchers and guides who are located in Poland. This listing does not constitute an endorsement, but these are professionals who have supported PGSA though articles, lectures, tours and other assistance, and about whom we have received positive reports from members and non-members who utilized their services. You, the consumer, must perform the proper due diligence to determine which, if any, meet your needs, expectations and price considerations.

All of the following researchers investigate vital records. Additionally listed are any special research capabilities they offer. Furthermore, it is noted where researchers specialize in particular geographic areas.

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Polish Origins

Research and Tours
Contact:Zenon Znamirowski
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 664-407-089
Note(s):PGSA tour partner and sponsor of the PGSA Genealogy Notebook e-newsletter
Geographic Coverage:Poland, Western Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Slovakia
Additional Services:- Experienced team of genealogists, archivists, guides & ethnographers can provide more than vital records
- Several team members are located in the area in which they specialize
- Strong relationships with institutions in neighboring countries

Genea Studium

Research and Tours
Contact:Maciej Orzechowski
Email:[email protected] or [email protected]
Phone(s):USA # to Poland 312-235-2254 Chicago area code with free transfer to Poland
Direct to Poland +48 608-570-280
Note(s):2019 PGSA conference presenter
One of only two researchers allowed access in the Przemyśł Archdiocesan Archives
Geographic Coverage:Southeast Poland, in particular the State and Catholic archives in Przemyśł, Rzeszów and Tarnów
Additional Services:- Research ancestors by visiting archives, civil registry offices, cemeteries and parishes
- Search Land, Military and Notary records
- Translate documents from Polish to English
- Locate living relatives in Poland
- Organize trips by train to main cities of the Austrian Empire Kraków, Vienna, Prague, Budapest

Genealogy Tour

Research and Tours

Contact:Tomasz Szymkowiak
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 601-942-018
Note(s):PGSA tour partner and Rodziny columnist
Geographic Coverage:Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus
Additional Services:- Locate & interview living relatives
- Locate an original house or property and provide a current photo
- Interview local inhabitants who might have known your ancestors
- Find cemetery & graves of ancestors

Your Roots in Poland

Research and Tours
Contact:Kinga Urbańska
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 572-683-144
+48 606-894-680
Geographic Coverage:Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine
Additional Services:- Nobility documentation
- Census and school records
- Land/Tax/Military/Estate records
- Cadastral maps

Dorota Walker

Research only
Location:Ustroń, Silesia, 60 miles SW of Kraków
Contact:Dorota Walker
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 609-466-609
Note(s):Master of Arts in History/Archival Studies and over 10 years as a researcher at the British Library in London
Geographic Coverage:150 mile radius from her Silesian location
Additional Services:- Lutheran records
- German roots in Silesia
- Czech cross-border records
- WWII & Soviet period records
- Local archives

Kasia Rutkowska

Research and Tours
Contact:Kasia Rutkowska
Email:[email protected]
Geographic Coverage:Tours cover the Poznań area in the west; central Poland including Płock and Warsaw; to eastern Poland including Łomza, Mława, Podlasie region, Lublin; plus Podkarpackie.
Additional Services:Research focus is on vital and immigration record.
Also provides photography services of ancestral villages and cemeteries.

Ancestral Tourism

Research and Tours
Contact:Daniel Paczkowski
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 787-691-607
Geographic Coverage:- All of Poland, with emphais on the Northeastern region (Warminsko-Mazurskie, Podlaskie, Lubelskie, Mazowieckie), plus genealogical research (but no tours) in Belarus and Lithuania.
- Some family name lists available to search are found via the Database tab on his website.
Additional Services:- Locate living relatives
- Cemetery grave searches
- For those who cannot travel, the creation of a video of your ancestral village(s); quick introductory video: https://youtu.be/SF26uM3Nz9g
- Notary and court documents
- Assist Polish Origins in northeastern Poland


Research and Tours

Contact:Aleksandra Kacprzak
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 514-156-407
Note(s):Speaker at 2019 PGSA conference
Founder and Board Member of the Association of Professional Polish Genealogists
Geographic Coverage:Russian and Austrian partitions of Poland
Additional Services:- Search for living relatives
- Village archival research
- Cadastral maps
- Assists US attorneys to locate heirs in Poland for unclaimed estate property of those with Polish roots who die intestate or no local heirs

Discovering Roots

Research and Tours

Contact:Łukasz Bielecki, Kasia Grycza
Email:[email protected]
Phone(s):+48 606-894-680 +48 514-700-914
Note(s):PGSA tour partner and developer/manager of the Poznan Project index
Geographic Coverage:Poland, especially the Prussian partition with added emphasis on the Poznań and Greater Poland region
Additional Services:- Jewish research including Holocaust records
- Locate and interview living relatives
- Photograph ancestral villages
- Probate research

Iwona Dakiniewicz

Research and Tours

Contact:Iwona Dakiniewicz
Phone:+48 607-072-797
Email:[email protected]
Note(s):Columnist in the journal of the PGSA, "Rodziny", for 20+ years
Geographic Coverage:Research: All of Poland plus Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary
Tours: 100-120 mile radius from Łódż
Additional Services:- Civil, church and military records
- Tax Records