For those who would like to learn about their Polish background, RealPoland offers a unique opportunity to look for ancestors in Poland and trace family roots. Genealogy research can be combined with your group or private tour of Poland, or done independently.
If you are dreaming of finding more about your family’s history or even finding your living relatives, do not hesitate to contact RealPoland! We have already helped many families find their living relatives in Poland, or learn about their family history in depth.
New technologies and the help of specialized researches have recently allowed many people all around the world to explore their genealogy in Poland. A lot of Poles emigrated from their homeland throughout centuries, especially in the last one hundred and fifty years. Many of them settled in North America and Australia. A vast number of families lost contact with each other, as it was impossible to communicate during the wars that took place in Europe and very hard to get in touch when Poland was behind the iron curtain.
But it is still possible to recover the historical relations. Those who have already decided to proceed with their genealogy adventure in Poland have had a unique opportunity to see the family locations, read old documents and even meet with their relatives. What is the first step if you are thinking about exploring your genealogy and your ancestors came from Poland?
Collect all possible documents regarding the first generation that emigrated. The most helpful are Ship Manifests, Petitions for Naturalization, Oaths of Allegiance etc. Even if no official documents survived, other documents such as letters, memories, diaries might be valuable for the researcher as well.
Talk to your family
It is always a good idea to contact the eldest members of the family and write down what they remember about the previous generations, focusing of the names and people they relate to the Polish heritage.
Share what you know with the researcher
Every piece of information countrs, even if it seems irrelevant at first glance.
Once you are in touch with the professional researcher and the first step for your genealogy in Poland is completed, the genealogist will need some time to contact the local archives, search the databases and estimate the cost of the research before you are given a concrete price. The researcher will remain in touch with you while doing the investigation and once it’s completed, you will receive a detailed report of your genealogy research in Poland.