Here are some leads that may help point Polish root-seekers int eh right direction:
PIAST Genealogical Research Centre
Warsaw's oldest genealogical firm accepts family-research assignments (records, family trees, coats of arms and related research.
Ośrodek Badan Genealogicznych PIAST
Dr Andrzej Sikorski, Director
Skrytka Pocztowa 9, 00-957 Warsaw 36, Poland
phone: (48-22) 646-5526
Institute of Genealogy
Researching family records, histories, outstanding ancestors; locating living relatives; interviews, photo documentation, family trees, coats of arms and related services all over the territory of pre-partition Poland.
Andrzej Zygmunt Rola-Stężycki, Director
Aleja Niepodległości 3, 05-600 Grójec, Poland
Office tel/fax: (48-48) 664-1717, (48-48) 664-4415
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: instytut-genealogii.com
PolGenResearch genealogical-research firm
Researching vital records (family, military, land, school, census, etc.); family/homestead/cemetery photographs in Poland and neighboring countries; document translation; gen-trips in Poland for visiting Pol-Am root-seekers.
Michał J. Marciniak, General Manager (fluent English)
cellphone: (48) 507 030 334
Professional genealogical research
Historian searches archives, provides facsimiles of documents, photos (families, homesteads, graves), accepts other assignments.
Emil Krasnodębski, ul. Pawińskiego 28/7
02-106 Warsaw, Poland: cellphone: (48) 506-152-129
Cyndi's List of Polish Genealogical Sites
Extensive listing of Polish genealogy, history and culture sites: archives, libraries, museums, records press resources (obits), mailing lists, newsgroups, chat groups, useful publications, maps, software and other resources facilitating ancestral exploration.
Online Polish family-history service operated by US-based Norman J. Pieniążek and his associates in Poland, conducts family research all over Poland (also Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania) and can help clients obtain family records and documents;
Polish/E.European locality-searching site
Contains listings of Polish localities and detailed maps of Poland, former Polish territory now in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and other Central and East European countries.)
Old Documents Archives
Genealogical research unit indicates whether sought-after information is available and provides research-cost estimate: before accepting assignments.
Archiwum Akt Dawnych
ul. Długa 7, 00-950 Warsaw, Poland
phone: (48-22) 831-5491>93
Central State Archives Authority
Located next door to the Archiwum Akt Dawnych [at left] it provides the addresses of regional archives across Poland.
Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych
ul. Długa 6, 00-950 Warsaw, Poland
phone: (48-22) 831-3206
Professional translation of family correspondence, documents, etc. from Polish, Russian, German and Latin into English: Andrew Gołębiowski
109 Rosemead Lane, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
phone: (716) 892-5975
Polish Red Cross Tracing Service
Traces WWII victims living & dead free of charge.
Biuro Poszukiwań Polski Czerwony Krzyż
ul. Mokotowska 14; 00-950 Warsaw, Poland
phone: (48-22) 326-1264; fax: (48-22) 628-4348
Tracking down church/parish records
Poland's Roman Catholic Church website (opoka.org.pl) may help track down diocesan archives, museums, libraries, organizations and individual parishes around the country.
Polish locality and general data base
This site locates Polish localities, contains zip codes, area codes, train schedules, weight, measure & temperature conversions, namedays, etc.
Information Access Department
This official Polish government agency has on file the addresses of all Poles currently living in Poland or who
have died since 1990. Addresses are provided upon written request with the consent of the sought-after party.
Wydział Udostępniania Informacji
ul. Domaniewska 36/38, 02-672 Warsaw, Poland
phone: (48-22) 610-1839 Tracing long-lost relations
Poland's best-known private detective agency engages in locating relatives and others in Poland and abroad:
Biuro Doradcze Krzysztof Rutkowski
phone: (48-22) 654-0062, 620-5033
Other Internet sites of interest to Polish root-seekers:
Tracing long-lost relations
Poland's oldest private investigation bureau tracks down long-lost relations, keeping tabs on business partners, spouses, children, etc.:
phone: (48-22) 750-6151
cellphone: (48) 502-709-773;
Tracing Soviet victims
This organization researches and documents the fate of Poles victimized by the Soviet authorities in WWII:
Fundacja Ośrodka KARTA
ul. Narbutta 29, 02-536 Warsaw, Poland
phone: (+48 22) 848-0712, fax: 646-6511
Tracing Nazi victims
This foundation documetns and assists victims of Nazi atrocities and their families:
Fundacja Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie
ul. Krucza 36, 00-921 Warsaw, Poland; phone:
(+48 22) 695-9941