: Looking for a genealogist in Białystok, Poland
My family came from the village of Lipina, near Sokółka, north of Białystok. Marriage and birth records are in the Roman Catholic diocesan archives in Białstok, and I've received some certificates with information from them. What I really need is to find someone who can visit the archives and read the records (many in Russian) and write to me via email -- preferably in English, but google and I can probably figure out the Polish. Anyone have suggestions? Of course, I expect to pay for this work.
It's a bonus if this person can meet me in Białystok when I'm there in October, and help me find and talk to people. I would pay for this help, also.
Extra good would be to find living relatives, as we don't know of any. Kaczkieła is an uncommon name, so that should help.