Researchers in Poland & Translation Services

The following individuals and organizations have been used and recommended by our members for research in Poland. The PGSNYS provides this list of service providers as a courtesy. In no event shall the PGSNYS be liable for any damage or loss arising, directly or indirectly, from the use of information contained herein. 

Lukasz Bielecki, founder of the Poznan Marriage Project, provides research in state and diocesan archives, parishes, and civil registration offices, as well as translation services. He specializes in research in the Greater Poland region, including the historical Poznań Province or Province of Posen, and also the Western territory of Poland. However, he also covers many other areas of the country as well, such as Pomerania, East Prussia, West Prussia, Silesia, Warsaw, Kalisz, Galicia, Białystok, Łomża, and Suwałki. His website, Discovering Roots, provides more information.

Maciej Orzechowski offers assistance in the field of genealogy research in Poland and Ukraine. He has more than 10 years of experience in genealogy and works mainly in the State and Catholic archives of Przemyśl, Rzeszów, and Tarnów. Research in other parts of Poland is possible as well. Details regarding his work can be found at Polish Documents.

Lucjan Cichocki is a full-time professional genealogist whose areas of research include parishes, registry offices, and archives in Poland, Slovakia, and Western Ukraine. In addition to genealogical research, Mr. Cichocki provides translation and transportation services to Americans visiting Poland in search of living relatives. He is a member of the Stowarzyszenie Polscy Profesjonalni Genealodzy [Association of Polish Professional Genealogists]. Please visit his website, Polish Ancestry Research, for more information.

Aleksandra Kacprzak is a genealogical researcher living in Poland and the owner of the genealogy research company, Genoroots. Ms. Kacprzak graduated from Copernicus University in Toruń with a degree in archival science, and completed the Eastern European Genealogy course in Salt Lake City. Ms. She is a genealogical lecturer in both Poland and the U.S., and is a founding member of both the Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne [Polish Genealogical Society] and the Stowarzyszenie Polscy Profesjonalni Genealodzy [Association of Polish Professional Genealogists]. In addition to genealogical research, Ms. Kacprzak provides heir-tracing services for both lawyers and the courts. She is a licensed tour guide, and organizes personal ancestral tours, as well as cultural-oriented tours for larger groups.

Michał J. Marciniak is the owner of PolGen Research, a unique Polish law firm specializing in cases requiring complex genealogical research. They handle probate cases, assist clients in the process of applying for Polish citizenship, and help those seeking restitution of property seized by the state after World War II. They also offer a wide range of genealogical services to help people learn more about their ancestors and discover their family’s unique history.

Daniel Bućko maintains offices in Kraków, Warsaw, and Białystok, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG). He offers research services in all Polish state and diocesan archives, civil registration offices, parish archives, and libraries, and his research area encompasses Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Belarus. In addition to documentary research and records retrieval, Daniel offers comprehensive translations from Polish, Russian, Belarusian, and Latin, and he can assist with tour planning, locating Polish relatives, and obtaining oral history and interviews.

PolishOrigins is a registered tour operator specializing in genealogical, historical, and cultural tours in Poland. With a team of experienced genealogists, guides, and researchers, PolishOrigins offers personalized and tailor-made tours for everyone seeking to uncover their roots in Poland. Their tours include assistance in tracing family histories, organizing visits to ancestral villages, searching for living relatives, and accessing relevant historical records, but also city tours and visits to tourist attractions. PolishOrigins has cultivated a strong community, providing support through its forum, databases, and online lessons. For those unable to travel to Poland, PolishOrigins also provides comprehensive genealogy research services, ensuring that individuals can delve into their family history from afar.


Dolores Karniewicz Ferguson lives in Hamburg, New York, and grew up translating letters from family in Poland and Lithuania for family and friends. She is a member of the PGSNYS and is happy to translate letters for Society members for free, and will provide translations to non-members in exchange for a donation to the Society. Dolores is also a notary, and can provide notary services at any of our monthly meetings. Should a member need such service, please notify Dolores in advance, so she can bring her notary kit to the meeting. Dolores can be contacted via email to

Andrew Gołębiowski lives in Cheektowaga, New York, and has over 20 years of experience working with genealogists, attorneys, businesses, film-makers, government, medical professionals, etc. He provides reliable Polish – English translation services at reasonable rates for official documents, letters, and e-mails. He prefers legible text to translate from. Andy can be contacted via email to

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