Our team has been created to deal with complex archival and press queries as well as with virtual data bases within the genealogical industry. All of the issues connected with seeking and interpreting any kind of documentation can be quite tedious to someone who has never dealt with historical documents – especially those written in foreign languages. Therefore, our main goal is to help all those who are looking for their roots in Poland whether it be in regions within the present geographic borders of Poland or in regions that used to be Polish soil.
Finding facts about your ancestors and their relationships, and providing sentimental journeys to the places where your family members used to grow up and live – this is our specialty. We also want to raise awareness of family roots and people who are or were close to us.
The values that guide us
Polishness We discover our clients’ Polish roots, we make them closer to the Polish culture, history and traditions. All that through helping them to learn and understand our country. We sustain national identity creating a positive image of Poland.
Quality We provide outstanding service through teamwork, experience, accountability and innovation – all of which is reflected in the quality of our results.
Continuous Improvement We cultivate an environment that supports and encourages ongoing learning, development and a personal growth. As a part of our activity we perform business meetings and conferences as lecturers.
Defining new trends We professionalize genealogical business with a fair play rule. We actively take part in charitable actions, we support activating and constructing initiatives undertaken by local individuals (community centers, schools, etc.). We also help in conservation of an old graves and we co-organize genealogical workshops.
After almost 2 years and 21 research reports, all I can say is WOW!! Michał Gierszon and his team are very thorough and professional and did not leave any stone unturned. What an awesome team. I would highly recommend Your Roots in Poland to anyone wanting to find their Polish roots. Thank you again!
William Stojak, USA
When I learned the name of the small village which was my grandmother’s last known place of residence before she immigrated to the U.S. shortly before my trip to Poland, I contacted Your Roots in Poland for help. Michał found records of my grandmother’s birth, those of her siblings, as well as other ancestors in that village. In addition to the research, they arranged for me to travel with Andrzej, who was also a highlander, to that village in Galicia. Thanks to the Roots team, I was able to see the spectacular landscape my grandmother had seen. They also arranged for me to meet with the local administrator, the local priest, and the eldest living resident of the village. What I learned has given me a new sense of who my ancestors were as a group of people as well as why I am who I am. It was a pleasure to meet Michał and Kinga at their office. Their encouragement and support were more than I expected. I could never have accomplished any of this on my own and the Roots team was able to work with me on very short notice. I would strongly recommend Roots to anyone who would like to learn about their Polish heritage.
Claudia Stanek, USA
I was so glad I contacted Kinga at Your Roots in Poland. At the time I was really struggling to locate where the births-deaths-marriages records were held for my fathers family village. I found it difficult for a number of reasons: 1) I was in Australia and I didn’t speak Polish 2) My father, who immigrated from Poland after WWII, had passed away and the information I had about the family history was sketchy 3) My father was from a village that is now part of Ukraine I had sent emails (in English) to the archives in Warsaw to ask for help. They emailed me back (in Polish) which was fantastic, but I found their response confusing and did not know how to proceed. I searched the internet for a genealogist to help me and was willing to pay for services. But who do you trust? I sent emails to 3 genealogists. Out of the 3, I received one response but she did not give an indication that she was willing to help. Then I tried Kinga at Your Roots in Poland. I liked the fact that they were really clear on the website about who they were and appreciated that they were associated with a university. Kinga responded almost immediately and offered her teams services. I could tell that she was passionate about helping people find their roots. I was lucky enough to met Kinga and Joanna when we visited Krakow last year (2013). They have been so helpful at every step of the way, speaking excellent English and really demonstrating their extensive knowledge of where archives are held and the people who manage the archives. Ultimately, Kinga sub-contracted the right genealogist who gained permission to search in the right archive. There was only a small cost for research services. They found the metrical records for my father’s birth and my grandparents marriage. I was so overwhelmed – until then, I did not even know if these records had been destroyed during the war. I am so glad I contacted Kinga. Without any reservations, I would highly recommend Kinga and her team’s services.
Anna Dutkiewicz, Australia
Kinga and her team are amazing! Without her help I would never have been able to discover so much about my family roots in Poland– and to find and be able to actually meet relatives still living there is a dream come true. When I first contacted Kinga the only information I had was that I had heard through family lore that my great-grandfather had come from Krakow and, after living in the US for many years, had returned to live there. Kinga took that small clue and I couldn’t believe what she was able to find. She traced my family back to my great-great-great grandfather and his family living in Krakow in the early 1800s. When we visited last month (another big thank you to Aldona of Skyway DMC who did a fantastic job arranging all of our travel plans), Kinga arranged a private “Wlosinski history” family tour. Accompanied by historian Adam who had done much of the research and is an expert in the history of Krakow, we visited the church where my family worshipped for over 100 years, the church where my great- randparents were married, and the actual house where my great grandfather raised his family. The culmination of the tour was being introduced to cousins still living in Krakow who Kinga was able to find and arrange to join us for dinner. Kinga is such a resourceful, intelligent, and caring person – I honestly feel that she is part of my extended family now! I am looking forward to working with her again on researching my husband’s Polish roots very soon.
Susan Wlosinski Radlinski, Andover, MA
I cannot recommend Kinga and her team more. She was wonderful to work with and went above and beyond what I expected. My father and I came to visit Poland to search out the places where my ancestors lived, worked and worshiped. Kinga and her partners were able to schedule us a few days in which we visited several towns. She was even able to set up a personal tour of a mine that my great great grandfather had worked in. I was able to see the churches where my family worshiped and in one case I was able to see the houses that they lived in during the 1800’s. She found a connection with my family to a museum in one town and was able to set up a tour with the curator. He showed me original documents that my great great great grandfather personally wrote as well as many sites pertaining to my family in that town. Kinga also assisted me in my efforts to visit and “use” the Katowice Archives. Without her I would have accomplished nothing. It was so complicated and rushed, but with her help I was able to see many records for my family. Even after we moved on without Kinga, to different parts of Poland, she called ahead to several of the places we visited to make sure we had assistance in our searches there. It was an amazing trip and Kinga and her partners’ efforts were greatly appreciated. I may never visit Poland again, but I am sure I will never forget it. Thank you Kinga.
Beth Gainer VA, USA
We strongly recommend „Your Roots in Poland” for those interested in finding information about their family history. Not only did Kinga and her team locate our family’s historical records and current relatives, they provided assistance every step of the way. We completed our journey by visiting Poland in April 2013 and Kinga proved to be an invaluable resource (including recommending places to visit, making travel arrangements and coordinating for guides/interpretors) and ensured our visit was memorable. From providing translations of historical documents to documenting our visit with photos, their team delivered beyond expectations. We sincerely thank Kinga and her team for making our dream trip a reality.
Mike i Laura Magalscy, Woodbridge, Virginia
Kinga and her associates are amazing Researchers and Genealogists. They worked quickly and efficiently and professionally and located my ancestors as they promised they could. I would recommend their services to anyone. I know that my cousins will be in touch with them in any future requests because they now know how true they are to their mission.
Phyllis Skrysak, USA
I would like to say thank you so much to the YourRootsInPoland team, especially Kinga! The service you provide is first class, professional & friendly. After 12 years of struggling, in a short space of time, they have managed to piece together my grandfather’s story and even managed to get in contact with distant relatives feared lost. They’ve made the experience thoroughly worthwhile even with my limited language capabilities. I highly recommend their services & hope to stay in contact. Kind Regards
Natasha Carter (z domu Wójtowicz)
Thank you for your assistance in tracing our family history. Your genealogical research was detailed and thorough. The pictures and translations to English made the information both more real and much easier to add to our own records. Your geological research was excellent, we were thrilled that you were able to provided the location of the church where our ancestors was married before they immigrated to the USA. We also found your recommendations on accommodations, sites to see, and restaurants in Krakow were very helpful. We were sure we would have a good trip through Poland, but you certainly helped make it even better. Keep up the great work. We look forward to asking you to do additional research in the future.
Ron Dusa z rodziną, USA
Thank You so much for your assistance. I have been researching our Family for over 25 years and your team has helped to add some new members to our tree. We hope to visit the „homeland” at some point in the future. I look forward to receiving any additional information you find for us and would gladly recommend you to others researching in Poland.
Tammy Brandt, USA
Thank you so much! Your team are awesome and right on the message. I had some, but you connected the dots and gave me information that helped me so much to complete some of my History. Thank you so much again!
Pat Engman, USA
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