Pommerscher Verein Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt
The Pomeranian Society of Freistadt

Professional and Volunteer Researchers

Professionelle Forscher, Freiwilliger U. Andere Forschungs Dienstleistungen

  • Discovering Roots. "Discovering Roots" can help you visit Poland, find your ancestral towns, research your roots and imagine how your ancestors lived here in the old days that are gone, although the traces are still easy to find!
  • Iwona Dakiniewicz, gnealogy@pro.onet.pl  Polish researcher recommended by the Polish Genealogical Society of America. 
  • Kacprzak, Aleksandra, Polish guide recommended at Salt Lake Institute.
  • Katarzyna Grycza, Polish guide for Pomeranian genealogical research. Works out of Poznan. 
  • Marek Karczewski, Zawila St. No. 47, 71-499, Szczecin, Poland, gkar@ncs.rektor.ar.szczecin.pl. Polish guide for Pomeranian genealogical research. The e-mail address is that of his wife. Please note in subject line that the message is for Marek. Another e-mail address is telemarek@yahoo.com 
  • Joanne Kohler has offered to do German translations. Here is what she is offering:
    I can easily do Fraktur. I have started working with German script, so I can't do that as well as Fraktur, but am willing to do that as well. I have a BA and an MA in German, lived in Germany for 21 years, and passed a translator's exam offered by the Hessian Ministry of Culture. I worked part-time, freelance as a translator when I lived in Germany.
    Contact Joanne at kohler.joanne@gmail.com if you are interested in her service. Joanne can work out the details of how to get the material and the reimbursement to her.

  • Axel Lubinski (Danziger Strasse 31, D-18107 Rostock, Germany), a university researcher, has compiled information on 17,000 emigrants from Mecklenburg-Strelitz for the period 1847-1893. 
  • Dr. Rainer Mühle (Janstrasse 9, D-18057 Rostock, Germany), a university researcher, has compiled information on 35,000 emigrants from the Uckermark, Prignitz, and Ruppin areas of the province of Brandenburg, and from the Kreise of Randow and Lauenburg in Pomerania, for the period 1815 to 1914.
  • Projekt Heimatreisen. Eight German and eight Polish students attending Europa University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder founded this travel agency in 2002. They research family histories and organize trips for ethnic Germans, and their descendents, who were expelled from Poland at the end of World War II and beyond. Contact: Projekt Heimatreisen, Jacqueline Nießer, Große Scharrnstreaße 59, 15230 Frankfurt Oder; Tel.: +49-(335)-2801662;j.niesser@transkultura.net
  • Tadeusz Hubert Pilat, Ul. Matejki 1/15, 39-400 Tarnobrzeg, Poland. Te.: 4815 822 71 33, E-mail: tadpilat@poczta.onet.pl.  Polish researcher for old Pomeranian records - reads old Polish handwriting, Russian Cyrillic scrip, and German Gothic handwriting.
  • Uwe Reich, a university researcher, (Siemensstrasse 12, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany), has compiled information on 12,000 emigrants from the Kreise of Arnswalde and Cottbus (primarily overseas migration); and Friedeberg, Landsberg, and Soldin (primarily Continental migration), in the province of Brandenburg, for the period 1816 to 1893.
  • Martin Sohn, lives in Burow, Kreis Demmin. (E-mail: m.sohn@gmx.de) Is knowledgeable in Pommern history and is familiar with research at the various archives in Greifswald, Stettin, etc. He travels to Poland for research and will send research results via e-mail. His rates are reasonable and he knows most of the parish pastors in Vorpommern. (Recommended by Warren Wolf - wufpk@wctel.net and Jeff Koepke - jwkoepke@aol.com). 
  • Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. The volunteers of this movement have agreed at least once per month to do a research task in their local area as an act of kindness. The cost to you would be reimbursing the volunteer for his expenses in fulfilling your request (video tape, copy fees, etc.). This is not a FREE service.
  • Übersetzungsdienst / Translation Service - nur für genealogische Texte / only for genealogy related material. Free translation service for Czech, English, Dutch, French, German and Polish genealogical materials from genealogy.net
  • Walsch, Bryan. Guide in USA for Polish records.
Jan. 2024