As some of you may be well aware, genealogy research is often an extensive and time-consuming endeavor. Many of you have been doing this for years and you know there is still more to discover. You have been trying to move forward but you came across a barrier like a foreign language or you hit some other “brick wall” which stuck you for long.
Or you might be just starting. You are aware that your forefathers emigrated from somewhere in central Europe but know very little about your ancestry and wondering where to begin.
Based on more than a decade of individual and team experience of performing thousands of genealogy projects we are here to assist in your family discovery journey. We can give you a head start or we can try to help you in overcoming the obstacles you have encountered.
Our team consists of experienced professional genealogy researchers, guides and research project managers. We are a strong team bonded by years of common experience. We are based in central and eastern Europe, we do research in the land and among people which we know since childhood. We are practitioners and we are insiders.
For those, who would like to see their ancestor’s land but from various reasons are not able to visit Poland, we offer Genealogy Virtual Tours. Our best genealogist will visit every village connected to your family history and collect all the remaining signs that your ancestors were there.
First Leads. This is a stepping stone project – an initial work that needs to be done by our genealogists within 3 working hours. Based on the first findings we verify your information and check if there any first leads for further research exist. First Leads results may include: confirmation of place of origin of your ancestors, availability of given kind of records for given place we know we can use to do thorough research, finding a specific record of your ancestor, or in case of relatives search, it may be the confirmation that people bearing your forefathers’ surname still live in their town. At this stage we can also verify if there is a chance for you to be able to confirm your Polish citizenship. As the outcome of this stage, we will have knowledge about the further possible direction of the research. You can then continue the research by yourself or ask us to help you in the next research options.
The cost of the First Leads option is 750 Polish zlotys.
The next level is Basic Research. It contains 10 hours of genealogists’ work. Depending on the availability of sources it may provide more documents as well as some historical background. This stage is completed with a Research Report.
Standard Research. This option contains 20 hours of genealogists’ work. Again, the results of the research will be specified in the Research Report.
The price of the Basic and Standard options, in addition to the time of work of genealogists, may include cost of getting the records and travel to archives. You will know the total cost before you place an order for research.
Advanced Research. If you are aware that your family search project requires a lot of time and expertise or you just need as comprehensive results as it is possible this is the option you should consider. Based on your project requirements we will check what is possible to achieve and will discuss details of the project scope individually.
Costs of each level of service consist of a research project manager’s and genealogists’ work time on the plus actual costs of traveling to given archives and getting access to records. An average hour rate is 250 Polish zloty per hour including all taxes and organization costs. In case of Advanced Research when there is more time required the hourly rate is lower. You will receive a detailed cost for your project before you commit to anything.
Even though we declare a certain amount of hours that we spend on your project, the report may be sent weeks or even months after ordering our services. Why is that? Because usually getting this kind of information takes time: ordering copies of documents from archives or parishes, scheduling visits in parishes may take a while and we don’t always have an influence on that. But you can be sure that we will be in touch regularly to inform you about the work progress.