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German and Polish Research

Polish and German Genealogy and Ancestry

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We offer a number of services related to the German and Polish languages and help for those interested in researching their German or Polish ancestry or visiting the former German territories now part of Poland. Our main areas of activity include:

Stock Picture Library: Unique images from our extensive collection of photographs taken in Germany and Poland between 1890 and 1950.

Genealogy Research: Documents, records and people search in former German territories now part of the west of Poland

Historical research: German / Polish place name changes.

Translation: the translation of Polish, English, German historical documents.

Photography: Digital still and film photography of Germany and Poland today.


Stock Picture Library of Germany and Poland between 1890 and 1950.

We own an extensive archive of original negatives and photographs taken in Germany and Poland between 1890 and 1950. High definition digital scans of these are available for use by historians, writers publishers, researchers and others in a wide range of publications, both printed and digital.


Genealogy Research: find and research documents, records and people!

We can locate, travel to and research records held in records offices, churches and other information centers to help with your Polish or German genealogy research. We also offer a people finding service to locate long lost family and distant relatives still living in Poland. We specialise and work only with genealogy connected with the Polish province of Lubuskie (formerly the German provinces of Brandenburg, Posen, and parts of Silesia.


Historical Research: locate the place in which your ancestors originated.

The names and spellings of hundreds of villages and towns have changed greatly over time. We can help locate your ancestral village and town in modern Poland. Prices start at just $ 20.


Translation: translation of Polish and German into and from English

We offer a complete translation and interpreting service for the Polish, German and English languages. Our staff includes native speakers of both English, German and Polish for the perfect translation. Our prices are very reasonable and our service unbeatable!


Photography:  we can take photographs or film your ancestral location.

If you can't visit Poland yourself we can travel to your families home town or village, take photographs and film the place for you. You can then 'visit' Poland from the comfort of your own home, perhaps many thousands of miles away! Prices from only $ 60 for a CD full of unique pictures of your ancestral village or town.


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We are based in the part of Poland, which prior to 1945 was part of Prussia, Germany; and therefore are able to help people with either German or Polish ancestry. We will travel to any of the villages, towns, and cities in the west of Poland in order to help with the research into your family roots. Some of the towns and cities in our part of Poland include: Chojna, Choszczno, Debno, Lubniewice, Stargard, Pyrzyce, Szczcecin (Stettin), Mysliborz, Kostrzyn (Kustrin), Gorzow (Landsberg Warthe), Miedzychod (Birnbaum), Miedzyrzecz (Meseritz), Poznan (Posen), Skwierzyna, Swiebodzin, Sulechow, Krosno, and Zielona Gora (Grunberg). Further afield but within fairly easy reach of our base in Gorzow Wielkopolski are the cities of: Frankfurt Oder, Gdansk (Danzig), Jelenia Gora, Wroclaw (Breslau), Legnica, Torun and Bydgoszcz (Bromberg).

To ask us a question about your ancestral village or town or to ask for further details of our full range of services, and a price list, please contact us by via: hejns [at] msn.com. Unfortunately due to the large number of requests we cannot work without payment. Prices do, however, start at just $20. Payment via Paypal for online services.

Please note: We specialise in the former German areas of Poland - Pomerania (Pommern), Brandenburg, Posen and Silesia.


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    Genealogy research, photography, translation, and guided tours in the former German provinces of Brandenburg, Pomerania (Pommern), Neumark, Posen, and Silesia for people of Polish, German (Prussian) and Jewish extraction.