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About us

Genealogia Polonica was founded in year 2013 by Barbara Domagała as a small, one-person genealogy research firm. Now we are a team of professionals ready to help you discover your Polish ancestrors’ past. 

On April 1, 2022, Genealogia Polonica became a partnership managed by Eliza Karpinska and Radoslaw Michalak, both experienced genealogists who have been working for Genealogia Polonica for many years. Today Genealogia Polonica is the top Polish genealogical research firm with a team of a few direct genealogists and a couple of local genealogists. Most of them are educated historians. All of them are really passionate and experienced genealogists. 

Why choose Genealogia Polonica?


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Experience & Knowledge

Our genealogists have both personal and commercial experience in dealing with difficult cases. We have a very good track record and history of many successes with research done for our clients. Thanks to our direct access to Polish documents held in state archives, church archives, and Registry Offices we are able to provide high-quality genealogical services. Want to learn more about us? Meet our team.

Individual approach

We believe that every family story is different and needs something different. We highly value an individual approach to every case explored and from the very beginning, we make an exceptional effort to provide our clients with the most thorough research, focusing especially on the family story. We pay high attention to the accuracy of our studies. We carefully analyze all sources and databases to give you the final answer. Want proof? Read our clients’ testimonials!

Trustworthiness

Your data is safe with us! We do not share your documents and information with anyone outside our firm unless it is required by law (for example when obtaining certified copies of documents from the archives or the Registry Office). In our work, we try to be close to our Clients, to understand their unique needs. Our Clients often share their family secrets with us, because they know it might help the research. Your family story is safe with us. Detailed information can be found in our Privacy Policy.

Reasonable Prices

Before we ask you to pay anything, we’ll prepare a short free analysis of your case. Then you can decide if our proposal meets your goals. We will not charge you any additional cost without asking you first. Contact us to receive your individual offer!

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Detailed Results

After the research is finished, we will send you a detailed report of our findings as well as photos of the documents about your Polish ancestors. Our analysis will not only give you a lot of information about the documents we found, but also a glimpse into the lives of your ancestors. We are storytellers! If you want not only to know the names of your ancestors and their dates of birth and death… if you want to know the story behind their decision to leave Poland, then there is no better choice for you than us. See our services and choose your goal!


We strongly believe that our passion and experience combined with our values allow us to provide you with the highest quality family research.

Meet our team

<strong>Eliza Karpińska</strong>
Eliza Karpińska
Co-owner & Researcher
speaks: English, Polish
Eliza graduated in law studies in Rzeszów. She grew up in a small town in the Podkarpacie region of Poland, from where many people emigrated to the USA. Since she remembers, she was interested in family history and her complicated family tree is 15 years in the making. This was the beginning of her passion for genealogy. Eliza is also passionate about history. She researches the stories of families of the Polish-Ukrainian borderland as well as the inhabitants of the Bieszczady region like Lemko and Bojko, where she comes from. In her free time, she loves to read books, walk in the Polish mountains and visit old castles.

Her main area of expertise is Galicia. Her researches include Lithuania, Ukraine, and Poland. She reads documents in Polish, Russian and Latin. Many times she succeeded in proving a DNA relationship with the help of thorough paperwork. From April 1st, 2022 she became a Co-owner of Genealogia Polonica.
<strong>Radosław “Radek” Michalak</strong>
Radosław “Radek” Michalak
Co-owner & Researcher
speaks: English, Polish
Radosław is a historian with archival specialization. Graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He was the manager of the Students Scientific Archivists Organization in Toruń, Poland. Specializes in the history of the twentieth century. Furthermore, he professionally deals with translations from English. He has a variety of professional experiences, which are also in the areas of science, which support his research workshop.

He has been working for Genealogia Polonica since 2016 and has completed many successful types of research that made him one of our Clients’ most appreciated genealogists. From April 1st, 2022 he became a Co-owner of Genealogia Polonica. Radek leads mostly the searches in central and northern Poland, Lithuania, and post-Prussian areas. He can read Polish, German, Russian and Latin records.
<strong>Martyna Urbańczyk</strong>
Martyna Urbańczyk
Researcher
speaks: English, Polish
Martyna Urbańczyk is a cultural studies graduate based in Łódź, the city of four cultures, built by people from four nations – Germans, Russians, Poles, and Jews. She has experience working for international clients in large companies as well as in small NGOs. Her fascination with genealogical research started several years ago when she came across some old documents left by her grandmother. Her good information searching skills and intuition helped her trace ancestors up to the 18th century and obtain many historical documents about her family. Since then she has had one rule: “Leave no stone unturned”.

In her free time, she likes watching documentaries, American tv series, and playing games. She is based in Łódź and her area of expertise is central Poland – both Russian and Prussian partition. She reads documents in Polish, Russian and Latin.

Our team is supported by experienced genealogists and researchers from different regions of Poland. Thanks to that, we can provide direct and fast research in most of the Polish State and church archives, as well as in individual parishes.

Let us take you on a journey into the past