Comments regarding reserches in Poland Part 1 #general


Marius Loeffler <varicoseveins@...>
 

My expierience with reserches is negtive and my advice is to be very
careful. I approached one group of researches who claimed to be graduates
from Warsaw University in History. They wrote that they will start initial
research and they will show the result and they will ask for deposit. They
asked me alot of questions. After several weeks and letters I received
e-mail telling me that after initial research and thanks to the fact that
they know fellow >from Jewish Historical Institute they found several names
Loeffler (which is my name) and as a matter of fact I did not ask them to
find the name Loeffler because I know all the Loefflers in Poland I asked
them about completely different matter. Obviously they did not even read my
story but they asked me to pay them deposit of $300 USA I did not reply.
Private researches in Poland can do very little. They have no access to the
archives and they might charge you for bogus services. The best is to deal
with Archives directly or even go to Poland. You might find it much cheaper.
If you do not know Polish that might be handicap. They are plenty of oficial
translators.
My advice is Beware!
Dr Marius Loeffler

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