"Marius Loeffler" <email@example.com>
My expierience with reserches is negtive and my advice is to be veryIt is regretable that Dr. Loeffler has had such a negative experience with
private researchers in Poland.
I would like to shed a different light on this subject.
There have been a number of posts on the JewishGen and Jewish
Records Indexing - Poland lists asking for recommendations of the
names of private researchers. For both lists, the moderators ask
people to respond privately and they do.
Because there are a number of excellent private researchers in
Poland, I imagine others will echo my comments about some of the
wonderful work they do. The good ones are very busy so it may
mean waiting a while for results. But, at the end of the day, you
can expect a detailed report - whether or not they have been able
to find the specific information you are seeking.
That being said, I would like to add another thought...
While engaging a private researcher may ferret out records for only
your own family, joining with fellow researchers to index these records
through Jewish Records Indexing - Poland <www.jri-poland.org>
will make these records accessible to your own family -- as well as other
families with roots in that town. It is this spirit of sharing that
characterizes the world of Jewish genealogy and the success of JRI-Poland.
To start or participate in such a cooperative project in Poland, I invite
researchers to join the JRI-Poland mailing list and to post your questions
re towns and sources. There is a lot of expertise out there and by
reaching out in this manner, you can both help yourself and many of
your co-researchers and, perhaps, generations of researchers in the
Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland