"Maria has gone above and beyond in researching my Polish ancestry. For
many years I had tried to learn more about my grandparents. I was
beginning to lose hope. But I found Maria and, through her giant
undertaking, she was able to identify my grandparents’ birth records,
substantial additional information about them, as well as information
about many other family members. Maria made huge efforts because
finding sources was more difficult and complicated than most families.
She personally contacted multiple offices and churches in different
locales to uncover information. Maria made several genealogical trees
to illustrate the many family connections. She even found and spoke
with a distant relative and she has helped me to communicate with my
relative. Maria is unbelievable. She has brought me great happiness.
I will never be able to thank her enough. I feel as though Maria has
become a part of my family in the process.
Maria obtained and provided me with photocopies of original documents, some of them very fragile and old. She explained each document along with in depth reports."
"Maria has been very instrumental in uncovering information about my
father-in-law and family who were uprooted from Poland during WWII. We
received a very detailed report including an extended family tree which
went back several more generations than we had previously known. There
were also many original documents such as birth and marriage
certificates, and also documents regarding the families arrest and
deportation to Siberia by the NKVD. But the most touching revelation
that Maria found was an actual deposition taken from my father-in-law's
brother by the Institute of National Remembrance - Commission for the
Prosecution of Crimes Against Polish Nation, after the war.
provided a translation which on one hand confirmed things we already
knew, but also revealed new information about the exact whereabouts of
the family during interment in a work camp, as well as an account of
what daily life was like along with descriptions of others they were
with who came from the same region. When we sent this deposition letter
to his son who is still living nearby in the US, he was amazed and very
happy that such a thing could be put into his hands from his
Many thanks to Maria, who provided a substantial number of new pieces to the family puzzle."
Maria does not give up. She even had contact with priests from the homes of
my ancestors in order to find the right people.
But she also made contact and found information with family members who still live in Poland and brought us in contact with them.
My thanks can hardly be expressed in words. Maria, thank you very, very much from the bottom of my heart. I can strongly recommend Maria and the MCR team for the professionalism, kindness and patience in their investigations.
I will certainly use her services again this year for further research into my great-grandmother from Malopolskie."
"I recently hired Maria Latuszek, of the Migrant Center of the Research, to locate potential heirs in Poland regarding an estate case here in the U.S. and I am extremely pleased with the results of her work.
and accurately identified the missing family members and she provided me with
their solid contact information. I would not hesitate to use this service
"My grandmother died at the age of 36 from the influenza epidemic of
1911. Leaving eight children and my mother at the age of three, the
family needed to survive and older siblings and extended family stepped in for
support, but family history was lost.
Fast forward one hundred years, and my family wanted to learn more about their Polish roots. Very fortunately, my cousin John recommended we connect with Maria Latuszek from the Migrant Research Center and the research quest began.
Maria has relentlessly researched both sides of our Polish roots throughout Poland. With persistence and professionalism, Maria has continually communicated with us with questions and information which eventually led to the discovery of my grandmother’s birthplace, birthdate, and family. With Maria’s hard work, two generations before both my grandparents were revealed. Maria has now created a six generation family tree, what a gift to my family! I cannot express our deep gratitude to Maria for her endless hard work, perseverance, ardent research, and high level of professionalism.
She has opened our eyes to our Polish roots and brought our grandmother
and her ancestors to life for us to know and cherish. We cannot thank her
enough and highly recommend her for those who seek their Polish roots. She
has opened the path for us all to visit Poland and walk in the villages of our
"Maria was very helpful in locating the names of some
of my great-grandparents.
She was a good communicator and easy to work with."
"Our family was truly amazed at the passion and detail Mary put into
researching our family in a village outside of Krakow!
We received a narrative of community members, with parish history. I liked the explanations, too, like why infant mortality rates were high, and how surnames evolved. Documents were attached and fully translated, all for reasonable cost. When we asked for help in a distant community, she successfully obtained the documents not relying solely on traditional databases.
Finally, our family tree was expertly layed-out."
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We strive to provide our clients with the highest standards of customer service and professional research.
Our greatest reward is the satisfaction of people whom we helped to determine who they are
and who their ancestors were.
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