My name is Daniel Paczkowski. Like most of you reading this now, at one point in my life I felt I needed to discover as much as possible about the history of my family. First, I had conversations with my grandmothers. These were exciting and gave me a big portion of my genealogical information. Then, I started to learn how to retrieve data from different sources and build a genealogical tree. Step by step, genealogy became my passion.
This passion had an early beginning. I have been keen on traveling and discovering interesting places near my home city from the time when I was a child. As an adult, I decided to further pursue my interest, and I finished a course at a local tourist guides society to become a tourist guide.
It was natural to connect both my passions – touristic guidance and genealogy and create value added services for people interested in discovering their roots in Poland and visiting their ancestral places.
Last but not least: I am a co-founder and member of Stowarzyszenie Jamiński Zespół Indeksacyjny and a member of following associations:
- Polish Tourist Guides Society (PTTK) in Białystok,
- Association of Professional Genealogists,
- Polish Genealogical Society of America,
- Stowarzyszenie Muzeum Żydów Białegostoku.
I publish texts about genealogical research and interesting sites in north-eastern Poland in the Polish language at “od czasu do czasu” blog.