Alan Jakman

For the past 7 years, I have been a professional genealogist. Area: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania etc.
More Maiorum. Roots seekers

  • Family History Research
  • Writing /Publishing

  • Document Retrieval / Record Agent
  • Family History Research
  • Immigration / Naturalization
  • Military
  • Tutor / Coach

  • Family History Research

  • Author/Writer
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Publisher

  • Document Translation

Did your ancestors live in Poland? Do you want to discover your Polish roots? We will help you!

The passion for genealogical research was born several years ago. During my own research, I discovered nearly 2,000 relatives and several hundred ancestors. Several dozen of my relatives have emigrated to the United States in the XIX and XX century.

Alan Jakman – I have been interested in genealogy for almost 10 years. I am a graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the University of Economics in Katowice. I am a founding member of the Association of Polish Professional Genealogists, and also I am a member of the Polish Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. I am a lecturer in the only postgraduate studies in Poland "Genealogy: Theory and Practice" at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

The result of my own genealogical research is the discovery of nearly 3,000 relatives, over 400 ancestors and finding documents from the end of the 16th century. In order to share the acquired theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of family research, in February 2013 the first issue of the only genealogical magazine in Poland, „More Maiorum„, was published. From the very beginning, I have been managing the editorial office of „More Maiorum”, where genealogy enthusiasts, historians, regionalists and scientists publish their articles. More Maiorum was also mentioned in Polish press:  „Newsweek”,  „Rzeczpospolita”,  „Gość Niedzielny”,  „Angora”, „Gazeta Wyborcza”,  „”,  „”,  „Forbes” and  „Puls Biznesu”. I talked about genealogy In TV:  „Dzień Dobry TVN” and on  „TVP”.

I also work with other genealogists in Poland and abroad.

  • Poland
  • Ukraine
  • Lithuanian
  • Czechia

I was looking for my great-grandfather, but I hit a dead end. No one remembered his name, or rather there were several versions of it. No one remembered the date of his birth or even his death. That would have been the end of my search for ancestors if I hadn't come across the Root Seekers. If you find yourself in a similar situation – you don't know how and where to look for your ancestors or you simply don't have the time, don't hesitate to entrust this to Alan Jakman's Root Seekers. They can uncover astonishing information in even more astonishing places and documents that a "normal" person has no idea exist.

- Mariusz, Warsaw, PL

I never knew my grandfather's family. I knew they came from the Konin area, but nothing more. Since our surname is very rare, I wondered how many people have it and if everyone in Poland with this surname is related. It's an incredible feeling to learn about your family's past, to find out where they came from and what they did in life. I am very pleased with the results of the genealogical research.

- Anna, Frankfurt am Main, DE

I am exceptionally pleased! Excellent work! I believe that knowing one's roots and family history is an important legacy that creates identity and bonds the family together. Additionally, this is important scientific research.

- Adam Wudarczyk, Warsaw, PL

Alan Jakman from More Maiorum played a key role in finding and evaluating genealogical documents for my research project. He worked with records in German and Polish and accessed significant documents, such as birth and marriage certificates from the early 20th and late 19th centuries from former German territories, now Polish. Without the help of a Polish-speaking researcher, I would not have been able to locate and analyze these documents. Alan Jakman was able to sketch family trees and identify missing family members based on quite limited information. His detective work was essential for a better understanding of my family’s origins, identity, and position in society. Moreover, Alan Jakman worked under difficult conditions with limited access to archival materials during the pandemic and under significant time pressure. I am extremely grateful for his services.

- Dr Petra Rau, Norwich, UK

  • 20th Century
  • 19th Century
  • 18th Century
  • 17th Century

English, Polish, can read: old German, Latin and Russian

Association of Polish Professional Genealogists (Stowarzyszenie Polscy Profesjonalni Genealodzy)
Polish Genealogical Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Genealogiczne)

I am a lecturer in the only postgraduate studies in Poland "Genealogy: Theory and Practice" at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

Master's Degree