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Tadeusz Pilat

Tadeusz Pilat
Job Title
Professional Genealogist

Tadeusz was born in Silesia, Poland (previously Schlesien, Germany). He currently resides in eastern Poland and Germany. He pursued Library Studies at the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland, focusing on the history of books and old documents. He specialized in "Supralibros", which are Private Collections of the 16th to 18th centuries. In 1999, he was granted the degree of Master of Library and Information Science.

In 2003, Tadeusz became an Accredited Genealogist specializing in Polish research, including all partitions of the former Commonwealth of Poland. This accreditation was awarded by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen). Because of his study of Information Science, Tadeusz is very interested in creating electronic databases. Tadeusz was involved in a project of early (pre-1830) Mennonite property records in Polish archival repositories. He enjoys traveling to foreign countries such as USA, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia, England, Russia, Mongolia, and Libya (North Africa) where he lived for a while. In addition to being fluent in Polish, German, and English, he can read Latin, Russian Cyrillic and old German scripts. Tadeusz has given lectures on genealogy in Warsaw and Opole, Poland, as well as San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, New Britain, Chicago, Michigan and Sacramento. He also was a lecturer of various online conferences. Tadeusz is a cofounder of the HISTORIAE Genealogical Company located in Poland [presently this website is only available in Polish].

For questions regarding research in Eastern Europe please do not hesitate to contact Tadeusz by e-mail; and he will be glad to assist you.