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Tracing a relative from Poland

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Aisha Report 7 Feb 2019 21:29

Hello, I am new to tracing family members but am trying to trace my grandfather who came to England from Poland around the time of WW2. I have very limited information, only his name and approximate year of birth and he lived in Bradford. We would like to find out about his/our family in Poland and what they may have experienced with the war. Is there anyone who has been involved in a similar search who may be able to advise me on how to go about doing this?

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 7 Feb 2019 21:41

Well his fathers name should be on the marriage cert and his age which will gave an approx birth year


ArgyllGran Report 8 Feb 2019 09:59

List of websites here:

Try searching for your grandfather (and his father once you have his name from the marriage cert) on Family Search (free), and Ancestry or FindMyPast - both subscription sites, but any of the helpers here will be only too glad to have a look for you if you don't have a sub yourself.

If you like to give us what information you have, we'll see what we can find.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Feb 2019 10:32

ArgyllGran, Aisha has several threads relating to her Polish grandfather.
This is probably the most relevant one if you’d like to help.

The other one is


ArgyllGran Report 8 Feb 2019 10:35

Oh dear!

Thanks for letting me know, Det.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Feb 2019 11:38

No problem. In fairness, Aisha has been very specific in her request on each thread. :-)


Aisha Report 10 Feb 2019 14:35

Thank you everybody for showing an interest, my apologies if I have put too many posts on, I just joined and was confused by the different noticeboards :-)