To reclaim EU citizenship, you need documentation to prove your lineage and connection to your European ancestors. Our researchers take on complex cases to find the hidden information that others often miss to get you one step closer to an EU passport.
What is Ancestral Research?
Ancestral research involves searching international archives to find missing information about your ancestors. Some of the documents that our genealogists find are far from complete but they help us in our detective work to pinpoint the origins of displaced people, link to relatives and hint to where they went next.
To obtain EU citizenship, you require a lot of supporting documentation, particularly if your ancestral connection to Europe is further back in your family. Therefore, we provide ancestral research when you don’t have all the documentation you need to prove your right to EU citizenship.
How Can Our Team Help You?
During and after War World II many people in Europe immigrated or were removed from their homes without any paperwork. People ended up in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, amongst other nations. Through ancestral research, our genealogists can navigate complex archives to link missing information and uncover the story of your European ancestors during this time.
Finding records in Europe can be notoriously difficult because of the passage of time, lack of reliable information and shifts of geographical borders. When others give up, we keep searching until we find the information you need to bring you closer to European citizenship.
What is the Process Involved?
We ask you to fill out a family tree with all the information that you do have. Based on the information you provide to us, our researchers comb through the archives for further details. Our team may look for documents such as Residential Records, Army Records, Voters List, ID Documents, School and Work Records, Business and Land Ownership Records, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, etc.
Once the research is complete, you are sent a summary of the work conducted, the archival institutions contacted and the documents found. Dependent on the information found, we will provide an eligibility assessment and discuss potential pathways to EU citizenship for you.
Why Our Team?
Our international team of specialist researchers are passionate about archival research, history and finding the missing links in your family tree. They have a physical presence in countries across Europe, as well as the US, UK and Australia. This means that when information is proving tricky to find online, we can also explore the physical archives upon request. Our researchers are also multilingual and have the skillset to explore global and complex archives.
Polaron’s EU services are officially recognised by the National Archives of Australia as a genealogical institution. We are members of the Israel Genealogical Society and enjoy excellent working relationships with institutions such as the Institute of National Remembrance and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, as well as various Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian and German archives. We are also well-versed in the operations of other national archives, including Canada, US, New Zealand and South Africa.
If you’re interested in pursuing ancestral research with us, we will provide obligation-free advice about your individual situation and suggest the most appropriate action.
Contact our team of specialists today to start your journey towards European citizenship!