Paul Schmidt

Paul A. Schmidt, BA (History) has been hooked on family history for the last 40 years. His research specialties include Germany, France, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Denmark, and other areas where German was historically spoken. He was the lead researcher for another contest winner Ed Kolenda, whose project culminated in Ed finding long lost relatives in Poland. Read more at

Branching Out: Genealogy Success, Indirectly

Posted by Paul Schmidt on June 4, 2014 in Contest, Research

Our latest Branch Out winner, Cheryle Warnberg, already had a fantastic online family tree, but she wanted our team at ProGenealogists to find out more about the Kloskowski and Czayka families, including exactly where in Eastern Europe they originated. Start With What You Know Cheryle knew the names of her maternal grandparents, even though both Read More