story of Milan Tyler-Pohontsch, president and founder of
About 30 years ago I
found a family record of my grandparents that was created in
Germany about the year 1935. It was a marriage certificate
with an incomplete four generation family tree. I was fascinated
from the first moment on, but I was a teenager and had other
priorities. It took me 10 years more before I started to
complete the missing parts of the family history.
I spent hundreds of
hours in different church parishes and other archives;
interviewing my living ancestors and hunting for old
pictures. This was more than just a hobby for me, it became
I worked as an
engineer in Germany and in my spare time I studied
genealogy. After gaining a lot of personal genealogical experience I
became responsible for a genealogical research center in
Bavaria / Germany. From that moment on I was dedicated to
the study and research of genealogy.
After moving to Salt
Lake City, Utah, I made my
passion into my profession. This was the birth of European
Roots Genealogy. Since then we were able to assist many
exited clients in their personal research.
necessary and a broad genealogical knowledge is a
prerequisite for successful tracing of ancestry. Therefore
I will be as up-to-date as possible with the latest
I also serve as
volunteers in different genealogical projects.