Master of Arts, University Poznan, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University Poznan, 1947.
Assistant department sociology University Poznan, 1947, chief department ethnography, 1957—1979. Assistant professor University Lodz, Poland, 1954—1956. Professor department ethography Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, since 1980.
Editor-in-chief Complete Works of O. Kolberg, since 1961.
Member of United Farmers Party, Ethnological Society Slovakia, Ethnological Society Hungary, Polish Academy of Sciences.
Married Marcelina Kryla Burszta, February 3, 1940. Children: Halina, Malgorzata, Wojciech.