Introduction to PolishOrigins
The cause of our existence is to make the journey of uncovering your roots in old Poland fruitful, smooth, and eventful experience.
We organize Tours to your grandparents’ old country, its big cities and tiny villages.
We do Polish Genealogy Research, the simple and the more complex projects.
We reunite with living relatives you might that you may not even know existed.
The community gathered around our Forum helps with your specific questions.
We meet with you and discuss your research plans and problems on Genealogy Consultations.
We give you tools and teach about Polish genealogy in our Academy.
As some of you may be well aware, genealogy research is often an extensive and time-consuming endeavor. Many of you have been doing this for years and you know there is still more to discover. You have been trying to move forward but you came across a barrier like a foreign language or you hit some other “brick wall” which stuck you for long. Or you might be just starting. You are aware that your forefathers emigrated from somewhere in central Europe but know very little about your ancestry and wondering where to begin. Based on more than a decade of individual and team experience of performing thousands of genealogy projects we are here to assist in your family discovery journey. We can give you a head start or we can try to help you in overcoming the obstacles you have encountered. Read more…
Update: June 20, 2022
No more COVID tests required when you are coming back to the US from the abroad. Source: US Embassy in Poland: https://pl.usembassy.gov/health-alert-u-s-embassy-warsaw-june-14-2022/
See also the article about our impressions after first tour in 2022: https://polishorigins.com/blog/first-genealogy-tours-in-2022/
Update: March 29, 2022.
From March 28, 2022, after more than 2 years, all the covid restrictions for people traveling from outside of the European Union (Schengen zone) to Poland have been lifted by the Polish government. No proof of covid vaccination, no tests, no quarantine is required to enter Poland.
Many of you, even if vaccinated, were afraid of all the travel formalities and the risk of being kept in quarantine in case of positive covid tests upon arrival. Now you don’t have to worry about it.
The official statement of the Polish government is published here: https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/przyjazd-do-polski-spoza-strefy-schengen (translation by google translate: https://www-gov-pl.translate.goog/web/koronawirus/przyjazd-do-polski-spoza-strefy-schengen?_x_tr_sl=pl&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp).
Although there are fewer than before 2020 tour guides available to travel with you we still have the capacity and available dates for genealogy and history tours in 2022.
You can read more about our custom Polish Genealogy Tours here
I am overjoyed! Thank you very much for the research report and all the additional information you forwarded to me yesterday.
I am so grateful for the work you and your team have put into this project!
It’s been a pleasure working with you and I would have no hesitation recommending PolishOrigins.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am thrilled to learn my great grandparents’ names. And I am thrilled to learn about additional siblings. So, as it happens, the more answers I get, the more questions I have. Still, I am thrilled with what you have been able to uncover thus far. Thank you.
I am very impressed with PolishOrigins – more so than the bigger named genealogical services! Quick response; fast turn-around; detailed, on the ground, thorough research. My case is particularly challenging as most records were destroyed. PolishOrigins has given me family names and records that I thought were lost to time forever. Now I want more! I highly recommend their services!
PolishOrigins was wonderful to deal with and were able to find my grandfather’s birth record in Blizne, which opened the door to our search for living relatives. After which, PolishOrigins’ researcher journeyed to Blizne and found my living relatives. He took photos of their homes, which matched our photos taken some 60 years ago! He even included in his report a relative’s email address and we have developed communication including exchanging photos of our families. We can’t thank PolishOrigins enough for your excellent service. Aleksander Zawilski has been wonderful in answering all of my questions and giving us helpful information! Keep up the great work and God bless you for rendering your valuable services!