Kinga was our guide for our Polish tour and did an amazing job. She was persistent in trying to contact the priests to access the records and didn’t give up. She even reached out to locals with my ancestors’ names to try and find connections, putting us in touch with distant relatives that we will keep in touch with going forward. She helped us to understand some Polish history and customs, and answered all of our questions. We will be keeping in touch with her, and may even reconnect if we are able to visit Poland again soon! She was truly a delight!
Daniel was very helpful and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the areas we were going. We could tell he is very passionate about his work. He was very persistent in trying to find my ancestral connections to the area and in the end, it proved very successful. We had a great time with him and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.
For me, I feel my goals have been achieved. I was able to see my ancestral homelands in Lithuania, and even have a record of my great-great grandfather’s birth in Miroslavas parish. Visiting the church, and also the tiny village of Zizenai helped me to be able to feel how life would have been like for them. Meeting distant relatives was the icing on the cake, and a great experience!
I feel we were very well-informed. We had a set schedule and itinerary and Daniel helped explain what the best course of action would be for having success in finding records.