Zenon “Zen”, CEO and Founder of PolishOrigins, sometimes still one of our genealogy guides.
Magdalena, Tour Manager
Anna, Tour Manager
Aga, Tour Manager
Aleksander, Tour Manager
Just after 3 months since Aleksander (aka Olek) joined our team we felt as if he had been with us for at least 3 years! He describes himself modestly as “just a random dude” but no one is random here :). Olek is a history nerd, so he is over the moon exploring all meanders of our past. He is a native from Łódź, where for years he has been digging through the local archives.
Now he is using his passion for history and a research experience to create the Genealogy Tours for you.
Zbigniew, Chief Genealogy Guide
Be careful, Zbigniew’s eyes light up when the old, old books are opened! He readily admits, the first family tree in his life was drawn shortly after he learned to write. Zbyszek has a degree in psychology, and we believe that this helps him to work well with people, especially to break the barriers in parish and state archives. Our guests practice Polish pronunciation with his name or sometimes they give up and call him Mr. Z.
Lucjan, Galicia Genealogy Guide
Paweł, Chief Tourist Guide
Katarzyna, Multilingual Tourist Guide
Kasia is a volcano of energy, her broad smile, sense of humor and her passion for Polish culture makes her the perfect travel companion. She guides groups and individual tourists in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Mateusz, Genealogy and Tourist Guide for Prussian Poland
Mateusz is our genealogy guide and licensed tourist guide from Poznań, Greater Poland. He has university degree in Tourism and gives lectures on tourism and teaches how to guide. However, when leading groups he’s anything but formal 🙂 . Mateusz can dress up as XVII-th C. polish noble and entertain tourists with plenty of great stories. Will help to understand the history of Poland, Prussia and circumstances in which earlier generations were migrating from the Old Country.
Daniel is a genealogist and licensed tourist guide from Białystok. He is a member of Polish Tourist Guides Society (PTTK), co-founder and member of Jamiński Zespół Indeksacyjny – a group of people indexing metrical books from parishes laying in north-eastern part of Poland. He is publishing texts about genealogical research and interesting sites in north-eastern Poland in polish language at “od czasu do czasu” blog.
Kinga is the licensed guide for Tarnów and its area. She loves introducing people to southern Poland with its rich history, living traditions, and breathtaking monuments. Kinga works also in Tarnów’s regional museum and has several years’ practical experience in genealogy research. Her positive attitude, energy, and broad smile help to open many doors and to break the ice.
This is our core team. For specific projects’ purposes, we are collaborating on regular basis with more than a dozen carefully selected, most knowledgeable and personable genealogists and tourist guides spread throughout Poland, Lithuania, and Ukraine. We are constantly looking for passionate people who feel and understand our mission and are willing to join the journey. Passion, integrity, self-discipline, drive to learn and being a team player are the core competencies we are looking for. We all work remotely from our own places in which we are at a given time. It can be Poland, Europe or any other place. If you think and feel that this would be a good place for you and you could contribute to realizing our mission, contact us at [email protected]