PolishOrigins

Testimonials

These testimonials have been written and shared with us by our Tours’ and Genealogy Services’ clients. We have collected them in this place after more than a decade of providing genealogical, historical, cultural tours and genealogy services. There are a few more of them on our Google, Facebook  or TripAdvisor profiles.

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Claudia (Genealogy Services)

October 2021

PolishOrigins has become the ideal resource for researching and learning about my four Polish grandparents! Until I found you, I could not expand my research attempts because I only spoke English. I liked that your website is very detailed and has excellent multiple reviews. Kasia, my research manager, is phenominal! She replied quickly to my initial inquiry and every email I’ve sent her with my questions. She is so fluent in English, kept me informed of the status of my Research Reports, and offered resources that are helping me understand Polish life and the complexity of the Polish language. My grandparents lived in different locations within Poland, so I had three different genealogists preparing my Research Reports – Daniel researched my Paternal Grandfather, Kinga did both of my Maternal Grandparents, and Ola completed my Paternal Grandmother’s. I was very impressed with how they highlighted the purpose of the research, what sources they used, gave me an overview of the results they found, included additional comments they found in the records, and let me know if they ran into any challenges. So far, I have analyzed two of the Research Reports: Not only did they help me confirm names, hometowns, and birthdates, but they also found records of parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, and two new generations in each of the reports! Some of the records even had the occupations of some of our ancestors. I was very excited to have a link to actually see a picture of the records they found! Your team truly has a passion to help us learn and understand our Polish Heritage. Thank you so much!! I highly recommend you to everyone searching for their ancestral family in Poland.


Linda (Genealogy Services)

June 2021

Aleksander from PolishOrigins always kept me up to date with progress of my research and was kind enough to let me know if there was to be a delay.

Once the research was gathered it was compiled in a simple to read format with additional references. The quality of the research was exceptional with links to original documents and interviews with relatives and neighbours who knew my grandfather.

Tracing a lost relative and their life and death in Poland was daunting from Australia but Aleksander made the task simple. I highly recommend the PolishOrigins team, they provide an exceptional service to families who are trying to connect with their Polish stories.

In our case our Polish story ended with the execution of my grandfather but his memory will be eternal in our family because of the research that PolishOrigins undertook. If you yearn to connect with a beloved relative trust PolishOrigins to help you, they helped my mother and I.


Steve (Genealogy Services)

February 2021

WOW! We knew literally nothing about my grandmother’s family other than her name, her parents’ names (only because I found their marriage record on a website to which you pointed me) and the names of two of her sisters. To have this much additional information in one report is incredible. I’m gobsmacked. House numbers?!? Cousins names? My grandmother had 2 other siblings? Now I know her grandparents’ names and more? It’s just incredible. And then the tantalizing possibility of learning even more and potentially finding living relatives? It’s so much more than I ever hoped for. I’ve sent the report to my dad and am eager to hear his thoughts. This is his mother and her family who he will be meeting, in a way, for the first time. And now that I know for certain that my family comes from Zalipie, I’m more interested than ever to see what I see frequently called in travel write-ups “Poland’s most beautiful village”.


Lawrence (Genealogy Services)

February 2021

Great assistance with my genealogy research. Feedback was communicated in a timely manner. Great resource for assisting in researching genealogy in Europe.


Elisabeth (Genealogy Services)

December 2020

Your services in genealogy are so helpful and appreciated by folks like myself who are unable to interpret Polish, Russian and other languages. I will be requesting more assistance in the near future. Thank You.


Tom (Genealogy Services)

December 2020

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!


Victor (Genealogy Services)

November 2020

I have been doing my own research for almost 30 years. I ran into a blank wall with my maternal roots, with only a few tantalizing clues. Ola filled in the missing pieces. It really points to treating family “legends” with caution.


Curt Marsolek (Genealogy Tour and Genealogy Services)

November 2020

Overall, I think you did an outstanding job. There is an old expression we use in the USA and that is: If the Queen is happy, there is peace in the kingdom. Believe me, there was peace in the kingdom and she was happy. (…) I have been to Canada, Mexico, Argentina, France and Italy and my trip to Poland has been the best, thanks to you and your staff. Hats off to all of you.

Magda was a real delight. Everything to her was “super.” She was a great interpreter and facilitator when visiting with a family of distant relatives in Byrnica. She also went out of her way to make us feel comfortable at all times. Mateusz was wonderful. He was like a walking history book. He new all of the sights to see and the history behind them. He was extremely knowledgeable in all areas.

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David (Genealogy Services)

September 2020

I was very satisfied with how things turned out. The reports were quite useful and helped me correct several errors that I had made in determining my Polish roots. The communication process was prompt and helpful. I am happy that I came across your genealogy service as it would have been impossible for me to have collected the information that you have provided me had I not been working with skilled researchers in Poland.


Barbara (Genealogy Services)

September 2020

I am overjoyed! Thank you very much for the research report and all 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.


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