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.
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.
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.
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!
I’ve just finished going through all of the research reports and I have to tell you how impressed I am. There is so much information here! Until receiving these reports, my family history in Poland was a total mystery. Now my family tree on the Polish side is even more complete than the British side! These reports not only give me the names of my ancestors, but they paint a picture on how they lived. I was surprised to see how many people lived at the same house, and the infant mortality rate paints a picture of how difficult life must have been for them. My grandfather never spoke of his life in Poland, other than to say that life was difficult.
I didn’t set any goals because I didn’t know what to expect, BUT finding close to 40 birth, marriage or death records of my ancestors that dated back over 200 years was amazing. And then standing in the villages and churches where they stood and actually meeting descendants (my 2nd or 3rd cousins) of the brothers of two of my grandfathers was out of this world.
Now that we are home, and almost readjusted to the nine hour difference of Pacific Daylight Time, I wanted to drop you a note to tell you what a wonderful experience the Genealogy Tour and Prussian Poland Tour were for Marilyn and I. Although we only spent one day with Michał we found him to be extremely pleasant and accommodating. He was strategic in chatting up strangers in our designated ancestral villages asking about Nitecki and Wesolowski’s living and dead. Perhaps unsurprisingly, some were still in the area and we took a photo with a man in Klodawa with the Nitecki surname who is sure to be a distant cousin. We talked to the parish priests in Zbojno kolo Rypina and Novogrod who took time from starting their services for us. The priest in Novogrod, where my grandfather listed as his residence before coming to America, said my grandparents couldn’t have gotten married there because the church burnt down in 1900 and a new one was not built yet in 1902. (more…)
Thank you for your outstanding tour guide Tomasz Laskowski. Tomasz was able to determine in a very short time my interests, objectives and desires. He made it very personal in his descriptions at the churches what items would have existed during my ancestors time, etc. The museums he chose were very intimate and had excellent docent’s. Tomasz was able to change our tour schedule to accommodate for many personal meetings with priests, potential family members and museum director’s. (more…)
Our guide was very good, knowledgeable, personable, engaged with various people to get help for us, translated, gave good navigation help while one of us drove. We couldn’t have been happier with Ulla Modzelewska. We had a few serendipitous moments, such as when stopping at a church on a Sunday at 6 p.m., finding a choir practicing, and discovering one of the choir members had gone to school with our family member. This choir member then proceeded to guide us to two houses our family lived in in this village. We were thrilled. In two family churches, Ulla spoke to the priests who came into the church, told us a short history of the parish and church buildings and were most gracious to us. It was moments like this that made the tour very special to us all.
We had two guides Mateusz and Daniel, they both served us well as they concentrated on the primary purpose of touring the areas in which the families lived. They provided additional information on research as the information became available which had not been expected. Mateusz concentrated more on the touring geographic information while Daniel was more interactive in contacting local residents and in obtaining local information. Mateusz’s strength was finding the areas where the families lived and Daniel’s strength was contacting local residents and authorities.
The tour went very well and exceeded the expectations. Before the tour I thought we would have more difficulties in finding the respective villages. I believe that major reason for this success is the preliminary planning with PolishOrigins to establish the location of the villages.