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.

You can also check our the complete offer of PolishOrigins’ tours, blogs written by our guests or photos from our tours to understand even better what we do and how people react to it.


Edward and Mary Baranski (Genealogy Tour and Galicia Tour)

October 2014

We wanted to learn and see as much as possible in the limited timeframe we had, and we felt that was successfully accomplished. Everything was very comfortable at all of the hotels. Service was good and staff very helpful.

Pawel was excellent. His passion for his country and knowledge that he shares gave us a whole different perspective of Poland. We very much enjoyed traveling with and learning from him.

The van was perfect. We were comfortable and had plenty of room, even when our baggage was loaded in.

This tour was above any expectation we could have had. We have come to love Poland and it’s people, not just because of finding family. Also because of the passion and attention to detail that all of you put into making this tour package so wonderful. We cannot praise you enough for all that you do to make the Galicia Tour such an enjoyable experience.

Lisa Covington Ryglewicz (Genealogy Tour, Galicia Tour and Kingdom of Poland Tour)

October 2014

The tour was wonderful! It was an experience I will cherish always. Your planning was brilliant; transpired from a gift of extraordinary intelligence..I applaud you Aga, Zenon and Pawel! (Pawel’s mother should be proud of him).

Fran Link (Genealogy Tour)

September 2014

Although I had been doing genealogy research on the internet, at seminars and conferences for several years my family tree was somewhat sparse.  I had visited all the churches, cemeteries and searched any civil records in New Jersey that were pertinent. Like most other folks who begin their ancestry search sadly after there is no opportunity to interview family members, I felt that perhaps I had as much information as I would ever find.


Mary (Genealogy Tour and Galicia Tour)

September 2014

Pawel did an excellent job. There were a few medical problems on the trip and he took care of it nicely. His knowledge of Polish history was very good. It was easy to get along with him.

I was very satisfied. I never thought I would meet family but I did. there is even family here in the states that I didn’t know about.

This was one of the best tours I took. Everyone got along on the bus which helped a lot. Both the the tour guide and the driver did an outstanding job.

Edith Curry (Genealogy Tour)

September 2014

Zenon was outstanding. He was knowledgeable about what we needed to do to find out about our family. He walked us through how to look up information in the Archives in Suwalki and even let us help! The pictures and information he got for us were outstanding. He was extremely patient and even found a few extra places for us to visit based on things we were interested in (i.e. a great Castle on the way to Vilnius). While I am sure the other guides from PolishOrigins are good, we were thrilled to be able to have Zenon!!!


Sharon Sapieha-Latimer and Tim Latimer (Genealogy Tour)

September 2014

Aga was wonderful in arranging the trip for us. I was so happy to see her the day we arrived because I not only had no luggage but my husband had to fly out of Canada on a different flight due to his passport needing a quick update prior to leaving. Aga was awesome. She responded to our e mails in a timely fashion. She informed us all the time on how our trip was being planned and considered everything. She was available throughout our trip for advise and in need of help. When I met her on my first day alone in Krakow she was incredible. She took me banking and shopping. She even handled an emergency call from our daughter in the middle of the night. She was amazing.


Ken and Mickey Linck (Genealogy Tour)

August 2014

Lucjan was wonderful! He is part of our family now. Lucjan made the experience very memorable by his knowledge, kindness and enthusiasm – his attention to detail and taking into consideration our short amount of time in Poland. I think we got all that we could out of the trip (due to time constraints) and were well satisfied with both Lucjan and Aga and their professionalism and friendliness. They made us feel at home.


Susanne Dudzik (Genealogy Tour)

July 2014

This was an absolutely an amazing trip. My expectation was that maybe we would get some clues as to possible family members in Poland, but never did I expect to find actual family in the space of an hour or so. I believe Aga’s research on finding the historian within the village is what made meeting our family meetings happen. Aga told us the village priest was not available but she didn’t stop there, she found the historian and the historian was very happy to help us.


Richard Borek (Genealogy Tour)

July 2014

I highly recommend Zen Znamirowski and his crew at PolishOrigins. Very competent.
He was with me in 2014 on my personal discovery. Connected me with family and made the trip very successful and rewarding.
From Polish Genealogy Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/50089808265/ which we recommend beside our Forum http://forum.polishorigins.com 🙂

Brian (Genealogy Tour)

June 2014

Zenon was the perfect guide and traveling companion. He made us feel very comfortable and his knowledge of the areas we visited was very good. He was very responsible (a very good driver too!) and he worked hard to ensure we enjoyed our tour to the fullest. My mother mentioned to me several times that he felt like another son to her – a very high compliment!

Transportation: So convenient! Zenon is a knowledgeable and safe driver. It was very nice to have our own personal driver, which allowed us to stop when and where we wanted. His car was comfortable and had enough room for all of our luggage.


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