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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Margaret (Genealogy Services)

September 2020

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.


Jerry (Genealogy Services)

September 2020

Everything was very well done. Communications were timely and helpful. The Research Report was very useful.

I hope I can use PolishOrigins Genealogy Service again in the future.


Debra (Genealogy Services)

August 2020

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!


Evan (Genealogy Services)

August 2020

Thank you so much for the report! It’s really amazing stuff. PolishOrigins has really helped to solve some old family mysteries. Please pass on my thanks to Kinga! She has done an amazing job with this research. I am really looking forward to coming once the pandemic is over, and I am excited to meet some relatives. If any of the relatives were interested in writing me an email, I am ok with you sharing my contact information with them. I don’t speak Polish, but there’s always google translate.

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.


Kenneth (Genealogy Tour)

October 2019

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.


Steve (Genealogy Tour and Prussian Poland Tour)

October 2019

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…)


Linda (Genealogy Tour)

September 2019

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…)


Christine (Genealogy Tour)

September 2019

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.


Arnold (Genealogy Tour)

September 2019

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.


Jane (Genealogy Tour)

September 2019

Kasia was our guide for the first part of our tour. She was very informative, enthusiastic, and made every effort to make sure we saw as much as we could each day. We would most definitely enjoy having Kasia as a guide again!

Lucjan helped me achieve my goals and some! The research he did prior to the trip was SO beneficial. On the tour he was phenomenal! With a few pictures and an address, he managed to find 5 living relatives. He was very persistent in searching in the churches and archives and did everything he could to help me find the information I needed.  Of course with ancestry “answers” come additional “questions.” I have many more and I plan to actively continue my research. The care he took in providing me with the research info, photographs, notes, and summary of my trip was deeply appreciated. I will definitely be contacting Lucjan for additional research help in the future. (more…)


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