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.

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.

 


Sharon (Genealogy Tour)

June 2019

Lucjan was great!  Without him we would not have had the great experience on this trip that we did in finding records in town halls and parishes.  His translation service made it possible for us to have a wonderful visit with some relatives who do not speak any English. He was patient, kind and exactly what we needed.

I can’t say enough about PolishOrigins Tours and Kasia. She followed through on contacts I gave her and set up meetings with relatives. I think we were very well informed and felt complete confidence that our trip was well organized and that help was a phone call away if needed.


Peter (Genealogy Tour)

June 2019

Mateusz went beyond my expectations of the service that would be provided to me per the tour schedule. He met me the day before the tour began for 3 hours to discuss the itinerary with a short tour of Poznan as well; provided me with a copy of the drone video and mobile video he had taken when he was able to ( photos that I could never have taken by myself); and finish time was never a factor with some nights being late.

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Roman (Genealogy Tour)

May 2019

Zbigniew was a perfect match for our needs. He was able to navigate the bureaucracies of city, state and churches effectively. A wealth of knowledge on genealogy, Polish history and an effective translator in Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.

I was surprised in what was discovered, I was able to help and found more than was expected. fascinating watching Zbigniew work.

The preparation was excellent. You answered my initial questions in such depth and detail, I knew you were a good choice. adjusted proposal to our needs.

Very rewarding, informative, well prepared, well executed. I can’t imagine doing this without a service like yours.


Randy and Darlene (Genealogy Tour)

April 2019

Agnieszka was a wonderful guide. She was very well informed about the areas we were touring and had made it a priority to find out about the German history of this area in Poland, locating some of the old cemeteries and churches which were likely attended by the ancestors. While our time there was limited, she managed to obtain a bit of new information for us, which confirmed some information that we had and supplied some new information to follow up on now that we are home.

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Lynn (Genealogy Tour)

April 2019

We were delighted with Zbigniew! He was extremely diligent, hard-working, thorough, and dedicated to helping us. I loved his gentle manner, which was perfect for getting access to records or helping us knock on strangers’ doors. And he kept track of everything with ease and delivered all the info to me after the trip in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him without a moment’s hesitation!

What we found out surpassed my expectations. We had so little to go on my grandmother’s mother’s side, that I did not think we would succeed, but we did! It will take me some time to assess everything, at which time I might have new goals, but for the moment, I am satisfied. And if I need more information, I now know where to search.


Denise (Genealogy Tour)

April 2019

Zenon went above and beyond what was expected on this trip. We always feel our research is up to date.  We come just to immerse ourselves in the day to day culture and review historical highlights. Zen manages to pull rabbits out of a magic hat ! He locates family we did not expect to find. He somehow finds a way for the priests to accommodate our questions and open up special doors for us (such as in Dabie Kujawski). On this trip we had another “coincidence.” Without planning, Zen found a local historian and author in Sliwice. That resulted in a 2 hour private interview. The encounter will benefit both the historian and our family research.


Caroll (Genealogy Tour)

March 2019

Daniel Paczkowski did a superb job obtaining family history information from the residents of Mamino, Kołacki, Sadykierz, Poland, and a possible relative in Warsaw. Upon arrival in the ancestral village of my great grandparents, he quickly went to work knocking on doors. Asking the homeowners if they knew of any families living there had the family surnames being researched. Daniel was very adept in coaxing the informants to call other relatives to get their family tree and a family chronicle that might have my ancestors name listed.

Visiting Poland has been on my bucket list for a while. I am pleased that I had the opportunity to visit Poland and the ancestral villages that my family listed on their naturalization papers, death record, or on passenger lists. Daniel and PolishOrigins allowed me to have a great experience on my genealogy tour.


Joseph (Genealogy Tour)

October 2018

This was our second trip to Poland with PolishOrigins. The dates of our tour were October 2– 18, 2018. Last year we went in August. We found it less crowded during October and the weather beautiful at this time of year.

Our trip to Poland was excellent due to the outstanding work of Aga Pawlus and especially Zbigniew Stettner.

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Beverly (Genealogy Tour)

October 2018

All 3 of our guides were awesome. Marek, Pawel and Zen. Each one was special.

I am excited about what I learned. It was not what I expected to find, but I’m so glad Zen helped us discover so much about my family. I only wish we had more time to dive deeper into the villages.

Every place we stayed met our expectations and my husband, Bruce, was pleasantly surprised at them all. I just loved each one for it’s own unique style.

Irek was our pick up and drop off and he was superb. He was  so helpful at the train station when we were leaving Warsaw. He even went to the platform with us to find our train and what track it was on. Our bus driver for the 10 days (George i called him) was great. Marek in Warsaw was an excellent driver. Zen was the fastest zoom zoom driver but we loved it because we are x-race car drivers.


Cathy (Genealogy Tour)

September 2018

Ula is a fantastic guide! She fulfilled my Hope’s and dreams!

Thank you for locating our grandmother’s birth record as well as her twin sister, and providing Russian translator.

We had a wonderful visit to Poland and I would like to return!


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