Our story

Over 15 years ago Tom and Adam, took part in an internship program and visited Harrisburg, PA. where they spent 4 months. Being recognized as Poles, almost every day they’ve heard: ‘are you Polish? Great! My grandma was from Poland. How do I find out more about her family?, ‘I’d like to visit Poland one day, ‘Do you know what my surname means?’, etc. Genealogy was already Adam’s passion while Tom already had some good background in tourism.. Shortly, after coming back to Poland they combined these two interests together and started GENEALOGY TOUR – a company that has successfully been providing the highest quality genealogical services for over 15 years. 

Since then, our business grew and is now divided into two departments: heritage tours and genealogy research.

Our research team in Wroclaw works hard on providing various genealogy related services. We travel around the country and abroad, visit archives in Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania and even Belarus. We spend long hours browsing various documents, visiting cemeteries, talking to local inhabitants of your ancestral villages, etc. All that to keep our clients satisfied with the results of our research.

A big part of our activity is organizing amazing heritage tours either for groups or for individuals. Our fluent English speaking tour leaders simply love their job and have a lot of experience in genealogy and that is what makes our tours so special.

Team

Adam Zalewski

is a Founder and Co-Owner of Genealogy Tour, researcher and tour guide for over 15 years. He is an expert on the genealogy of Roman Catholic, Evangelic and Greek Catholics families from Prussia, Pomerania, and Poland.

Tomasz Szymkowiak

is a co-founder of Genealogy Tour. He has been conducting genealogy research for about 15 years tracing the lineages and history of Polish families, whose members have emigrated from Poland and Ukraine. 

Marta Maćkowiak

is an expert on Jewish genealogy with 5 years of experience. She worked in the Genealogy Department of Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, has taken part in many international genealogy conferences.

Daria Ławniczak

has joined our team over a year ago but it feels like she has been with us for years. She dropped her movie-producing career as the family stories she works on are much more interesting than most Hollywood productions.