This year (2019) – in cooperation with the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) from Chicago, we organized a few tours to Poland. One of them was dedicated to a region of south-east Poland, called Galicia. Our clients not only visted the most amazing places but also took part in genealogy workshops and sessions in local archives to find out more about their roots..
Laura contacted us after spending some time on her family tree and pondering the idea of visiting Poland. We were more than happy to accompany her on this adventure and help her with her research. Since she wanted to visit the places where her once ancestors lived, we started by researching her family history. After finding all the infomration and some relatives she still has here, we were able to prepare a tailor-made itinerary..
The peace and quiet of the Prussian villages and the hustle of bustle of big cities – those were the attractions awaiting our clients who came to Poland to trace their ancestral past. We worked hard on their genealogy research and the itinerary of the trip, so they had the chance to learn something about contemporary Poland and dive into their family’s fast as well.
Peter arrived in Poland to explore his family history and to experience the sense of homecoming. His great grandfather lived and worked in Borysław which used to be one of the world capitals of crude oil extraction in the 1910s. Since Borysław is in the territory of Ukraine nowadays, we went through the wilderness of the Ukrainian countryside and met his great great great grandparents!
What a trip it was! Three countries and the most charming places across Poland, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Not only did Karen and Victor see the most important sights but also met their Polish and Ukrainian relatives and visited the places that were their ancestors’ home towns.
43 American tourists, 11 days spent in the most interesting places around Poland, many beautiful memories – this is one of our latest trips in a nutshell. When the Polish Falcons of America contacted us we knew that we would be more than happy to show them the country of their ancestors and assist with their genealogy research; what we did not know was how enjoyable the experience would be.
Sharon and her daughter started their genealogy tour in Warsaw. I met their at the airport and then we went off the beaten track, from the biggest city in Poland to its quiet countryside to a small village of Wólka, where Sharon’s ancestors came from.
Three siblings took their dad down a memory lane to Ukraine to see the places their ancestors used to live. And we were more than happy to accompany them on this journey. After conducting a research for them we identified places the family came from and off we went…
One of our clients, Kathy, decided to meet the living relatives she had learned about. During the advanced genealogy research, we found the living relatives having only old letters sent from Poland in 1920thies. We helped her organize the meeting in a picturesque town her ancestor left at the beginning of the 20th century: Kazimierz nad Wisłą
When Ted asked us to find his ancestors and living relatives little did he know that the search would take him all the way from Gdańsk in the north of Poland to the south and finally to Slovakia. He managed to see beautiful places all over the country and meet relatives he had planned to find. We did it despite a challenge: a Polish surname that has gone through many changes over the years in the USA
Normally we have a lot of work conducting research but from time to time we meet a client that has a very hands-on approach and really involved in the whole investigation. Mike turned out to be such a genealogy enthusiast who impressed us with the knowledge of genealogy. He came with his wife, a son and a sister and they rolled up their sleeves to find out as much as they could about the family’s past.
The story of our client’s mother is remarkable. The lady was born in Poland, she was sent to Germany to Dora-Mittelbau labor camp where V2 rockets were produced in an underground mine and when she was freed she started a new life in Australia with her baby. This baby, now a husband and a father of three, decided to trace her roots and the journey she made.
It was our pleasure to meet the large Greenberg family at 3 different airports in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia and accompany them around the most significant landmarks with special emphasis on the Jewish cultural heritage and traditional cuisine. Our tour also included a visit to their ancestors’ hometown where the plaque honoring the Jewish community of the town was put on the wall of the former synagogue… all that accomplished in 4 days!
Following the research we have mapped an optimal route that covered all cites of cultural significance combined with places dear to our clients from Australia. Stormy weather, thorough paper check and queues that may take 12 hours of waiting? Not when you travel with us! We will find the soltution to avoid that !
Day 1 We started our journey from the very essential point for our client – origin pace of his ancestors. We visited the local cemetery and other places related to our Client’s genealogy. We also attended a mass at local parish and interviewed the priest about the...
Poland was a country with the largest Jewish population before WWII. Holocaust has brutally erased most of them forever… However, those who survived will never forget nor lose what was saved. Our Clients made a journey back to their roots, where members of their families had been living for centuries until the horrific war took it all. A trip full of surprising discoveries and emotional moments.
The region of Lesser Poland is a heart of Polish cultural heritage. The Żarkowskis’ ancestors had lived there for ages before migration and our client wanted to experience the “homecoming” along with a guided tour around most beautiful and significant pearls of the area. Based on the results of genealogy research we prepared the tour. Let’s begin the trip !
Jon & Leora decided to explore the roots of their family tradition and we assisted them on this mission. The primary goal of their visit was the participation in MOTL and they arrived 2 days before the event. This has put us into very limited time frames, however we were able to provide a fruitful preliminary reseaqrch, following which Jon & Leora experienced something more profound than a sightseeing tour.
This was an intense tour around three largest cities of Poland: Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan. We picked up our clients from the airport in Warsaw. On the way we visited numerous cites of cultural significance as well as natural wonders of Poland. In every place that was visited we explained them not an easy history of our country. The key goal of our trip was to reunite our client with her family in Ruchenna.