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An emotional and nostalgic trip

An emotional and nostalgic trip

Diane came to Warsaw with a small group of American tourists. Despite the sightseeing, she also wanted to visit her ancestral homeland – the town of Szrensk and some nearby villages. Back then we hadn’t had a clue, that this trip would have become such an emotional experience.

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The heritage of Lemkos

The heritage of Lemkos

Our customers while visiting Krakow decided to do a leg-trip to their ancestral hometown. They contacted us just a few days prior to arrival. Despite such a short period of time we managed to provide quickly a complete genealogy research for them and with these information, we could start our short heritage trip…

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A long, but a pleasant day…

A long, but a pleasant day…

“We had a great experience with genealogytour.com. Tom our guide and researcher, found records going back 3 generations beyond what I had been able to locate myself. His preparation for our tour was thorough and relevant. I strongly encourage others to work with genealogytour.com.”

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Laura & Don – Ann Arbor

Laura & Don – Ann Arbor

“I had been wanting to travel to Poland to trace my ancestors for some time but I was not sure how to go about it. After I found Tomasz Szymkowiak it all became simple. I’ve traveled to Europe before, but never have I felt so at home in a country I’d never before been to.”

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PGSA Tour “Galician Circle”

PGSA Tour “Galician Circle”

In cooperation with the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) from Chicago, we organized a few tours. One of them was dedicated to a region of south-east Poland, called Galicia. We not only visted amazing places but also took part in genealogy workshops to find out more about their roots..

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Edward PGSA Galician

Edward PGSA Galician

“Genealogy Tour does a great job connecting to these learnings for me and I like connecting with the heritage of the Country. The museums in Poland are gems and the use of local tour guides makes these connections real. I can think of many favorite visits, the Underground in Krakow, the Pope JP2 early life.”

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Linda, PGSA ‘Prussian cirlce’

Linda, PGSA ‘Prussian cirlce’

“The Prussian Circle Tour with Adam and my fellow travelers were the perfect travel scenario, especially for my first visit to Poland and with my love of genealogy! The small group, personalization, the focus on family history and history of the area, as well as the cultural experiences made for a fabulous trip.”

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From the North to the South

From the North to the South

Laura contacted us with the idea of visiting Poland. We were more than happy to accompany her on this adventure. Since she wanted to visit the places where her once ancestors lived, we started by researching her family history. After finding all the information, we were able to prepare a tailor-made itinerary..

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Prussian & Silesian history lesson

Prussian & Silesian history lesson

The peace of the Prussian villages and the hustle 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 trip itinerary, so they could learn about Poland and their family as well.

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Peter’s visit in Western Ukraine

Peter’s visit in Western Ukraine

Peter arrived in Poland to explore his family history and to experience the sense of homecoming. His great grandfather lived Borysław, which is in the territory of Ukraine nowadays. So we went through the wilderness of the Ukrainian countryside and met his great great great grandparents!

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Vic and Karen – Alberta

Vic and Karen – Alberta

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.

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Polish Falcons of America

Polish Falcons of America

43 American tourists, 11 days spent in Poland and many beautiful memories. 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, assist with their genealogy research and make great memories.

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Evening tea with a cousin

Evening tea with a cousin

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. Meeting with Sharon’s relatives was definitely a memorable experience…

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Memorabe family trip to Ukraine

Memorabe family trip to Ukraine

Three siblings took their dad down a memory lane to Ukraine to see the places where 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 off…

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Family letters are valuable

Family letters are valuable

One of our clients, Kathy, decided to meet the living relatives she had learned about. During the advanced research, we found the living relatives having only old letters sent from Poland in 1920thies. We helped her organize the meeting in a town her ancestor left at the beginning of the 20th century: Kazimierz nad Wisłą

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From Baltic Sea to Slovakia

From Baltic Sea to Slovakia

When Ted asked us to find his ancestors and living relatives. The search took us all the way from Gdańsk to Slovakia. He managed to see beautiful places and meet his relatives. We did it despite a challenge: a Polish surname that has gone through many changes over the years in the USA

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We still have family here

We still have family here

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. Mike turned out to be such a genealogy enthusiast. 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.

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Unforgetable experience

Unforgetable experience

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. When she was freed she started a new life in Australia with her baby. Her son, decided to trace mother’s roots.

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Family tour to the baltic states

Family tour to the baltic states

It was our pleasure to meet the large Greenberg family at 3 different airports and accompany them around the most significant landmarks with special emphasis on the Jewish cultural heritage. Our tour included a visit to ancestors’ hometown. All that accomplished in 4 days!

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Jason follows his roots

Jason follows his roots

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!

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Emotional genealogy tour

Emotional genealogy tour

We started our journey from our origin place of our client’s ancestors. Then visited the local cemetery and attended a mass at local parish. Thanks to the interview of the priest about the parish, we could expand our client’s family tree and were able to visit family that still lived in the village…

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Holocoust survivor’s story

Holocoust survivor’s story

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 way back to their roots. A trip full of surprising discoveries and emotional moments.

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Discovering ancestral homeland

Discovering ancestral homeland

The region of Lesser Poland is a heart of Polish cultural heritage. The Żarkowskis’ ancestors had lived there for ages. Our client wanted to experience the “homecoming” along with a guided tour around the area. Based on the results of research we prepared the tour.

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March of the living

March of the living

Jon & Leora decided to explore the roots of their family. The primary goal of their visit was the participation in MOTL and they arrived 2 days before the event. Despite the very limited time frames, we were able to provide a fruitful research. Our clients experienced something more profound than a sightseeing tour.

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Spending time with cousins

Spending time with cousins

This was an intense tour around three largest cities of Poland: Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan. We picked up our clients from the airport and drove to visit numerous cites of cultural significance and see natural wonders of Poland. The key goal of our trip was to reunite our client with her family in Ruchenna.

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