I wholeheartedly recommend a genealogical tour and a family roots discovery with Daniel Paczkowski, and integrate it with a due historical tour, and Jews should hurry up in arranging such a tour, since time is a big factor
I highly recommend Daniel Paczkowski! Daniel's research was very thorough and extremely well documented. Daniel delivered more than I dared to hope for. He even sent copies of some family pictures that I didn’t know existed. It was wonderful research! I am extremely grateful and I would be delighted to work with Daniel again in the future.
An ethical and accomplished genealogist and researcher who provided clear translations of the records I was looking for. His fee was more than reasonable for what he did. Highly recommend him.
I cannot thank you enough for the research and results provided. What would have been impossible for me to find, as I didn't currently have the opportunity to travel to Poland from the United States, you provided and with thorough explanations. You traced my family back several generations in the same village, and for that I am thankful. I will definitely use Ancestral-tourism again for research, and would highly recommend to others.
Margaret Drauss Moryc
Daniel provided a well documented and thorough report for my ancestors near Białystok. I plan to work with him again to search for extended family in that region
Sarah Barrash Wilson
Daniel was so helpful and professional. I look forward to working with him more on my family's history.
My research project was cooperative between what I could do and Daniel's for what I couldn't do. I kept things specific and he always delivered on those specifics except where records simply didn't exist. Early on he gave me a feeling of trust regards his time and charges when he found that one piece was much easier than expected and hence let me know that I had a credit coming. He has my full recommendation for any reserach you need done.
Lori B. Laramore
Look no further! Daniel is the one you've been searching for. It all started with a quest to find someone who could do the research in the area where my great grandparents came from. I also needed a guide when our family made the pilgrimage to Poland. Daniel has been researching 2 1/2 years now for me and has found so many new generations that added to my family tree and has done such a fantastic job. I'm looking forward to meeting him in person finally next year. Our work is not done...
My case started complicated and continues to be complicated, but little by little, Daniel has brough tremendous expertise and detail orientation to the work, and revealed one small piece of meaningful information at a time. My successes would not have been possible without Daniel.
We highly recommend Daniel. He helped us uncover some fascinating family details we wouldn't have found without his help. He's diligent, patient and meticulous--and a very nice person!
When we started 3 years ago, I had nothing but a travel document. We knew nothing about our Polish history. Over 3 years Daniel has successfully helped research our family. We now have so much information and have even found missing relatives.
The research was fast, efficient and impressive in the great value of the information and in its detail.
Daniel was very professional, and he produced extensive and well documented results. His English language skills were good. I had many questions about his research results. He responded to all of my queries promptly and thoroughly. He is very knowledgeable, and his fees were quite reasonable.
I paid Daniel to do genealogical research for me in Poland, based on his web site and reviews. He found, and translated for me, more information than I expected, and presented me with a PDF report with lots of information.
Daniel is a very detailed researcher and has made my ancestral search a pleasure. His English is excellent and he is very responsive. I look forward to doing more research with him.
Román Isaac Kowenski
Daniel is a very reliable professional, personally Daniel was perfect for our search. I don't think there is a better professional.
I would highly recommend Daniel Paczkowski and Ancestral Tourism in Poland for genealogical research. The information found was extremely valuable, format easy to read, and I appreciate Daniel's experience and expertise.
Daniel's research is absolutely first-rate, and the genealogy tour was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. My fiancée and I learned a lot from Daniel, and most importantly, he was able to bring us to the places where my ancestors lived. The experience of standing in the places where my great-grandparents were born and lived their lives was transformative for me, and I never would have been able to do it without Daniel's help. I would recommend Daniel's services without any hesitation; he is an absolute pleasure to work with!
HIghly recommendation Daniel for your research in Poland! He is thorough, precise, very reasonably priced and extremely knowledgeable.
I cannot speak highly enough of Daniel’s very detailed research and work product. I would never have been able to do any of this without him. Now if he could only teach me the language…
Warmly recommend. Knowledgeable, good communicater, reliable & accurate time line estimation. Final research product lived up to all our expectations.
Although this was a long distance research, I would highly recommend Daniel and the company of ancestral-tourism.
We have already recommended Daniel to another person with ancestors from the same area. We would gladly recommend him to others.
Anita A. Davis
Daniel has the right tools for research in Poland and nearby areas in Eastern Europe. He is reliable and you can trust he will do the research he will suggest for your needs.
Excellent and thorough service. Quick response. Daniel is an experienced genealogist who cares about information and his customers. Highly recommend.
Excellent genealogist. Very helpful and the fees are a fair price.
Daniel carried out a wide investigation of my family's roots in Bialystok, Poland which was very detailed and provided information of earlier family members. I would highly recommend Daniel's services!
Mr. Paczkowski was very patient and professional during the entire process, which I appreciated. He has provided me documents I would never have been able to get otherwise. I highly recommend doing research with Mr. Paczkowski.
Would certainly recommend doing genealogy research with Daniel Paczkowski.
Highly recommended, very professional and helpful.
Daniel is an amazing researcher and found documents on my family’s history that I never would have thought possible.
Szybka, sprawna, profesjonalna obsługa. Mam zamiar nadal korzystać.
Daniel is extremely professional, prompt and was very helpful in advancing my research about my family. His document translations and explainations of certain obscure words was invaluable. Likewise his suggestions of further avenues of research was gratefully received.
Never used genealogy research before. Didn’t know what to expect from 1/2 a world away. I got more than I expected. I didn’t know that these records were so extensive and accurate during that time period.
I am very happy that I received documentation, as it is proof that the work was done, with translations. I would recommend Daniel to do my research, as it is important to trust the researcher that they did the work that you wanted them to, and I know that Daniel did. Also to give one background into the records, meaning if they are available or destroyed in the wars.
It felt a huge gamble enlisting Daniel’s help, not knowing him or much about Poland either but within days he justified my trust in him, turning up actual records for my father and his family. He feels a real find, someone is very knowledgeable, who cares and wants to help and who is very persistent following through all the different angles and most important for me – speaks the language and knows his way around the records system in Poland. All I can say is from my own experience, trust him and you won’t regret it.
We highly recommend Daniel. He is so easy to work with, extremely knowledgeable, and very thorough. He really helped us a lot … and very quickly. We’ll definitely do this again.
Daniel has a very logical and efficient method, from the initial preparation of gathering facts to his trip to my ancestral village. his report covered every step of his trip, driving all around the area to talk to possible relatives. With his help i have made valuable contacts. Kudos to Daniel and the kind Polish people who helped him in the area around Raczki !
Knowledgeable, thorough and quick! I am very happy with this service.
Daniel was great to work with. He was very quick with responding to any of my questions i had, and very helpful in pointing me in the right direction it terms of where to make additional research. He helped me find the birth record of my second great grandfather as well as find his half-siblings and some additional information on his parents. I highly recommend working with him, and I will definitely be working with him again in the future.
As a professional genealogist myself, I have high expectations for those I hire to help with research and Daniel certainly did not disappoint. He was very responsive and knowledgeable and writes detailed yet understandable reports. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Anne Marie Danko
Hiring Daniel for our ancestral research was the best decision of our trip. Daniel was able to conduct pre-trip research in the Catholic church archives for birth and death records of our ancestors and visit the villages ahead of our arrival to locate headstones and talk with villagers about our family. Upon our arrival, Daniel joined us for a full day in the villages that our ancestors were from and introduced us to remaining villagers who added even more stories about our family prior to their immigration to the states. A once in a lifetime experience; amazing.
Daniel Paczkowski is highly adept at quickly establishing a rapport with people and assessing options for which leads to follow, and these qualities led to learning so much more than I’d have imagined possible. Through his tenacity and some good luck in the form of stories told by a distant relative that he discovered simply by asking around a village for a few minutes, he found the answer to a years-old seemingly unanswerable question regarding my great-grandfather’s family, and more. He’s just as effective during archive searches—sifting quickly and accurately through large amounts of information on the fly. He’s flexible and creative in his approach, yields excellent results, and is a personable guide. I cannot recommend Daniel highly enough.
All was very positive. Speed, accuracy and manner of report returned to me.
Daniel was fast to respond to emails and conducted research very quickly. Working with him was a pleasure. I’m very grateful for the thorough and helpful research Daniel provided. He is helpful and skilled at genealogical research. I highly recommend working with him.
After years of research on my own, I was thrilled to meet Daniel. He was able to help solve a family mystery and discovered our lost villages. In addition, with his multi-language capabilities, we were able to identify previously unknown relatives and relationships. I couldn’t be happier with Ancestral Tourism in Poland and intend to use their services more in the future. I am especially pleased with their professionalism and great communication. Thank you!
Daniel Paczkowski provided great help in finding family records available only in the Podlaskie region in the ancestral church and in the archives. His report was excellent and his explanation of the process was clear; I would ask for help from him again in a heartbeat.
Very careful, very responsive genealogical research service. Highly recommended.
Kirill Chashchin, member, Association of Professional Genealogists
Thank you very much for your very detailed report. I needed to review a dozen of books of vital records, which are not indexed online and, in addition to that, public copies lack the usual inside alphabetical index inside the book. It turned out that the second copy of those books exist in the Archive of the Diocese of Bialystok, and they are indexed. Daniel went to this archive, which is open twice a week, and professionally found what was needed for me, so I can save on travel there. The communications were quick and professional. The resulting research is very careful, which is highly appreciated. I hope it is not the last time we are working together.
I think Daniel did a good job. He gave us a tour of Bialystock besides doing all the research The only thing is his car broke down and we were stranded along the side of the road until the tow truck came. Things happen out of one’s control and must be dealt with. My cousin was pretty upset over it. I did achieve my goals. I met my mom’s first cousin and a second cousin, who has a PHd in math. They were all very nice . The first cousin was telling us stories about the family, that I would not hear from any one else. She was there for all of it.
My name is Rita Cannert and I`m living in Sweden. Me and my relatives has always known that my grandmothers father was a railway-doctor, born around 1836 and working in Russia. We also knew he was from Lithuania, and that his mother was from Poland. His name was Alexander Kondratjewitsch Axiutitsch, spelled by my grandmother, who was born with that name, and my mother remembered that the name of his mother was Paulina Zinkowskaja, (which was a wrong name). We had searched for those names for years and years without any big results, knowing there could be some difficulties, because most of the documents we had, was spelled by Russian letters. So, by a coincident, we discovered another spelling of his name, used in Poland, Aksiutycz. Now we started to search for this spelling, and I could hardly believe what I saw, when discovering an old gravestone at Plonka Koscielna with the name Paulina Aksiutycz. A photo taken by Daniel Paczkowski. I sent Daniel a letter and asked if he had any possibility to help me to find out more about Paulina, and I couldn´t have found a person more helpful than Daniel. He took his time to go to the parish and look in the books of church. He had patience enough to answer and explain all my questions, and he translated plenty of dokuments, also went away searching for a person with the same name, looking for old papers and so on. He gave me and my relatives so much new information. But not even Daniel can find information that is not there, so now we are waiting to hear from Lithuanian Archive, and hoping to get more information from them, As soon as this happens, we plan to make a visit to Poland and Lithuania to follow our ancestors track. Thank you so much Daniel for all your help!.
Daniel was a very polite and knowledgeable genealogist. He did a thorough review prior to our visit to Poland so that he was prepared for the day we arranged to spend with him. He organised a visit with the local priest who was able to share many relevant records with us as we searched for family. We had several very applicable hits!! Daniel also determined there was an even smaller town 10 mins from where we were searching that the family had once lived. He confidently knocked on the door of a farm house and the man was able to direct us to another farm which had an original barn from our family farm. It was very exciting and emotional. Based on some of the information we discovered, we will hire Daniel to continue our search. In addition, he had in depth knowledge of the historical sites that we visited and was an excellent tour guide. We would highly recommend him for any genealogical searches or historical tours.
Daniel Paczkowski did a lot of genealogical preparation and added greatly to the information I already had. His job involved hours of driving from Warsaw into rural Poland and I had a great time learning about Poland from him. He worked hard to help me exceed even what I hoped for in the 3 days I had. He was excellent- well-prepared and very helpful. I was very comfortable meeting my family for the first time with Daniel as my guide and interpreter. Yes my very simple goals were exceeded. I hoped to find my grandmother’s village and church and to see a few graves. It was great to actually meet some family in the very limited time I had there. I was more than well- informed. Daniel worked with some very last-minute information I received from Facebook and email about relatives in Poland.
Daniel did a great job of facilitating a visit to sites of my family origin. He went above and beyond the call of duty and was perhaps the best guide I’ve ever encountered. He spent some time chatting with a resident in a very small village not far from Bialystok from which my family moved to another in 1840. In the village my ancestors lived from 1840 to about world war I, Daniel helped find the location of a house built in about 1870 by my great-great grandfather (likely destroyed by Germans). He also spent a couple of hours in the rain, cold, mud, finding the location of the cemetery in Trzcianne. This involved flagging down bicyclists and motorists. Daniel was fearless in buttonholing local residents to ask questions about locations. He also drove us to Bialoweieza forest and spent three hours hiking with me in the strict reserve, also in the rain and mud. He is highly educated (an engineer by training) and very knowledgeable about Polish history, particularly Jewish history. I highly recommend him.
My wife and I recently toured Poland. Our first town to visit was Bialystok, birthplace of my Grandparents. Daniel was our tour guide during our one day stay in Bialystok. We found him to be very knowledgeable about the area and the many historical sights. More importantly his delivery and approach to the tour was friendly and very accommodating to our schedule. He was flexible and picked up on our interests. Daniel also provided genealogy research on my grandparents. Daniel did find out information regarding my grandparents despite the very limited information I provided him. We are still in contact with Daniel to continue the search. It is our desire to return to Poland again and we would definitely hire Daniel again as a tour guide. I highly recommend Daniel
Daniel was our tour guide while we were in Bialystok, and one of the best we encountered on our tour of Poland. We only had a few hours there, and he made sure we had a good understanding of the character and history of the city while showing us the major sites. He also took us to the town hall so I could research geneological records for information on my paternal grandfather. This has helped me uncover facts about my grandfather that other family members did not know, and we are still in contact as I search records and fill in my family heritage. I plan to return to Poland, and Daniel will be our tour guide of choice.