Dorosh Heritage Tours | Testimonials

Debora A Yastremski

My Aunt and I had the pleasure of traveling to Lviv, our Ancestral Village of Ozerna and Ternopil, Ukraine with Andriy Dorosh from Dorosh Heritage Tours in September 2019. Andriy meticulously planned our trip itinerary that included not only our tour sch...

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Maria and Odarka

Eight of us travelled in a comfortable, new minibus around Ukraine for 26 days from Kyiv to Lviv in August -September 2019. The sun shone and the sunflowers filled the fields. What a memorable holiday! In Kyiv we walked beside the Dnipro River, saw some ma...

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Anna Parasyn

From knowing very little about my father’s family, Andrij, Olia and the research team were excellent in filling in so many gaps that seemed unsolvable. They have opened the doors to many surprises that have left us overwhelmed. My husband and I were very i...

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Joe Cavin

I have just returned from my first visit to Ukraine, travelling with 4 cousins, one of whom has visited 6 times, always with Dorosh Heritage Tours. Now I know why! Andriy has 30 reviews on TripAdvisor, and ALL are 5 star reviews rated "Excellent". These...

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Mark Flaherty

Andriy and Olia have done incredible research relative to my paternal Ukrainian ancestors. First, Andriy was able to identify the most likely village in Poland for my great-grandmother based on matching the surnames of the 7 others traveling with her to th...

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Julie Zawisza

Andriy and Olia have given my family tremendous help with finding genealogy information about our family. They were able to locate important records with facts and dates of birth and marriages and towns or villages they had lived in and could trace our f...

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Derek

Dorosh heritage tours did a research in my dads old village of toporiv to see if there was any relatives.(he left in ww2) unfortunately there is no trace. They must have left Ukraine. Thank you andriy, Olia, and all the team for a professional service. I h...

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Paul S.

July 2019: Dorosh Heritage Tours has undertaken two genealogical searches for me, and I was very pleased. In the first they found the mailing address of a relative in a small village in rural Ukraine for me. In the second they sent a researcher to ano...

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Leah Snider

April 2019: Oksana, searched through records & translated finds for me in the months leading up to my trip to Ukraine. Orest, picked us up in Lviv and drove us safely to visit Brody, Kolomyya & Chernivitsi, towns my ancestors hailed from. The individual...

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Nicole

I am so pleased with the work Olia did regarding my family research. She was able to find records of ancestors I never knew I had, going back to the 19th century. I am delighted to be able to expand my family tree. Thank you so much Olia!

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Steve W

I was so pleased with the work that Olia did for me, in researching my fathers family and the back ground with so little details to initially go on. In the end Olia did two reports for me, both were highly detailed, clear and concise and arrived back in th...

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Rema (Kuziak) McKenzie

My journey with Dorosh Heritage Tours will continue in April with a visit to my great-grandfather’s village, meeting many ‘new’ relatives and experiencing the country of my ancestor. Dorosh Heritage Tours has and will administer the entire tour, for which...

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Mariana

Olia did an excelent work regarding the research of my family's polish roots! We were able to find out information we didn't know before! The received pictures from 1920s and from today, pictures of our relatives and many other information which was reall...

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John Zareski

My 5th trip to Western Ukraine with Andriy. The planning and research he puts into each trip is incredible. Three of my brothers joined me this time and we all had a fantastic time especially visiting the villages of our grandparents. I recommend Dorosh He...

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Charlie and Natalka Nadasdi

Andriy Dorosh and Dorosh Heritage Tours provided an unforgettable experience for us in Ukraine recently. He had geneology reports prepared, and researched the villages of our grandparents then took us there, provided translation and made our meetings memo...

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Bill MacLeod

A truly exceptional tour with outstanding highlights. Certainly, we saw Ukraine at its best, Dorosh Heritage Tours did a masterful job in planning a unique cultural experience for every participant. The guides were well informed and well prepared. Andriy a...

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Mary Fedorchuk

What a wonderful experience for me! We were able to visit my grandparents and father's village to make connections and understand the past. Andryi and Oksasa provided excellent support and I will cherish this experience forever.

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Zack Muir

5 stars! A heritage tour is a life experience like no other. You get to visit the old villages of your past family. The experience is breathtaking. Andriy and his team did an outstanding job. I highly recommend. I was very concerned about going to Ukraine...

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Lisa Yeates

Excellent! Bravo! 5 stars! We had a wonderful tour to connect with our ancestral roots.The research was done in advance and a plan was set in place. Andriy is an awesome host, full of energy and excited to share his knowledge with us. Language and cultur...

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Ava Muir

Uniquely cultural and fun! I will admit that this trip was entirely my mother's idea, but I could not be more happy that I participated. With both of my Ukrainian grandparents now passed away, this vacation was a sort of emotional and cultural pilgrima...

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Gilbert Bastyra

Spent a very interesting day with Oksana on a recent visit to Lviv. We toured the city and even saw where my family lived before the WW11 Oksana is a very good guide and a very knowledgeable genealogist. She is still researching my families history and I...

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Connie Waldherr

I was truly amazed and thrilled with the research conducted by Andriy Dorosh and his staff. I was hitting a brick wall researching ancestors of my Grandmother Sophia. I emailed Andriy in April 2018, and he was quick to respond and asked good questions ab...

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Gene Mitchell

Andriy helped us find our relatives in Ukraine and arranged for us to meet them for a wonderful day of talking, eating, drinking and touring their Ukrainian village. To begin the Ukrainian leg of our trip, he met us in Slovakia and took us through Poland t...

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Deb Kukal

What an amazing trip!! Andriy found our family, which we could never have done on our own, even if we had gone there to do the research. When he found them, he helped us with all the contacts, arranged where and how we would meet everyone, and translate...

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Lisa J

I am so glad that I reached out to Dorosh Heritage Tours, because Andriy and Oksana provided me with a terrific experience. First they were able to do research in the local archives that I was not able to do myself, which gave me quite a bit of additional...

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Hector & Grace (Wagil) Lefebvre

Andriy & Oksana and their team provided us with a lot of detail on our family in the Ukraine. It included birthdates, marriage dates and dates of death for many family members. It cleared up a lot of unknowns for us. The cost of the service they provided i...

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Robin H

I have used Andriy's firm for genealogy research to find family from the Belz and Zerebky Kolorivski areas of Western Ukraine. He and Oksana have helped me extend my mother's side of the family tree further back in history and lineage. I will continue to...

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John Mazunik

I contacted Andriy to perform some research to verify the village my grandparents came from. Once he competed that task I asked him to go and see if he could find any of my relatives. He and his team did an amazing job of detective work. He talked with...

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Sherri Tomiak

I was very fortunate to be referred to Dorosh Heritage Tours. I previously had research completed in Ukraine with no results. No this time ! I am very happy to say that Andriy and Oksana helped me locate my family in Illintse. They are very professional an...

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Daniel Nowicki

Andriy and Oksana helped connect my family to my past. I had been searching for years for documents from my grandfather, who lived in Lviv before World War II. No one was able to find a record of him. However, due to Andriy and Oksana's thorough research,...

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Natalie Oldani

Andriy helped provide my family the experience of a lifetime! My mom never really knew much about her family background aside from the fact they came from Western Ukraine and she was familiar with a few Ukrainian cultural traditions. My sister and I...

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Monique Jarman

I can not thank you Andriy enough for all that you did for me, and my family. You always did so much more than expected, from not just being the most incredible interpreter, an amazing tour guide full of history and knowledge, a brilliant driver with a ver...

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Laura

Andriy helped organize and lead an amazing Ukraine tour, a heritage trip for my parents and me as we searched for anything we could find on our ancestors, who left Eastern Europe over a century ago. Using his expertise, hard work, language/translation ski...

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Stephen Horoff

Andriy did a fantastic job researching my family! I was able to find out information I didn't know before! His research was thorough and easy to follow. I will definitely use him again in the future!!!

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Sheena Grindlay

We are very happy that we asked Andriy to dig a little more into our grandfather's family history. In addition to being thorough, he is prompt, clear and a pleasure to work with. Дякую Andriy!

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Krystyna Duszniak

I have worked with Andriy Dorosh for over 10 years now, meaning every time I have a client with roots in the Ukraine/ former parts of Poland/ Andriy does genealogy research for us. He is the only one I trust; the only one who knows the archives and the ter...

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David Hasiuk

Andriy Dorosh has made my Ukrainian heritage come alive. He has added flesh and life the skeleton of a family tree. Before him I had only records from searching in the United States, limited verbal history and fading memories of stories from my grandparent...

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Suzanne Day

I have made two wonderful trips in Ukraine with Andriy Dorosh as my guide. Through his extensive research and personal visits to villages prior to my arrival he was able to discover the birthplaces of each of my grandparents and pave the way for me to vis...

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Hayden Snow

For our father's birthday, we decided to create a book of his genealogy. Andriy was given the task of sourcing the information. He was thorough, resourceful, precise and professional. But mostly, he was a pleasure to work with - he reported frequently and...

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Glenn Tomlinson

I would highly recommend Andriy's services for anyone who is interested in doing genealogy in Western Ukraine. Andriy was informative, courteous, and clear in all his communications with me. I look forward to working with him again when I tackle some other...

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Boris Biloskirka

My wife and I are avid travelers and have had many tour guides all over the world. Our recent trip to Poland, Slovakia and Western Ukraine was, in our opinion, the BEST. What helped make it so special was Andriy Dorosh. We had arranged Andriy to pick us up...

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Kathi Kozak, Canada

I recently had the fortune of coming across Andriy and his services while doing genealogy research on the internet. Being fairly new to genealogy and living in a different country, it was very hard for me to find out more about my ancestors. I was very int...

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Sheila Heinrich, Canada

Andriy [Andrew] met us in Lviv after we had had a series of three flights. For the next five days he became our “host” in Ukraine as he looked after everything we needed. He arranged, commentated, facilitated, interpreted and guided us. Andrew has go...

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D'Arcy Hande, Canada

My daughter, a friend of hers, and I were extremely fortunate to have Andriy Dorosh as our personal tour guide on a recent visit to Ukraine (April 2016). He took time in advance of our trip to Skype with us and answer any questions we had, no matter how l...

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Marika Potter, Australia

I found Andriy Dorosh on-line. He was the answer to what I was looking for. Finding lost relatives and also driving me to the village they came from, on my recent visit to Ukraine from Australia. I now consider Andriy to be my friend and he feels like part...

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Karen McPartlan, USA

We just returned home visiting family in Uzhorod that Andriy was able to locate. I provided him with several old letters from the 1970s, pictures that were 30-40 years old & a very sketchy family tree. Andriy traveled to Uzhorod & located family. We took m...

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