Stories

In-depth reviews from our clients. Read their experiences, see photos, & get personal insight into what Dorosh offers

Last pictures with our family

Closing the Loop. Our Return to Ancestral Homeland

Heritage Tour

It is a real honor to post this travelogue on my website. It was written by the clients who have become my friends. Thank you and I miss you much! Our return to our ancestral homeland,... Read More

Leah story photo

Leah’s heritage tour in Western Ukraine

Genealogy Research, Heritage Tour

She remembers the stories Baba would tell of her life and those stories stayed with Leah long after her Baba passed away. “My Baba told me about leaving Western Ukraine with my Mom in 1929... Read More

Testimonials

We’re proud of the work we do and want to share what our clients think of us. Read testimonals from past clients and travellers.

From: BR | Date: 2020

"I´m very thankful for having Olia leading the search for the documents of my Ukranian family. She just find out everything, and even more than I ever imagine, explaining every little piece of history. I highly reccomend her work and all the researchers."

- BEATRIZ BILIK

From: US | Date: 2020

"We met Andriy Dorosh in 2013 through a trip advisor review on a Ukraine forum. What a wonderful find that was! When we visited Lviv that fall , he arranged a guide to escort us to Bavoriv looking for my husbands maternal grandfather’s family. Without any prior research or knowledge..."

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- Ann Moskalyk

We met Andriy Dorosh in 2013 through a trip advisor review on a Ukraine forum. What a wonderful find that was! When we visited Lviv that fall , he arranged a guide to escort us to Bavoriv looking for my husbands maternal grandfather’s family. Without any prior research or knowledge we amazingly managed to find family nearby in Grabovets. Andriy had impressed us with his friendliness , professionalism and enthusiasm . Since then I have followed him on FB in hopes of returning to Ukraine and touring with him. This summer when Andriy posted about doing virtual tours due to the pandemic, I had the idea to look for my husbands maternal grandmother as a surprise 70th birthday gift. Andriy’s professional researcher, Olga , did an amazing job researching 270 people from 80 families to potentially locate living relatives. Andriy and his team visited Grabovets and Bavoriv filming the surrounding landscape and ancestral villages. With the use of an old map that Olga had researched, they located the ancestral plot of the family. Then miraculously, they even located 6 living relatives there and interviewed some of them. One cousin cried “she had been waiting for her family to find her”. Andriy presented us with the most beautiful and emotional video of his visit there. Now we have even made contact with some of the family through Facebook and video chat! Truly amazing experience all thanks to the interest and perseverance of Andriy and his team at Dorosh Heritage tours. We will be forever grateful and now Andriy is a part of our family story. We will definitely plan to return in 2022 to travel and visit our family with Andriy. We so highly recommend he and his team for one of the most memorable experiences in our lives. If you have potentially lost family in Ukraine, look for them it is so worth it!

- Ann Moskalyk

From: CA | Date: {field:when_was_your_experience_1585762911308}

"This research is a project I personally have been wanting to have done for many years but didn’t know where to begin. When my cousin recommended Dorosh Heritage Tours, I jumped on it. I can’t say enough about the professionalism and quality of the genealogical research done by this company...."

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- Christina Perry

This research is a project I personally have been wanting to have done for many years but didn’t know where to begin. When my cousin recommended Dorosh Heritage Tours, I jumped on it. I can’t say enough about the professionalism and quality of the genealogical research done by this company. My first contact with the owner and the staff was a very positive experience. Both provided immediate feedback when requested and there was constant communication. The research report was very detailed and the timeline for completion was as expected. This has been an eye-opening experience for myself and my family. Thank you so much Olia and Andriy. I highly recommend your services!

- Christina Perry

From: US | Date: 2020

"I have had the most professional and exciting experience with Dorosh Tours. I wanted to research my maternal line in Ukraine. I didn't have much information to go on and thought it would be very difficult and maybe impossible to learn about this side of my family. Dorosh /Olia really..."

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- Wendy Norris

I have had the most professional and exciting experience with Dorosh Tours. I wanted to research my maternal line in Ukraine. I didn't have much information to go on and thought it would be very difficult and maybe impossible to learn about this side of my family. Dorosh /Olia really left no stone unturned and I was so happy with my research reports they provided. I now have names,dates and places to fill in all previous empty blanks in my family tree. I found the whole experience wonderful, even the price. I highly recommend their services. Wendy

- Wendy Norris

From: GB | Date: 2020

"I have been trying to research my grandfathers side of the family for many years with very little progress. This is until I contacted Andriy and his team, within the space of weeks I found out more than I found in many years of searching. I can’t thank them enough..."

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- Jordan Ihnatyszcz

I have been trying to research my grandfathers side of the family for many years with very little progress. This is until I contacted Andriy and his team, within the space of weeks I found out more than I found in many years of searching. I can’t thank them enough for the wonder research they’ve carried out, it’s been a smooth and enjoyable process from the outset and can’t wait to continue my journey with Dorosh heritage tours.

- Jordan Ihnatyszcz

From: US | Date: 2020

"I’m so happy I worked with Dorosh (specifically Andriy and Olia) to find out more about my Ukrainian roots and relatives. Andriy located my family and put together a gorgeous presentation that showed me the birthplace of my father, the burial location of my ancestors, and the family parish where..."

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- Ana María Szolodko

I’m so happy I worked with Dorosh (specifically Andriy and Olia) to find out more about my Ukrainian roots and relatives. Andriy located my family and put together a gorgeous presentation that showed me the birthplace of my father, the burial location of my ancestors, and the family parish where generations of my ancestors were baptized. From start to finish, whether it was working on my family history/genealogy or working to locate my remaining family in Volyn, Dorosh was the best. I would recommend their work to ANYONE! Will be working with them next year on my trip to Ukraine!

- Ana María Szolodko

Galleries

A collection of images from our various tours to give you an idea of what to expect on your unique journey with Dorosh

Medvedivtsi Local Research

Genealogy Research

Finding lost relatives, locating an ancestral plot and the burials of the ancestors or just creating a Virtual Tour to show what the village is like are the main goals we set to achieve by doing local research in the villages. I would like to take you Medvedivtsi village in present day...

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Kniazhe Heritage Tour 2012

Heritage Tour

One of the most memorable tours and family reunions in my life. More to come. One of the most memorable tours and family reunions in my life. It took place in May 2012 and was later followed by several other visits with the same family, to the same village. More...

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