We feel a great sense of pride and satisfaction when we look back at all the clients we’ve worked with. And we look forward to working with you next.

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...

- 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...

- 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: USA | Date: 2018

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 about her relations, and the town...

- 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 about her relations, and the town where she was born. I was excited to get the results. The report was very professional and clear, with supporting documentation. I would highly recommend Dorosh Heritage Tours services. Now I would like to plan a trip to the Ukraine to visit Grandmother Sophia’s town with the help of Dorosh Heritage Tours.

- Connie Waldherr

From: USA | Date: 2017

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 to make the border...

- 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 to make the border crossing as smooth and easy as possible. Andriy is a natural for this work: He has tremendous language and people skills, great historical and cultural knowledge, and clearly, great love for his country. I would never consider anyone but him the next time I visit Ukraine.

- Gene Mitchell

From: USA | Date: 2018

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 translated and supported...

- 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 translated and supported us all as we made the amazing cross-cultural connection. His sensitivity and understanding deepened the experience, and allowed us to engage warmly and effectively with our Ukrainian family. After the family visit, we visited L'viv, for beauty, culture and a deeper understanding of the history and challenges facing this beautiful country. If you go there, be sure to say yes to "pots of chocolate" :) Finally, Andriy tailored everything to our specific needs, and made the whole trip enjoyable. The hotels were wonderful - unique, beautiful and comfortable. He was easy and fun to talk with, and he always stopped for plenty of refreshment and 'bathroom breaks' when we traveled! We want to go back next year, and bring our son as well. [gallery ids="943,942,941,940,939"]  

- Deb Kukal

From: Canada | Date: 2019

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 information...

- 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 information about my grandfather and his family. Then, when I visited Lviv, they escorted me to my ancestral village and several surrounding villages. We talked with locals, including those in the town council office, visited homes and climbed through old cemeteries. All in all, a fantastic experience and one that I would highly recommend for anyone looking to know more about family in the Western Ukraine area!

- Lisa J

From: Canada | Date: 2018

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 is well...

- 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 is well worth it. We do recommend what they do.

- Hector & Grace (Wagil) Lefebvre

From: USA | Date: 2017

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 use and recommend his site...

- 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 use and recommend his site to others researching their Ukrainian heritage.

- Robin H

From: USA | Date: 2017

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 many...

- 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 many people in the area and gaining as much information as could be expected. At the conclusion he provided a report that made that village come to life for our family in the United States. He also tacked a difficult task of translating a number of old letters we found in an old set of files. In every task Andriy kept me very well informed every step of the way. Because of his work we have been able to put the pieces together regarding our Ukranian roots. I have more work to do and Andriy will continue to be the resource that I will depend on.

- John Mazunik

From: Canada | Date: 2017

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 and quick to respond....

- 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 and quick to respond. I look forward to continuing to work with them as I continue my search. I cannot say enough about how impressed I am with their services and can only say thank you very much for all your help !

- Sherri Tomiak

Date: 2017

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, they uncovered Jewish...

- 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, they uncovered Jewish voting records from 1937 and 1938 and found my grandfather's name and address. A piece of my family narrative has been restored. Thank you!

- Daniel Nowicki

From: USA | Date: 2017

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 knew even less. But after our tour...

- 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 knew even less. But after our tour with Andriy, my mom and the rest of our family have a much fuller understanding of our family tree, ancestral villages, and Ukrainian culture and history---a priceless experience. Andriy really worked wonders and put together an exceptional program of the Ukraine tour for us under a short turn-around and with very little family biographic information to work with. We saw two ancestral villages and several places our great grandparents would have frequented (churches, city halls, etc). Andriy also arranged for a first-rate local historian to tell us all about the towns, the immigration patterns, and even more details about our distant family. We were beyond pleased with our experience in Ukraine and have memories that we will cherish for years to come. Additionally, Andriy rounded out our tour with cultural and historical sights and activities that gave us a better flavor of what it means to be Ukrainian. We had a tour of one of the largest Russian Orthodox monasteries, saw the Carpathian Mountains, learned about the Hutsuls, and had a fantastic tour of Lviv—including top-tier seats to a ballet in the famous opera house. Most importantly, Andriy is a pleasure to work with! He is a consummate professional who fully understands his client base and their interests. We were impressed that he would often anticipated our needs or wants even before we did! In arranging the program of the tour, Andriy was easy to communicate with, eager to accommodate, and prompt with his replies, all traits that carried over during our trip. Andriy’s personable, outgoing, yet easy-going personality made him a pleasure to travel with and we were happy to get to know him. We highly recommend Dorosh Heritage Tours for anyone interested in arranging a heritage trip to Ukraine and would gladly arrange travel with him again either in Ukraine or neighboring countries Poland or Slovakia.

- Natalie Oldani

From: Australia | Date: 2017

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 very comfortable car,...

- 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 very comfortable car, but capturing and facilitating a once in a lifetime moment in Ukraine that would not have happened without you. You then went on and did more by following up on a thought, again brining unexpected surprise and delight. Always going above and beyond. Your professionalism and your tour were exceptional and I can not rate you high enough. Andriy thank you from the bottom of my heart for one of the most incridible days of my life. You are a rare and very special person.

- Monique Jarman

From: USA | Date: 2017

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 skills, extensive professional network, and passion for what...

- 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 skills, extensive professional network, and passion for what he does, Andriy helped us identify places our family lived using archival research, learn an incredible amount about the way they lived, and even meet and interview numerous people who may have known some of our relatives, and with whom we shared unforgettable moments. The whole trip was a unique experience for which my family is grateful, and we highly recommend Andriy’s services. – Laura, New Jersey

- Laura

From: USA | Date: 2017

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!!!

- Stephen Horoff

From: Canada | Date: 2017

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!

- Sheena Grindlay

From: Australia | Date: 2020

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 territory...

- 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 territory intimately; the one who honestly lays out the possibilities for research in archives (and on the ground where required), and who goes about doing exactly what he has promised. His fees are fair, and he is always reliable. His results for my clients have often been the 'make or break' in Polish citizenship/passport applications -- and he has also made so many people happy by reconnecting them to their ancestry, be it Jewish, Catholic, or another denomination. And he does it all from the heart, out of a passion for the rich history of his homeland. I don't know where I'd be without him!

- Krystyna Duszniak

From: USA | Date: 2016

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 grandparents and older family members. Andriy listens...

- 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 grandparents and older family members. Andriy listens well. Through emails and months of working together he provided me with extensive and detailed records on my family. He was thorough in his research of archives in Ternopil, Lviv and numerous villages. He pays attention to detail. Then I had an opportunity to travel with a friend and visit Ukraine. In preparation Andriy and I laid out what we could hope to accomplish. He did preliminary visits to my ancestral villages, Kozivka, Novosilka and Staryi Skalat. We were able to find the plots on which my grandfather’s and then my grandmother’s houses were where they were born. We were able to visit the cemetery and find the grave of my grandfather’s oldest brother. An unexpected discovery was meeting that oldest brother’s granddaughter, a second cousin to me. Before that I had no record or awareness of living family in Ukraine. Andriy took us to Village Councils and we found family records from Soviet days and were able to photograph them. Andriy knows Western Ukraine. He knows where to look in archives. His English is very good, both written and spoken. He is thoughtful and considerate and a safe driver. He is personable in his interactions. He chooses well, be it hotels, restaurants and visit sequence. He makes rational assumptions furthering research and results. I highly recommend Andriy Dorosh to anyone seeking to do research on their Ukrainian ancestry. David Hasiuk October 2016

- David Hasiuk

From: Canada | Date: 2016

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 visit with relatives. His...

- 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 visit with relatives. His impressive command of English, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish made communication with family, staff and officials easy and comfortable. Andriy set up itineraries that were not only specific to tracing my family roots but also gave me and my husband a beautiful tour of Western Ukraine. He selected wonderful accommodations and delightful restaurants. We ate well and learned much about the history and culture of the cities and regions we visited. Each day was full of adventure and surprises. Andriy is a careful driver and made sure that we were safe wherever we travelled. Before my second trip Andriy went into Poland to do genealogical research and he found my grandmother’s birthplace. She was born in 1888 during the Austro-Hungarian Regime and he traced her lineage back to the 1700s. He sent me a photo journey of the entire trip through the village, the church and the cemetery. He made inquiries and met with distant relatives who invited me to their home. When I arrived for my visit this summer I was welcomed as part of the family and showered with gifts. Andriy had charmed his way into their homes and hearts. Andriy is very polite and professional. He responds quickly to emails and makes detailed itineraries so that you know exactly what you are doing and where you are going. He is a fun person to travel with and plans activities that are tailored to your energy level and ability. Before contacting him I knew nothing of my grandparents whom I had met as a child but knew nothing of their history. It was a thrill for me to walk in the villages of their youth and learn stories of why they came to Canada and of those left behind. Thank you, Andriy. You helped me to fulfill a lifelong dream. Suzanne Day, Nova Scotia, Canada 18.10.2016

- Suzanne Day

From: Australia | Date: 2016

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 was punctual with his timing, and was...

- 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 was punctual with his timing, and was sensitive to our needs and requests. I recommend him strongly. Hayden Snow, Australia 18.10.2016

- Hayden Snow

From: Canada | Date: 2016

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 Ukrainian lines in my family tree! Glenn Tomlinson...

- Glenn Tomlinson

From: USA | Date: 2016

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 in...

- 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 in Krakow on day 3 of a 21 day trip and were with Andriy through southeastern Poland, eastern Slovakia and western Ukraine. Our trip was a double focus, I wanted to visit the village of my father (Hrymaliv), and, secondly, get to better know and understand the beautiful Carpathian area of Ukraine - we called it a "cultural emersion" trip. Andriy was excellent in clearly understanding exactly what we wanted to accomplish, putting together a sensible and very doable itinerary and schedule. He both guided and hired local people to really get us into the local's particular customs, history, architecture, food etc. His command of English was outstanding and a blessing since my wife speaks no Ukrainian. Thanks to Andriy's upfront research, we found my Dad's village, distant relatives (picture, Boris with 2 4th cousins) (!), my Dad's homestead, grandfather's and uncles' gravesites, and spoke with elderly ladies who sang in my uncle's church choir! I sat in the church pew that my father probably sat in 80 years ago! My Dad's grave in Pennsylvania will be blessed with a handful of soil from beloved Ukraine! From a mock wedding feast put on by the Hutzuls in the Carpathians, to the beautiful Austrian style architecture of Chernivtsi, through the history of the UPA in Ternopil and ending in beautiful Lviv this trip was a dream fulfilled! Thank you Andriy for being a real professional and making this special trip a lasting memory.  

- Boris Biloskirka

From: Canada | Date: 2016

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 intrigued by Andriy’s offering...

- Kathi Kozak

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 intrigued by Andriy’s offering of a “Virtual Tour” of my ancestral village and knew from our first contact that I would not be disappointed. I had my Baba’s birth document, marriage document, and a letter written to my mother dated back to 1972. It took one phone call from Andriy to locate family that I never knew I had! One week later, he took the five hour drive to my village to meet and interview them while making the tour. A few weeks later, as promised, Andriy emailed the tour and I was very pleased! The tour included the history of the village: the school, church, and cemetery. It showed the relatives he had found, and he even went to neighboring villages to follow further genealogical leads. I would highly recommend Andriy from West Ukraine Tours, for the virtual tour and/or genealogical research. From our very first contact he was timely, professional, and detailed in all correspondence and inquiries. Please contact me if you have any further questions regarding my experience with Andriy at [email protected]

- Kathi Kozak

From: Canada | Date: 2016

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 good suggestions and is always thinking of...

- Sheila Heinrich

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 good suggestions and is always thinking of his client’s comfort. He has a great knowledge of Ukraine and its people. A great sense of humour makes the time spent together very enjoyable. We highly recommend him and his services.

- Sheila Heinrich

From: Canada | Date: 2016

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 large...

- D’Arcy Hande

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 large or small. He even helped locate and arrange a day-long visit to our friend's long-lost Ukrainian family members. The reunion was a heart-warming and unforgettable experience for all of us. We also visited a number of remote Ukrainian villages where my ethnic-German family once lived. We talked to the local historians, had personalized tours, found abandoned cemeteries, etc., etc. It was a wonderful experience. The problems of negotiating the difference in language, customs and real-life logistics were all smoothed over by working with Andriy. He was completely at ease in explaining the best course to take in our decisions about shopping, arranging our days, driving the difficult secondary roads, and interacting with the ordinary people of Ukraine. He took meticulous care of the details and let us enjoy our time to the fullest extent. It is hard to imagine our being able to manage our trip without his help. Don't let the worries about the political difficulties in eastern Ukraine. the differences in language, customs and currency, or the logistical details of navigating the rural areas of the country deter you. Andriy has vast experience, an easy way with customers, service providers and the local citizens alike. His skills as a language interpreter made conversations with everyone from waiters in restaurants to the priests in the local churches all seem so natural and easy -- the difficulties just melted away. You can depend on Andriy to provide you with an absolutely seamless, problem-free visit to Ukraine. Do not hesitate to contact him and begin making your plans today. Your are welcome to contact me for a personal reference (phone 1-306-249-1392 or hande dot dk at gmail.com).

- D’Arcy Hande

From: Australia | Date: 2012

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 of...

- Marika Potter

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 of my family. Needless to say,my lost relatives thought he was pretty special,also. I found Andriy very professional and noticed that he clearly enjoyed working with people. I spent three days with Andriy and felt very comfortable in his company. I also found him to be an excellent driver/researcher/interpreter/excellent English language skills etc,etc. I highly recommend Andriy for any services you may need in Ukraine. I certainly found him to be 1st class!

- Marika Potter

From: USA | Date: 2012

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 my 75 year old dad...

- Karen McPartlan

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 my 75 year old dad to visit his newly found first cousin , great nephew & their families. It was a dream come true for my Dad to see where his mom & dad lived, to meet family, & for me and my husband to gain a deeper understanding of my heritage. It was a beautiful experience that would never have been possible without Andriy. Andriy is truly "the best" at what he does - links families together. He helped my dad achieve his wish. I can't thank Andrij enough for his kindness, hard work, professionalism and enthusiasm. The family in Uzhorod spoke highly of him & now consider him a friend. Andriy is in a class all by himself. [gallery ids="904,905,902"]

 

- Karen McPartlan

From: UK | Date: 2018

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 am thinking of...

- 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 am thinking of returning to Lviv in the near future. Thank you very much Oksana for an excellent day.

- Gilbert Bastyra

From: Canada | Date: 2018

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 pilgrimage. I expected it to be educational...

- 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 pilgrimage. I expected it to be educational and spiritually meaningful, but I did not expect it to be so much fun! I learned abundant information about Ukraine, past and present, from our fantastic tour guides. I especially appreciated the insights they shared into what it means to be Ukrainian in these modern times. I felt a new appreciation for the beautiful cultural traditions, as well as an abundant respect for the resilience of Ukrainians. I was surprised by the stark contrast between the vibrant, fashionable Lviv and the sense that I was going back in time in my maternal grandmother's tiny ancestral village. Especially as a woman, I wondered about the safety of going to Ukraine. I soon realized I had nothing to worry about. I felt comfortable walking alone, wearing a purse, and interacting with locals. I felt really welcome as a tourist. On a more superficial level, I was pleasantly surprised by how far my Canadian currency stretched in their economy. Where else can you get a half litre of beer for $2? At the risk of sounding even more shallow, I wanted to do a little bit of partying, not just learning and sightseeing. I was not disappointed! The bars, live music, and dancing were great. If you have the opportunity to go to Ukraine with Dorosh Heritage Tours, go for it! You won't regret this special experience! If you're like me, you'll also find yourself wanting to go back again, in the future, with your own children!

- Ava Muir

From: Canada | Date: 2018

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 cultural differences were never an...

- 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 cultural differences were never an issue as our tour guides Andriy and Oksana took care of all our needs, everything was seamless. They would accompany us to meet with our relatives as translators allowing us to chat away, a very exciting experience indeed! Along the way we would see interesting sites and learn about the country and its people.The hotels were centrally located and well appointed. Recommendations of restaurants and entertainment were abundant. The pace was perfect, enough time to relax and enjoy the holiday. A very moving experience, you could just picture the past, your family's daily life and years later I am standing in that same place. Thank you so much Andriy.

- Lisa Yeates

From: Canada | Date: 2019

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 given the current situation...

- 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 given the current situation however I am so glade that I did this tour. I felt completely safe the entire time and all the accommodations were excellent. This trip is about family, friends, history, and excellent food. If you get the chance don’t miss this experience!

- Zack Muir

From: Canada | Date: 2018

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.

- Mary Fedorchuk

From: Canada | Date: 2018

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 and Oksana went beyond the call of duty to make our...

- 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 and Oksana went beyond the call of duty to make our tour a memorable experience, that i will never forget. This would be an excellent way to reinforce the rich cultural contribution of Ukraine along an inter-generational basis.

- Bill MacLeod

From: Canada | Date: 2019

Andriy Dorosh and Dorosh Heritage Tours provided an unforgettable experience for us in Ukraine recently. He had genealogy reports prepared and researched the villages of our grandparents then took us there, provided translation and made our meetings memorable experiences. All aspects of the trip were well planned and organized including...

- Charlie and Natalka Nadasdi

Andriy Dorosh and Dorosh Heritage Tours provided an unforgettable experience for us in Ukraine recently. He had genealogy reports prepared and researched the villages of our grandparents then took us there, provided translation and made our meetings memorable experiences. All aspects of the trip were well planned and organized including tours, accommodations and recommendations of restaurants and shopping. Andriy demonstrates respect, courtesy, integrity, enthusiasm and a sincere desire to share accurate information of the culture, accomplishments and struggles of our Ukrainian families. Anyone considering a trip to Ukraine or researching their Ukrainian roots will not be disappointed if they contact Andriy Dorosh. We highly recommend Dorosh Heritage Tours. Thank you Andriy for all that you did to make this trip so enjoyable for us. You and your team, particularly Oksana, went far above our expectations!

- Charlie and Natalka Nadasdi

From: Canada | Date: 2018

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 Heritage Tours to everyone.

- John Zareski

From: Argentina | Date: 2019

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 really useful and nice to have. The research...

- 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 really useful and nice to have. The research was thorough and easy to follow; and they were really patient in all what had to do with burocracy procedures. We totally recomend olia and andrii and will definitely contact them again in the future! Thanks again! Mariana

- Mariana

From: Canada | Date: 2019

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 I am forever grateful - the services have been thorough,...

- 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 I am forever grateful - the services have been thorough, and reliable, personal and respectful. In 10 weeks, I will have photos to share and a story to tell - a success story..

- Rema (Kuziak) McKenzie

From: UK | Date: 2019

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 the...

- 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 the time promised. Both Olia and Andriy were very quick to answer my questions and they did patiently and professionally. I would recommend Andriy, Olia and the team to anyone looking to research ancestry in this fascinating part of the work, thanks Olia.

- Steve W

From: UK | Date: 2019

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!

- Nicole

From: USA | Date: 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 guides in each town were engaging & very...

- Leah Snider

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 guides in each town were engaging & very knowledgeable. A very successful trip, & problem free. I would recommend this team to others without hesitation.

- Leah Snider

From: USA | Date: 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 another small village in Ukraine in search...

- Paul S.

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 another small village in Ukraine in search of any relatives of my grandmother still there. Much to my great pleasure, they found just such a relative, provided me with a mailing address, and included a lovely collection of photographs and descriptions of the village and surrounding area. I have found dealing with Dorosh Heritage Tours to be pleasant, professional, prompt, honest, and fairly priced. I wish to recommend them to anyone needing genealogical assistance.

- Paul S.

From: UK | Date: 2019

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 have got a bit...

- 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 have got a bit more history about the family and the photos the researcher took of the village are very good.

- Derek

From: USA | Date: 2018

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 family lineage through a number of generations....

- 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 family lineage through a number of generations. The information they found for us is fascinating and meaningful. I am very impressed with their level of expertise and thoroughness and attention to detail. Plus they are very responsive and pleasant to work with.

- Julie Zawisza

From: USA | Date: 2019

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 the US with Polish surname records (there are multiple...

- 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 the US with Polish surname records (there are multiple villages with the same name). He then matched me up with a Polish researcher who confirmed this via local church records. Second, Olia and his researchers found the records for my great-grandfather in a small Ukrainian village based on US Naturalization records. They were also able to link these records to local maps so that we know the exact location of the homes. We are planning to visit both the Polish and Ukrainian villages with Andriy shortly and Skype the actual visits with my relatives back in the US so that they can participate.

- Mark Flaherty

From: Canada | Date: 2019

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 reviews are torrents of praise...

- 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 reviews are torrents of praise and superlatives - in my experience all richly deserved. I am astounded by the breadth of Andriy's talents; his tours are meticulously planned, yet he welcomes last-minute changes. Unfailingly punctual, yet he is always totally relaxed. Andriy is at the same time very professional yet charmingly warm and personable. He operates from the very highest ethics and principles. Very quickly he became an adopted member of our family and a valued friend. Andriy displays an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, culture, customs, cuisine and peoples of his beloved country. He employs a broad network of excellent local tour guides and genealogists; Julia and Victor in particular. I came with high expectations; all were hugely exceeded. Ukraine is a picturesque nation of faith-filled people, history, heartache and hope. It tugs on my heartstrings still. I have every intention of returning, most assuredly with Andriy as friend and guide, and I pray it will be soon! Thank you, Andriy, for an unforgettable and life-enhancing introduction to Ukraine! I miss you! For those of you reading this and contemplating such a trip, Dorosh Heritage Tours is most definitely the finest way to go! [gallery ids="877,876,875,874,873,872"]  

- Joe Cavin

From: Australia | Date: 2019

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 impressed with their professionalism, hard work,...

- 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 impressed with their professionalism, hard work, sincerity and kindness and feel they went above the call of duty. They kept us continually informed about the progress they were making and we felt very confident and satisfied with what they were able to achieve. Many photos, which speak a thousand words, and short video clips were taken and everything was explained to us to the best of their ability. We highly recommend them and feel confident that you will not be disappointed! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

- Anna Parasyn

From: Australia | Date: 2019

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 magnificent churches, the catacombs and...

- Maria Medynski and Odarka Bej

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 magnificent churches, the catacombs and parks. We ambled down some boulevards and ate delicious Ukrainian food like Mama used to make. Sometimes even pizza when we wanted a quick lunch! Watched the Independence Day march and mingled with the happy crowds in the Maidan. We travelled to Odessa, Vinnytsia, Kamyanets Podilskyi, Kolomyia with the big pysanka, Karpaty villages, Ivano Frankivsk and then, the beautiful city of Lviv. Everywhere the greenness of the country will surprise you. Saw an opera, visited a school, shopped at malls for modern fashions as well as in village markets where we found some Ukrainian crafts at bargain prices! The hotels were excellent and air-conditioned. All the comforts of home. The guides spoke English as well as Ukrainian! They were very informative and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We had a lot of laughs with them and the drivers were very helpful with our luggage. If I can I will go again. Thank you Dorosh Heritage Tours!! Photos are on Tripadvisor - search Dorosh Heritage Tours

- Maria Medynski and Odarka Bej

From: USA | Date: 2019

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 schedule but accommodations and transportation for the entire trip....

- 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 schedule but accommodations and transportation for the entire trip. Traveling abroad was a new experience for both of us and we had some apprehensions that were quickly put to rest when we met Andriy at the airport in Lviv. He has the type of personality that makes everyone who meets him feel comfortable. Andriy was not only our tour guide, translator, and wonderful driver, but he also took time to educate us on local Ukrainian traditions and the history of our ancestors. Our primary goal on this trip was to visit our Ancestral Village of Ozerna. This trip far exceeded our expectations. We met family and had a traditional home cooked Ukrainian meal with them and with the help from Andriy translating, we were able to get to know them. Andriy’s research team located a map of the village allowing us to walk the property my Aunt’s Mom, (my Grandmother) and her family lived on and reminisce about stories that they had told us about their time living there. We visited the railroad that they would have taken to board the ship on their journey to America. We went to both Churches in the village that they attended. We visited the cemetery, local businesses, village offices and a kindergarten school in the village. Andriy drove us to the district office in Zboriv and we were able to obtain confirmation of birth, marriage and death for some family members. Andriy went above and beyond to accommodate us on this trip of a lifetime. He was flexible and gave us as much time as allowed to visit our Ancestral Village and family and for that we are forever grateful. Thank you Andriy for an unforgettable trip and helping us to understand the hardships that our family went through in the past and the hardships facing them now and for helping us to resolve some of our family mysteries. Our only regret is that we did not schedule more time with our newfound family and to explore in our Ancestral Village. We will definitely contact Andriy for further research on our family in the near future and would not hesitate to travel with Dorosh Heritage Tours again. Andriy you have earned our friendship and if this site could give you more than 5 stars, we would give them to you.

- Debora A Yastremski

From: Australia | Date: 2019

Many thanks to Andriy Dorosh for organising the tour to my mother's village in Ukraine. My daughter and I were able to meet relations from my mother's side that we never knew existed until we came to her village. Andriy arranged the trip for us, drove us to the village,...

- Steven Jaksic

Many thanks to Andriy Dorosh for organising the tour to my mother's village in Ukraine. My daughter and I were able to meet relations from my mother's side that we never knew existed until we came to her village. Andriy arranged the trip for us, drove us to the village, did all of the translation and carried out some investigations into birth records of my mother's family. I cannot speak highly enough of Andriy, his knowledge, professionalism and warmth. Our trip was wonderful and Andriy made it a special and unforgettable experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Dorosh Heritage Tours and Andriy if you are considering travelling to Ukraine.

- Steven Jaksic

From: USA | Date: 2019

I am so happy with the interviews, videos, and photographs from my family's village! Words cannot express how impressed I am to have this important history for our family. Thank you!

- Virginia Berlando

From: USA | Date: 2019

Christmas has come early! I received one of the greatest gifts in the family research that Olia provided. I had been working on my genealogy for 3 years, but simply “hit a brick wall” with my father’s family. Within two months, I received a well-researched, professional report that answered many...

- Jane Opryszko Miller

Christmas has come early! I received one of the greatest gifts in the family research that Olia provided. I had been working on my genealogy for 3 years, but simply “hit a brick wall” with my father’s family. Within two months, I received a well-researched, professional report that answered many questions and provided some surprises. Even my two cousins from Ukraine could not provide me with the kind of detail I received from Olia. A summary was provided along with photos of the support documents, a family tree, and details about each person in my tree. When I started my family work, I only knew of my grandfather. Now, I know that there were 11 more siblings and 3 half siblings!!! My research has expanded from 1891 for my grandfather, to my 4th great grandfather mid-1700s! I could never have done this research alone. Dorosh Heritage Tours provided a trip of a lifetime to Ukraine 2 years ago to meet today’s generations, and now, the Dorosh research team with Olia Waldman, provided the precious family information on generations past. We will continue the search on my grandmother’s family.

- Jane Opryszko Miller

From: U.S. | Date: 2016

Dorosh Heritage Tours does more than just tours - they have researchers who will go to the archives and perform research, too! Dorosh Heritage Tours visited the ancestral villages of 3 of my great-grandparents previously, and did an amazing job researching, photographing and providing video so I could see where...

- Leslie Wasiluk

Dorosh Heritage Tours does more than just tours - they have researchers who will go to the archives and perform research, too! Dorosh Heritage Tours visited the ancestral villages of 3 of my great-grandparents previously, and did an amazing job researching, photographing and providing video so I could see where our family comes from. This time, I hired Dorosh Heritage Tours to perform additional research on one of these great-grandparents. In a short amount of time I received an amazing amount of information, images from the archives and a very detailed report to update my family tree. Prices are much more reasonable than other researches and very trustworthy! I will continue to learn more about my heritage and grow my tree (and hopefully visit Ukraine someday) with Dorosh Heritage Tours!

- Leslie Wasiluk

From: Israel | Date: 2019

Dorosh agency found documents for us where three other could not. more then that they went out of their way and duty when helped me vers Ukrainian archives when it was not their job at all ! my deep appreciation for a job well done with skill and professionalism !...

- Willie Licht

Dorosh agency found documents for us where three other could not. more then that they went out of their way and duty when helped me vers Ukrainian archives when it was not their job at all ! my deep appreciation for a job well done with skill and professionalism ! THANKS

- Willie Licht

From: U.S. | Date: 2019

Christmas has come early! I received one of the greatest gifts in the family research that Olia provided. I had been working on my genealogy for 3 years, but simply “hit a brick wall” with my father’s family. Within two months, I received a well-researched, professional report that answered many...

- Jane Opryszko Miller

Christmas has come early! I received one of the greatest gifts in the family research that Olia provided. I had been working on my genealogy for 3 years, but simply “hit a brick wall” with my father’s family. Within two months, I received a well-researched, professional report that answered many questions and provided some surprises. Even my two cousins from Ukraine could not provide me with the kind of detail I received from Olia. A summary was provided along with photos of the support documents, a family tree, and details about each person in my tree. When I started my family work, I only knew of my grandfather. Now, I know that there were 11 more siblings and 3 half siblings!!! My research has expanded from 1891 for my grandfather, to my 4th great grandfather mid-1700s! I could never have done this research alone. Dorosh Heritage Tours provided a trip of a lifetime to Ukraine 2 years ago to meet today’s generations, and now, the Dorosh research team with Olia Waldman, provided the precious family information on generations past. We will continue the search on my grandmother’s family.

- Jane Opryszko Miller

 

I was so impressed by the information found about my father and his Ukrainian family. Dorosh heritage tours have a group of researchers who are friendly and efficient. They also think outside the box when researching for information. Consequently missing pieces of the puzzle have been filled. I recommend this...

- M Clayton

I was so impressed by the information found about my father and his Ukrainian family. Dorosh heritage tours have a group of researchers who are friendly and efficient. They also think outside the box when researching for information. Consequently missing pieces of the puzzle have been filled. I recommend this company highly - good value for money, reliable and clear. Information was supported by documents.

- M Clayton