Guide recs Krakow to Przemysl

May 26th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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Guide recs Krakow to Przemysl

Want to take a day trip from Krakow to
Przemysl(on border with Ukraine) to get back to family roots. Any recs for English speaking drivers/tour guides. I know it will not be cheap but don't want to make any mistakes or have problems with this adventure.
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May 26th, 2012, 03:46 PM
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I can recommend Marta Chmielowska. I used her 2 days in Krakow and was very pleased. Her email is: [email protected]
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May 26th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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auntie;

For a day trip, you'll be biting of a large hunk of real estate. It's a straight shot from Krakow tto Przemysl, which I drove some years ago. Highway is in good condition, many good sized towns to go through, divided part of the way. However, you're looking at a round-trip drive of about over 300 miles (approx.500 kms). If you're looking to do some genealogical search in P, there won't be much time. Have you done any research on your roots thus far?

Most town halls in Europe can help you with familly records(with your guide as translator), but I would recommend getting in touch with either The Jewish Genealogical Society's "Shtetl Seeker" if Jewish, or FEEFHS if you are not.

http://www.jewishgen.org/communities/
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May 26th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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sorry..missed the web pages for FEEFHS:

http://www.feefhs.org/

Good luck....and a successful search. It is very rewarding to do so.
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May 27th, 2012, 06:32 AM
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auntie:

I rechecked mileage..more like under 270 total roundtrip, rather than as I originally said 300 miles. Not too much of a difference..but still a long day if inclding some serious resarch to uncover any of your history. My wife's mother's birth village just over today's Polish border in Domachevo, Belarus (2008) and previously her teen years in Miedzyrych (75 miles east of Warsaw in a 1993 visit) each took the better part of a day. Wishing you success.
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Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:08 PM
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We are thinking about a similar trip in Oct. and have just started planning. I, also, am trying to work on a family search. My father was born in Lozavaya, Ukraine. I would love to be in touch with you if possible.
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 12:06 PM
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virginia:

Please read my posts above regarding genealogical search. Perhaps I can help you...my roots are in the Ukraine and I visited in SSR days and most recently in 2008.

stu tower roz at aol dot com
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Jun 5th, 2012, 06:54 AM
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sorry Virginia...address is rozstu1 at aol dot com

By the way, Lozavaya (Lozova in Ukrainian) is a long way east from Polish border....deep inland Ukraine, 80 miles south of Kharkov. I estimate about 1,000 kms (600 miles) from Polish border. Train from L'viv to Kiev to Kharkov and another connection south to Lozova...or plane along same route, with changes. Coincidence, my grandma was born in Konotop, also "near" Kharkov, came to USA in 1899 at 19, carrying with her the family samovar (so many did). My son keeps it polished up and possesion among family members is rotated annually.

Your planning will not be so simple...start now. (You do not need a visa for Ukraine).
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