Kolberg’s first contact with the folklore of Podolia occurred in 1858 when he was preparing to publish his own collection of ‘Pieśni ludu z Podola rosyjskiego’ [Songs of the people from the Russian Podolia]. But his first visit in this region is dated from 1867. He was collecting material in so-called Galician Podolia, so on the territory between Seret and Zbrucz which at that time belonged to the Austrian partition. Ten years later he came back to Podolia to continue his research in the areas of the Austrian partition. He planned the third trip to this place in 1880, but it did not take place.