ancestral tourism


Planning An Ancestral Trip 1   Recently updated !

Planning an Ancestral Trip When you are planning a genealogy research trip to your ancestral homeland, the key is being prepared ahead of time. I know firsthand that people who work and plan ahead are far more successful in their genealogy journeys in their ancestral homeland than those who think they are already prepared. Here’s what you need to know […]


Oh. The Places You’ll Go! – Recap – What are Y’all Saying?

GeneaChat: Oh. The Places You’ll Go! – Recap-What are Y’all Saying? The month of July has been all about sharing where we have gone to research our ancestors and where we are planning to go. Do you have a genealogy trip bucket list? There is nothing like visiting the towns, counties and countries our family lived in. Visiting sites in […]


Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Genealogy Research Trips

GeneaChat: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Genealogy Research Trips Summer in the northern hemisphere means many of us are planning research trips. We have created our lists of things to see and do, and research plans have been made to keep us focused as we visit cemeteries, archives, libraries, and museums. Where are you going? The next county, state, across […]


Chit Chat Live: Tips and Tricks of Heritage Travel

This week, host Valerie Eichler Lair and the panel of Chit Chat Live discuss their favorite tips and tricks to heritage travel. Each panelist gives at least one great tip that you can use when planning your next trip. Links discussed in this episode: The Heritage Tourist Heritage Travel for Genealogists (FB Group) Scottish Genealogy Tips -N- Tricks On The […]


Highland Research and History Genealogy Tour 4

As most of you know, I organize genealogy research trips to Scotland. We spend 10 days in Edinburgh, researching at the ScotlandsPeople Centre, the National Archives and the National Library of Scotland. For next April, I added a tour that will be exclusively researching in the archives in Glasgow. We will be at the Mitchell Library, which also houses the […]


It Pays to Plan – Genealogy Vacations: A Place for Everything

(Part 3 in our 5-part series sharing tips for a genealogy research vacation – please add your own tips or suggestions in the comments section – we can all learn from each other.) Put together your vacation notebook. I find that a simple 3-hole punch folder with pockets for brochures, maps and odd size paper works a treat. While some […]