ancestral tourism


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 […]


Step AWAY From Your Computer!

Having just returned from leading another very successful genealogy research tour in Scotland, I am in awe, once again of the experiences that my tour participants were able to enjoy in their ancestral homeland. Perhaps my favourite story belongs to Beth. Beth and her daughter asked my colleague, Ian Walker to assist them with learning more about their Glasgow ancestors. The […]


Gearing Up to Go Home

In just 2 short weeks, I will once again be returning home with a group of people who will be researching their Scottish roots onsite in Edinburgh. And in the meantime, I am gearing up to go home. I am making my lists and checking them twice. Of course, as a genealogist, my lists are a bit unique, but I am […]