Due to the overwhelming popularity of the genealogy research tours, a second tour has been added for 2017.
This year's participants had an amazing genealogy journey. Finding court records detailing the lives of their ancestors. Reading Kirk Session records admonishing the sinful living of their ancestors. Seeing maps with the names of their ancestors on the buildings, plans of the places they worked. Finding articles in the newspapers telling about achievements or accidental deaths. Reading the removal lists of the estates from which their ancestors were cleared.
I can tell you first hand that your Scottish ancestors are waiting for you to find them in the Scottish records, but in order to do that, you NEED to step AWAY from the computer. In addition to the information you will find in the archives or libraries, being in the places where your ancestors lived, walking the same streets, worshiping in the churches they worshiped in, were baptized in or were married in, and visiting their graves will give you a sense of connection to them and to your ancestral homeland that will be deeper than you can ever imagine. You will feel more rooted, more Scottish, more whole.
Take the plunge. Travel to YOUR ancestral homeland. Find your ancestors. Discover your Scottish roots.