Monday, 29 February 2016

Glasgow Tour Almost SOLD OUT!

Remarkably the Glasgow Tour has almost SOLD OUT in just two weeks! There are only 2 spaces left!

The week of research will take place in Glasgow and will focus on research in the repositories there.

Tour fees include:

  • 9 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 9 full breakfasts 
  • The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • Three days of research at the Mitchell Library which houses the Glasgow Archives. They also have access to the same database that is available at the ScotlandsPeople Centre minus the Kirk Session records
  • One day of research at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
  • One day of research at the University of Glasgow Archives, which house all of the business archives for Scotland. They also house the NHS records for the Glasgow/Lanarkshire area and the records of the Friendly Assurance Society, an early insurance company.
Anyone interested in the Glasgow week might wish to register for the April 2/16 webinar presented by Dr Irene O'Brien, head archivist at the Glasgow Archives: https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/webinars/

To register for the Special Research Week in Glasgow:





*Airfare and transfer between hotel and airport not included* 

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Only 4 Spaces Left for Special Glasgow Research Tour!!

A special research trip in Glasgow has been added for 2017. The announcement about the tour was made two weeks ago and already there are only 4 spaces left!

The week of research will take place in Glasgow and will focus on research in the repositories there.

Tour fees include:

  • 9 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 9 full breakfasts 
  • The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • Three days of research at the Mitchell Library which houses the Glasgow Archives. They also have access to the same database that is available at the ScotlandsPeople Centre minus the Kirk Session records
  • One day of research at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
  • One day of research at the University of Glasgow Archives, which house all of the business archives for Scotland. They also house the NHS records for the Glasgow/Lanarkshire area and the records of the Friendly Assurance Society, an early insurance company.
Anyone interested in the Glasgow week might wish to register for the April 2/16 webinar presented by Dr Irene O'Brien, head archivist at the Glasgow Archives: https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/webinars/

To register for the Special Research Week in Glasgow:




*Airfare and transfer between hotel and airport not included* 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Spring Newsletter for Genealogy Tours of Scotland

The Spring 2016 newsletter for Genealogy Tour of Scotland now available at:  http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/


International Tourism Management

Graduate student  Jade Albert is currently studying International Tourism Management at Glasgow Caledonian University and is undertaking a dissertation project this year. Her dissertation is entitled "Measuring the satisfaction of genealogical tourists" which aims to look at what ancestral facilities Scotland has to offer, how we market these facilities to the tourist and how satisfied these tourists are. If you would like to participate in the study, the survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2Q2P7BS


It takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and would be completely anonymous. The survey results will be made public upon completion of the project.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

2017 Tour Dates Now Confirmed!

The Genealogy Research Tour in Edinburgh for 2017 will take place May 1 - 10, 2017.

The tour includes:
  • pre-tour preparation webinars
  • pre-tour preparation package
  • assistance to plan a visit to your ancestral part of Scotland
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • Overview of records in each facility
  • 5 full days of research
  • daily research fees
  • daily transportation to research facilities
  • time to travel to your ancestral home area
  • additional day to research locally
  • optional evening tours
  • evening at the Taste of Scotland dinner and show



**airfare and transfer between hotel and airport are not included**

Tours sell out quickly, usually 10-12 months in advance. 

To reserve your spot on the tour:

Monday, 15 February 2016

Special Glasgow Research Week Added for 2017

A special week has been added for 2017. This week will take place in Glasgow and will focus on research in the repositories there.

Tour fees include:

  • 9 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 9 full breakfasts 
  • The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • Three days of research at the Mitchell Library which houses the Glasgow Archives. They also have access to the same database that is available at the ScotlandsPeople Centre minus the Kirk Session records
  • One day of research at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
  • One day of research at the University of Glasgow Archives, which house all of the business archives for Scotland. They also house the NHS records for the Glasgow/Lanarkshire area and the records of the Friendly Assurance Society, an early insurance company.

  
Anyone interested in the Glasgow week might wish to register for the April 2/16 webinar presented by Dr Irene O'Brien, head archivist at the Glasgow Archives: https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/webinars/

To register for the Special Research Week in Glasgow:

*Airfare and transfer between hotel and airport not included*