Thursday, 27 October 2016

Just TWO Spaces Left for Highland Research and History Tour!

There are just 2 spaces left for the Highlands Research and History Tour in April 2017. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the history that your Highland ancestors were confronted with and to gain a deeper understanding of what led them to leave their homeland.


This tour allows for four full days of research (Inverness, Fort William and Skye) as well as touring the area in Sutherland where the most brutal of the Clearances took place, the Culloden Battlefield (and taking in the memorial service) and visiting Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his Standard. The tour ends in Glasgow where we will attend the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies. Many of the Family History Societies will be in the marketplace, giving you easy access to their expertise and their resources. 

Ahead of the tour, you will get pre-tour preparation including webinars and regular emails to keep you on track for your time in Scotland.

If you have Highland ancestors, consider joining us for this unique opportunity to research in the area where your ancestors lived. But don't wait too long or you might miss out. 
http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/highland-research----history-tour.html

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Glasgow Tour SOLD OUT Once Again!

The last minute opening didn't last long! The space is once again filled. 

However, there are still spaces available in both the Highland Research and History Tour 
http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/highland-research----history-tour.html

and the Edinburgh Tour
http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/edinburgh-tour.html

Would love to have you join me in your ancestral homeland!


Space Has Opened Up for the Glasgow Research Tour!

TOUR DATES ARE APRIL 21-29. FEES ARE $2450 cdn AND INCLUDE:


  • ·        8 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 8 full breakfasts
  • ·        The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • ·        Guided tour of the Glasgow Necropolis
  • ·        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.


ONLY ONE SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Don't miss out:


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Genealogy Tours of Scotland Fall Newsletter

The Fall edition of the Genealogy Tours of Scotland newsletter is now available on the home page of the website. You can access the newsletter by clicking on the blue button in the middle of the home page.

Enjoy!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Join Me in Halifax

If you are in the Halifax area, plan to attend the Scottish Genealogy Symposium. Come and learn about researching your Scottish ancestors. 

Talks include:

In Search of Your Scottish Ancestors
Lesser Known Resources for Scottish Genealogy
Brick Wall Busters for Scottish Genealogy
They Came From Scotland - Historic Events That Led to Mass Emigration

Lunch is included!

There will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw and publication sales. 

To register: http://novascotiaancestors.ca/


Saturday, 1 October 2016

It's Easy to Love Edinburgh

When we are on the research tours, we stay in the Old Town. It is steeped in history and that makes it easy for us to visualize the times that our ancestors lived in. It doesn't take long for us to become familiar with our "neighbourhood" or to feel a sense of comfort one only gets from being "home". 

The buildings are old 




The cemeteries are older



The history is beyond our imagination




Yet there is a vibrancy that is unparalleled anywhere else. You just never know what you are going to come across as you walk through the town.