What’s inside you isn’t just your DNA, but also the life experiences passed to you by your ancestors – which were often played out all over the world. Visiting the places your ancestors knew is life-changing, and preparation for a successful heritage tour is key.
START WITH GOALS
RECORDS – Do Your Homework
PLACES – Walking in Their Footsteps
|Legacy Tree Genealogists has helped many clients prepare to visit their ancestors’ old stomping grounds. Sometimes, a client’s quiet street has been replaced by a shopping mall, and sometimes, not much has changed at all. Sr. Researcher, Paul Woodbury, had a remarkable experience himself where not much had changed at all – “Through working with a local parish priest, I was able to visit my ancestor’s village in France. I found that some of the homes in the village were still owned by family members centuries later, and others had been abandoned for decades. One of the homes was decorated with engravings made by my fifth great-grandfather in the early 1800s, which detailed the creator’s genealogy back five generations!”|
STORIES – Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
|The New Lanark woolen mills in Scotland|