Wondering what your ancestor's life was like? Looking to connect more deeply with your ancestors? It's time to plan your first heritage travel experience! Heritage travel has exploded in recent years. With the popularity of DNA testing and the discovery of one's ethnic origins, family history enthusiasts and travelers in general are seeking out the lands where their ancestors lived. But do you have to travel overseas to experience our heritage? No! Heritage travel can be experienced close to home, too. Explore your ethnic heritage by making a culinary dish one weekend. Explore your heritage through music and dance. Visit a local museum dedicated to the area where your ancestors lived or a specific group of people. When you are ready to take your travels overseas, find lots of resources to help! Start with Heritage Travel 101: How to Begin to Plan a Heritage Trip. Decide where you want to go and which ancestral homeland you want to visit. Will you take a private tour or do you prefer a group tour? Or....do you prefer creating your own tour? Cemeteries always seem to be on the genealogist's "to see" list when traveling. Create your own cemetery tour and make sure you are getting all of the clues and stories from that cemetery and the family plot. Visiting your ancestor's homeland - whether an hour down the road or across the ocean - add the travel plans to your research! Gain a new perspective on your ancestors and begin to connect on a deeper level to your family's past generations.
Discover expert tips for maximizing your genealogy research trip. Plan ahead: research repository hours, park wisely, and decide on meals in advance. Pack essentials like pencils, water, and a travel scarf. Know the rules on personal belongings and tools. For heritage trips, book local tours, connect with researchers, and savor local cuisine. Take comfortable shoes, plug adapters, and a personal alarm. Travel light, explore, and document your journey!
Virtual heritage travel is important to your genealogy research! Yes, you can travel right from your living room couch. Learn why you should include heritage travel in your genealogy research plan and how to do that (even when you cannot travel).
Discover your New York ancestors on the Summer Road Trip through FindMyPast’s U. S. record collections. Start finding your ancestors. We are off to stop #2 on our Summer Road Trip with FindMyPast through the U. S. record collections. If you missed our first stop in Cincinnati, head back to the first post in our series and learn about your Ohioan ancestors. On to New York….🗽 Our Second Stop: New York City Here we are in the Big Apple! Many of our ancestors came into America at New York including my husband’s ancestors. While some settled and stayed in New York, others migrated to the Rochester, New York area. My…