Genealogy travel research

Finding your ancestor's hometown

Tracing your lineage back anywhere in Europe, the United Kingdom, or the American continent (or any country where records were kept in any language using the Roman alphabet).

What's included?

Eastern European cityscape | genealogy travel research
Starting at $1,200

My genealogy travel research process

Launch

I’ll create a dedicated Google Drive folder to share all of the project documents with you. I keep client records on file for 7 years, but I recommend that you make a copy of all of the project files for safekeeping.

Verify

I’ll gather all of the genealogical records that you have that are relevant to the research goals. I’ll check any prior research or family trees to ensure we’re starting with the most accurate information about your ancestors.

Locate

I’ll search a variety of records from the United States to confirm your ancestor’s family relationships, immigration year, and hometown in their country of origin. If I’m able to locate you ancestor’s hometown, I will find the modern-day town name and and GPS coordinates to help you plan your trip itinerary.

Connect

If desired, I can provide recommendations for local genealogy tour companies and guides that can help you search more records in the home country, help you plan your itinerary, connect you with living relatives, and be your guide and translator during your trip.

Currently researching family histories in

Germany, Italy, Great Britain (England and Scotland), Ireland, Austria-Hungary (Bohemia, Slovakia, and Galicia), Sweden, France, Canada, and Mexico

Are you ready to embark on your genealogy trip?

Free 30-minute session

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Genealogical tourism is a unique travel experience that combines your passion for family history with the thrill of exploration. By combining your genealogical research with travel planning, you can create a meaningful and unforgettable experience.

It’s helpful to provide any genealogical records you may have—birth, marriage, or death certificates, military records, immigration documents, photos of the people you’d like to research. Even anecdotal family stories can be useful.

If you don’t have any existing genealogical records, don’t worry. I will use a variety of resources and databases to begin building your family tree from scratch.

Your personal and family information are kept strictly confidential during the process. All data is securely stored and only used for the purposes of the genealogical research.

The research process duration can vary significantly depending on the complexity of the case and the availability of records. On average, you can expect the process to take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.

While every effort is made to locate your ancestor’s hometown, it is important to note that success is not guaranteed due to factors such as gaps in historical records or inaccuracies in original documents.

The 30-minute Q&A close-out session is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the research findings, clarify any points, and discuss next steps.

The Google Earth presentation will be delivered as a digital file that you can view on your computer. It will include interactive elements allowing you to virtually “travel” to locations associated with your ancestors.

If more time is required beyond the close-out session, additional time is billed in 15-minute increments.

While my primary focus is on genealogical research, I can provide referrals to trusted travel agencies and tour guides specializing in genealogy trips.

A GEDCOM file is a universal file format for sharing genealogical data. It allows you to view and edit your family tree using most genealogy software.