Thursday, 4 August 2016

Highland Research and History Tour Itinerary Confirmed!



The final itinerary for the Highland Research and History Tour  April 2017 is now confirmed:

Friday Apr 14 - Day of arrival in Inverness - participants must make their own way to Inverness

Saturday Apr 15 - Commemorative Service at Culloden Battlefield to mark the 271st anniversary of the battle. Tour of the Battlefield, Visitor Centre and then visit to Clava Cairns (Pre-historic chambered cairns)

Sunday Apr 16 - Easter Sunday Service in historic Dornoch Cathedral followed by a bus tour of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland. Easter Dinner together as a group

Monday Apr 17 - Travel by coach to Armadale Castle in Skye for a guided tour and research opportunities. Return via Eilean Donan Castle

Tuesday Apr 18 & Wednesday Apr 19 - Two full days of research at the Highland Archives Centre in Inverness. After finishing research on Wednesday, we will travel down the Great Glen to Fort William

Thursday Apr 20 - Full day of research at the Lochaber Archives in Fort William

Friday Apr 21 - Travel to Glenfinnan Monument, then on to Glasgow, stopping at Loch Lomond

Saturday Apr 22 - Travel to Fife for the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies

Sunday Apr 23 - Check out or optional day with Glasgow Tour Group to enjoy guided tour of the Glasgow Necropolis and the Jewish Archives

This unique tour will give you a definite sense of the reasons why Scots Highlanders left their homeland to travel to a new country. You will gain a better understanding of the Jacobite cause as well as the later Highland Clearances. 

The tour is being restricted to 11 participants. There are only 5 spaces left. 

To book your spot on this unique Highland Research and History tour: 

http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/highland-research----history-tour.html





Sunday, 31 July 2016

May 2017 Tour SOLD OUT!

With some reshuffling among the tours, spaces had opened up in the May 2017 Genealogy Tour, taking place in Edinburgh May 1 - 10 2017. However, the tour is once again SOLD OUT!

Limited spaces remain for the Highland Tour April 14 - 23, 2017:

Tour fees include:
  • 9 nights hotel
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Culloden Memorial Service
  • Clava Cairns
  • Glenfinnan Monument
  • Loch Lomond
  • Coach trip to Dornoch and Kildonan
  • Research fees
  • Transport to and from archives
  • Coach trip to Skye
  • Transport between Inverness and Fort William
  • Transport between Fort William and Glasgow
  • Coach to SAFHS conference
  • SAFHS conference registration
  • Lunch included with conference registration

 **not included - lunches, dinners, airfare, travel to Inverness, travel from train/airport/bus station to hotel in Inverness, transport from hotel to airport for departure home, hotel April 23 if staying for tour of Necropolis and Jewish Archives

Click to book your Highland Research and History Tour


Limited spaces remain for the Edinburgh Tour Sept 18-27, 2017


Included in Your Tour Fees

  • 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

**Not included: airfare, ground transportation to and from airport**

Don't lose out on your chance for a research trip of a lifetime. Book NOW










Friday, 29 July 2016

ONE LAST SPACE FOR MAY 2017 GENEALOGY TOUR IN EDINBURGH!

There is just ONE space left  in the May 2017 Genealogy Research tour being held in Edinburgh.

Tour dates: 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
Don't miss out! Book NOW!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Are You Ready to Book Your Genealogy Research Trip to Scotland?

Are you ready to join me in Scotland to research your Scottish ancestors in the records that await you there? 

Choose your tour:

10 days researching in the Highlands:


  • 4 days of research
  • Memorial Service at Culloden
  • Tour of Kildonan to see the area affected by the Highland Clearances
  • Visit to Armadale Castle on Skye for a group tour and research time
  • Photo stop at Eilean Donan Castle
  • Glenfinnan Monument
  • Loch Lomond
  • Annual Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies in Fife


10 days researching in Edinburgh:


  • 5 days of research
  • Weekend to visit the area of Scotland your ancestors came from
  • Time to research in local archives
  • Optional historic tours of Greyfriar's Cemetery and the Old Town of Edinburgh
  • Ceilidh
For the Edinburgh tours, there are two spaces open for the May 2017 tour and limited spaces for the September 2017 tour.

Christine was awesome! So organized. So knowledgeable. I loved her little "pieces of useless information" She gave each of us her time and attention. She checked in  with us every day to see how our research was going and if we were stuck, she offered alternatives to try. Christine gave us the flexibility we needed to make the trip work for OUR needs. I can't wait to come back on another tour with her. 



"Excellent tour which I would recommend to anyone searching their Scottish ancestry"


Saturday, 23 July 2016

TWO Spaces Open for May 2017 Genealogy Research Tour

The addition of the Highland Research Tour has opened up space in the May 2017 Tour which will be taking place in Edinburgh. The reason for this is people moving from the Edinburgh Tour to the new Highland Research Tour.



The Edinburgh Tour dates are May 1 - 10, 2017 with May 1 being the day of arrival. This tour is the one that has been taking place for about 5 and a half years. We spend three full days at the ScotlandsPeople Centre, which also houses the National Archives. We spend two full days at the National Library of Scotland, with one of those days being in the Maps building.

The weekend is free for you to go to the area of Scotland where your ancestor lived and if you would like, I can connect you with my colleague, Ian, who will create a tailor made ancestral experience for you. The Monday following the weekend is free for you to conduct research in the area of Scotland where your ancestor lived, to research at the Scottish Genealogy Society, return to either the ScotlandsPeople Centre or National Library. If you would prefer time off to enjoy the country, you can opt to sight-see or shop.

This is the most popular genealogy research tour. It includes pre-tour preparation for several months ahead of time so that you are well prepared for your time in Scotland.


There are two spaces open for the May 2017Edinburgh Tour. If you are interested, simply send me an email. This is the only tour that accommodates spouses, cousins, sisters, friends or any one who is not researching. The Highland tour does not. Non genealogy companions travel for 40% of the tour fees.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Highland Research Tour 50% Booked!

Although still freshly "on the market" the Highlands Research Tour is already 50% filled. Spaces are being kept limited to enhance the research experience. 

If your ancestors were from the West Highlands of Scotland this research trip is the one for you. Research will take place in Inverness, Fort William and Armadale Castle in Skye. 




The tour ends with attendance at the annual conference for the Scottish Association of Family History Societies which will be held in Queensferry, Fife. 

Aside from research time, the Highland Research Tour will include attending the commemorative ceremonies at Culloden and a trip through the villages that were affected by the Highland Clearances. A visit to the Glenfinnan Monument and Loch Lomond will round out the tour.  



Like the Glasgow Research Tour, the Highland Research Tour will sell out very quickly. There are, currently 6 spaces left. 

Don't miss out! Register now: 
http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/highland-research----history-tour.html

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

NEW FOR 2017: HIGHLAND RESEARCH TOUR

Highland Research Tour for 2017

Thanks to those of you who showed interest in the Highland tour. 
The plans have been confirmed and the tour dates set. The tour will run April 14-23, 2017. The Highland Tour will begin in Inverness and will end in Glasgow with attendance at the annual conference for the Scottish Association of Family History Societies. 
Tour fees include:
  • 9 nights hotel
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Culloden Memorial Service
  • Clava Cairns
  • Glenfinnan Monument
  • Loch Lomond
  • Coach trip to Dornoch and Kildonan
  • Research fees
  • Transport to and from archives
  • Coach trip to Skye
  • Transport between Inverness and Fort William
  • Transport between Fort William and Glasgow
  • Coach to SAFHS conference
  • SAFHS conference registration
  • Lunch included with conference registration
**not included - lunches, dinners, airfare, travel to Inverness, travel from train/airport/bus station to hotel in Inverness, transport from hotel to airport for departure home, hotel April 23 if staying for tour of Necropolis and Jewish Archives
 

This will be a small group tour, limited to 12 participants. Spaces will be on a first come first served basis only. There are, at this point, only 8 spaces left, with people having been transferred into the Highlands tour from other tours they were registered for and had paid for.