Ancestry Routes

I have over 20 years experience in the travel industry, with 12 years specialising in tailor made holidays to the USA and Canada. Combined with my knowledge of family history research I hope to offer trips that are unique to each traveller.

Have you ever watched the tv programme who do you think you are? I started watching this years ago and decided that i would try and trace my family tree. The problem was how to go about it. The celebrities featured on the programme are flown all over the world if necessary and are meeting with professional genealogists and historians. How am i ever going to get the same results? As explained on this website there are many stumbling blocks to researching online. Ancestry.com is an amazing tool and a great way to make a start but I have taken many wrong turns and mistakes. I have put together tours that will help both novice and experienced family researcher on their individual path to discover their own family history. Our group tours will not only overcome stumbling blocks but will provide a fantastic opportunity to share experiences with family researchers from all over the world.

 

My colleagues in USA state family history heals. There was always a mystery surrounding my great grandfather. He was portrayed as being a “character” by both my Granddad and his siblings. He wasn’t the best father and he was never at home.He spent money he didn’t have and had a reputation for being a drinker and a gambler. After much research I discovered that my Great Granddad served in the Great War from 1914 to 1918 and was awarded medals for bravery. When he returned from the war he married my great grandmother who died in childbirth at the age of 30 leaving him with 3 girls and 2 boys to look after. After further research i discovered that he had served in the rifle regiment during the battles at Ypres and the Somme and survived. He was discharged at the end of the war from shrapnel injuries. His stories, which must have been horrific, he chose to keep for himself and were never passed on. I can’t imagine what he lived through and now understand. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War and, although i never met my Great Granddad, I would like to thank him. Not only for his bravery but also for igniting my curiosity into family history which means I am writing this today.
All the ancestry pictures on the website are of my family. If you would like to submit any pictures or stories to this blog please email sales@ancestry-routes.com and i would be pleased to hear from you.
Lastly, a Big THANKS to my brother Harry, and my family tree that is around me now. 

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