Ancestral Tourism: Summer Vacation!

Add Family History to Your Vacation Plans With summer vacations quickly approaching many people are gearing up to travel. Some of those travels will include trips to ancestral homelands – those places where your ancestors were born, lived, and died. Not everyone travels to these locations with the primary purpose of doing family history research.

The Family Nexus App Data

The Family Nexus App Data

I haven’t posted a blog article for a while. I have been extremely busy with life! End of school year activities for the kids, new full-time job, and working to publish the premium features! I want to share a little about The Family Nexus app data with you. Downloading part of your FamilySearch family tree

Mormon Trail Maps

Mormon Trail Maps One of my booth neighbors at RootsTech was the gregarious Frank Nielsen of Mormon Trail Maps. I admired his gorgeous maps on display. Because I love maps I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk to him. Frank is a very likable guy, and I enjoyed talking with him. I asked about

Ancestral Travel Planning

7 Tips For Planning an Unforgettable Trip to Ancestral Homelands

I asked Carole from Encore Journeys to share some tips about planning an unforgettable trip to ancestral homelands with your family. Encore Journeys specializes in European travel and has helped many people “go back to their roots” using their ancestral travel planning services. She provides 7 really great ideas! Create an Unforgettable Family Reunion with Your Past You’ve

Understanding the Past Through LDS Church History Tours

LDS Church History Tours

Heritage Tourism and LDS Church History Tours In addition to genealogy tourism, a similar travel niche is becoming increasingly popular. It is known as heritage tourism. LDS Church history tours  are part of this specialty tourism segment. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, heritage tourism involves “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that

Traveling to Ancestral Homelands: Destination Belgium

Traveling to Ancestral Homelands Nothing compares to the experience of visiting ancestral homelands. Whether to a small town in Pennsylvania or a village in the British Isles, the trip will change you forever. Standing in the places in which your ancestors lived, breathing the same air, seeing the views they awoke to every day, connects

Virtually Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked

(Virtually) Walk Where Your Ancestors Walked

My fourth great grandparents, Isaac Chilton and Ann Watkins, were from Wales and emigrated to the United States in 1860. Someday I hope to visit and walk the green landscape of Wales and learn about the rich cultural history of this land. In the meantime – thanks to Google Maps – I can take a