With the popularity of sites like 23 And Me and Ancestry.ca, it makes sense that genealogy-focused travel is now quickly rising in popularity. More and more people are developing an appetite for visiting the places where their ancestors once lived, especially now that much of this information is so easily accessible. If you’re looking for a unique travel experience, here are a few ideas to get you started on the journey to find your roots.
Cunard Queen Mary 2 – Journey of Genealogy
The Cunard Queen Mary 2 Journey of Genealogy in August of 2020, marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. On this sailing associated with Ancestry.ca, guests will be able to take part in a reverse pilgrimage that many of their relatives undertook. According to Cunard website, the company welcomes back Ancestry.ca for a second crossing to assist in the journey.
“Events on board will commemorate the significance of this iconic journey. Ancestry experts will host talks themed around the historic Mayflower voyage and the stories of the passengers on board, take a look back at the descendants of our founder Sir Samuel Cunard, and offer the opportunity to trace your family tree through the centuries and find out how your DNA connects you to the world.”
There are many companies in Europe that provide genealogy focused tours and events. These companies can tailor tours to your specific requests and provide services such as:
Because of the mass migrations from certain countries such as Ireland, Scotland, England and Germany, hotels in those countries are now providing the services of a Genealogy Butler to assist guests in finding their ancestors. Guests fill out an assessment form prior to arrival, and the butlers develop personalized assessment reports of ancestral information, along with research enabling you to commence your search.
Tips for Genealogical Travel