Monday, 21 November 2016


There is just ONE space left for the Genealogy Tours of Scotland research tour Sept 18-27, 2017!

This tour allows you to research at:

  • ScotlandsPeople Centre (three full days of research)
  • National Library of Scotland
  • National Library Maps building

The tour allows time for you to visit the area of Scotland where your ancestors lived and provides a day to research locally. 

This tour will connect you to your ancestral homeland in a way you never dreamed possible.

Don't miss out! Book before someone else takes the last spot:

Sunday, 13 November 2016


This unique, one time only tour has sold out! Tour participants will get the opportunity to walk through some of the history that led to Highland Scots to leave their homeland and head to shores across the seas. The tour includes research time in the local archives, a visit to Culloden, Skye and the Sutherland Clearances. 

While the Highland and Glasgow tours have sold out, there is still space for the Edinburgh tour for Sept 2017:

Tuesday, 8 November 2016


There is just ONE last space left for the Highland Genealogy Research and History Tour. If you have Highland ancestors, consider joining this once-in-a-lifetime tour. It will NOT be repeated again. 

Your tour fees include: 
  • ·       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)
  • ·         Easter Sunday Service in historic Dornoch Cathedral followed by a bus tour of the Highland Clearances in Sutherland. Easter Dinner together as a group
  • ·         Travel by coach to Armadale Castle in Skye for a guided tour and research opportunities. Return via Eilean Donan Castle
  • ·         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
  • ·         Full day of research at the Lochaber Archives in Fort William
  • ·         Travel to Glenfinnan Monument, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard, then on to Glasgow, stopping at Loch Lomond
  • ·         Travel to Fife for the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies
  • ·         Check out or optional day with Glasgow Tour Group to enjoy guided tour of the Glasgow Necropolis

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.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Just TWO Spaces Left for Highland Research and History Tour!

There are just 2 spaces left for the Highlands Research and History Tour in April 2017. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the history that your Highland ancestors were confronted with and to gain a deeper understanding of what led them to leave their homeland.

This tour allows for four full days of research (Inverness, Fort William and Skye) as well as touring the area in Sutherland where the most brutal of the Clearances took place, the Culloden Battlefield (and taking in the memorial service) and visiting Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his Standard. The tour ends in Glasgow where we will attend the annual conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies. Many of the Family History Societies will be in the marketplace, giving you easy access to their expertise and their resources. 

Ahead of the tour, you will get pre-tour preparation including webinars and regular emails to keep you on track for your time in Scotland.

If you have Highland ancestors, consider joining us for this unique opportunity to research in the area where your ancestors lived. But don't wait too long or you might miss out.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Glasgow Tour SOLD OUT Once Again!

The last minute opening didn't last long! The space is once again filled. 

However, there are still spaces available in both the Highland Research and History Tour

and the Edinburgh Tour

Would love to have you join me in your ancestral homeland!

Space Has Opened Up for the Glasgow Research Tour!


  • ·        8 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 8 full breakfasts
  • ·        The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • ·        Guided tour of the Glasgow Necropolis
  • ·        Three days of research at the Mitchell Library which houses the Glasgow Archives. They also have access to the same database that is available at the ScotlandsPeople Centre minus the Kirk Session records
  • ·        One day of research at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society
  • ·        One day of research at the University of Glasgow Archives, which house all of the business archives for Scotland. They also house the NHS records for the Glasgow/Lanarkshire area and the records of the Friendly Assurance Society, an early insurance company.


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Genealogy Tours of Scotland Fall Newsletter

The Fall edition of the Genealogy Tours of Scotland newsletter is now available on the home page of the website. You can access the newsletter by clicking on the blue button in the middle of the home page.