Saturday, 30 April 2016

Genealogy Tours of Scotland is Heading to NGS 2016

Genealogy Tours of Scotland will have a booth in the Exhibition Hall at NGS (National Genealogical Society's Conference) in Ft Lauderdale. 



I will be in booth 521 - across from Findmypast. Come and visit. Enjoy mini presentation on Scottish genealogy. Get free resources or order books and quick guides online.

For those not able to attend the conference, I am having an NGS special in my store. FREE shipping on all purchases. 

Canadian prices on the website are slightly higher to match the equivalent price in US dollars. If you are Canadian and buying through the website, you are still ahead of the game by saving the shipping. 


Friday, 15 April 2016

May 2017 Tour 30% SOLD OUT!

Although it is still over a year away, the 2017 Edinburgh tour is already 
30% sold out!




When You Join a Genealogy Tour of Scotland, You Get:

Pre-tour webinar on Scottish Genealogy Research
Pre-tour webinar on Planning For a Research Trip to Scotland
Pre-tour assistance to make the most of your time in Scotland
Pre-tour package of information to assist with your research planning
¨ 9 nights in a centrally located hotel where you will get the sense of living in Scotland
¨ Breakfast every day
¨ A Family History Talk at ScotlandsPeople Centre
¨ A Family History Talk at the National Library of Scotland
¨ 5 days of dedicated research time where staff are expecting you and are ready to assist
¨ Transportation to and from the research facilities
¨ Time to visit the area where your ancestor lived in Scotland and assistance to plan this
¨ Time to research in a local archive, family history society or library
¨ The chance to experience a Ceilidh and indulge your Scottish heritage
¨ Transportation to and from the Ceilidh
¨ Optional historic evening guided tour of Greyfriar’s Cemetery
¨ The opportunity to connect with others researching their Scottish roots
¨ A great way to connect with your Scottish ancestors
¨ Memories to last a lifetime
¨ A deeper sense of belonging
¨ A better sense of who YOU are as part of the Scots diaspora

            Why not join a tour to research your roots and discover your heritage?



Thursday, 7 April 2016

Itinerary for Glasgow Research Tour Confirmed!

Our Itinerary is Confirmed!

The itinerary for the Glasgow tour is now confirmed - well mostly.

Friday April 21, 2017: Day of arrival. We will meet in the lobby of the Glasgow Marriott at 6 pm for a meet and greet and to talk about the week ahead.

Saturday April 22, 2017: Following breakfast, we will meet in the lobby at 8 am for our trip to Fife where we will take part in the Scottish Association of Family History Societies annual conference. There will be 4 speakers, including Irene O'Brien of the Glasgow Archives, lunch, tea/coffee and a marketplace.

Sunday April 23, 2017: I am waiting to hear back from the Glasgow Necropolis regarding a guided tour of the cemetery. The guides are a volunteer group and I am not likely going to be hearing from them for about another month. That afternoon at 4pm, there is an Evensong at the Glasgow Cathedral that we may wish to attend as a group.

Monday April 24, 2017: Following breakfast, we will meet in the hotel lobby at 8:45 and then travel to the Mitchell Library for a full day of research. The Library houses the Glasgow City Archives, the Genealogy Centre and has a hub for the ScotlandsPeople database.

Tuesday April 25, 2017: Following breakfast, we will meet in the hotel lobby at 8:45 and then travel to the Mitchell Library for another full day of research.

Wednesday April 26, 2017: Following breakfast, we will meet in the hotel lobby at 8:45 and then travel together to the University of Glasgow Archives where we will enjoy a full day of research. The University Archives hold the Scottish Business archives as well as a number of other records.

Thursday April 27, 2017: Following breakfast, we will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 9:45 and then travel together to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society for a full day of research using their records.

Friday April 28, 2017: Following breakfast, we will meet in the hotel lobby at 8:45 and then travel to the Mitchell Library for another full day of research.

Saturday April 29, 2017: Following breakfast, the research tour comes to an end. We will leave with certificates, a better sense of what records exist for family history research, perhaps a few less bricks in our brick walls and most of all, memories of time spent in our ancestral homeland.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

SOLD OUT!!

And that's a wrap! Incredibly in just a fortnight, the Glasgow Genealogy Research Tour has SOLD OUT!

Thank you to everyone who signed up! I am looking forward to sharing your genealogy adventures with you in Glasgow!

For anyone still interested in researching their family history in Scotland, the regular Genealogy Tour that takes place annually in Edinburgh is still OPEN. 

http://www.genealogytoursofscotland.ca/edinburgh-tour.html

The Edinburgh tour gives you: 

  • 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

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

GOING.....GOING....ALMOST GONE!

After a whirlwind fortnight, the Glasgow Research Tour is almost SOLD OUT. There is, remarkably, only ONE SPACE LEFT!


The week of research will take place in Glasgow and will focus on research in the repositories there.

Tour fees include:

  • 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)
  • 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.
Anyone interested in the Glasgow week might wish to register for the April 2/16 webinar presented by Dr Irene O'Brien, head archivist at the Glasgow Archives: https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/webinars/

To register for the Special Research Week in Glasgow:




*Airfare and transfer between hotel and airport not included* 

Monday, 29 February 2016

Glasgow Tour Almost SOLD OUT!

Remarkably the Glasgow Tour has almost SOLD OUT in just two weeks! There are only 2 spaces left!

The week of research will take place in Glasgow and will focus on research in the repositories there.

Tour fees include:

  • 9 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 9 full breakfasts 
  • The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • 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.
Anyone interested in the Glasgow week might wish to register for the April 2/16 webinar presented by Dr Irene O'Brien, head archivist at the Glasgow Archives: https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/webinars/

To register for the Special Research Week in Glasgow:





*Airfare and transfer between hotel and airport not included* 

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Only 4 Spaces Left for Special Glasgow Research Tour!!

A special research trip in Glasgow has been added for 2017. The announcement about the tour was made two weeks ago and already there are only 4 spaces left!

The week of research will take place in Glasgow and will focus on research in the repositories there.

Tour fees include:

  • 9 nights at the Glasgow Marriott and 9 full breakfasts 
  • The Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference in Fife (registration, transportation to and from Fife and lunch)
  • 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.
Anyone interested in the Glasgow week might wish to register for the April 2/16 webinar presented by Dr Irene O'Brien, head archivist at the Glasgow Archives: https://scottishsig.ogs.on.ca/webinars/

To register for the Special Research Week in Glasgow:




*Airfare and transfer between hotel and airport not included*