Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ten Genealogy Road Trips I read about on Blogs this Year

Pack your bags and get ready to research!
These are ten interesting stories on heritage travel I read about this year (2016) on genealogy blogs.  I hope they inspire you to take a genealogy road trip, too, whether it is nearby, cross country, or across the ocean.  It can be a photographic adventure, a real research trip, or just heritage travel.  All are exciting to read about, and to help you plan your own jaunts.

I'm sure that I missed a few great trips by other bloggers. If you know of any other interesting research trips, please add them to the comments.

1.  Lara Diamond took a trip to the Ukraine at her blog Lara’s Jewnealogy.   It has multiple posts, and you can start with the first episode here: 

2.  Tim Firkowski’s research trip to Poland is also written over many posts at his blog The Genealogy Assistant, and it starts here:

3. Susan Petersen was a guest blogger on Lisa Alzo’s Immersion Genealogy blog about her trip to Ireland:   and at her own blog Long Lost Relatives 

4.  Pam Seavey Schaffner traveled to New Brunswick.  You can read about it at her blog Digging Down East and at this link: 

5.  Jill Ball, the Australian blogger at GeniAus, took a trip to Europe (she calls it a “Genea Jaunt”) and blogged about it here: 

6. Miss Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, the author of Always Anxiously Engaged, took a road trip with her sisters to Kentucky.  She had some hilarious adventures at this link:

7.  Carol Kostakos Petranek, who blogs at Spartan Roots, traveled to Greece.  You can read all about her adventures in nine separate blog posts starting with this one:

8.  Kiki Nakita went to Pennsylvania to trace her roots.  She blogged about it at A Collection of Memories,

9.  Diane Tourville went on a 40 day genealogy research trip to St. Louis, Missouri and to the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Springfield, Illinois.  She wrote several blog posts at Genealogy on my Mind.  You can start with her first post here:

10.  I traveled to many places around New England this summer, but we also went to New York City and to Spain  (and we weren’t afraid to bring a baby with us!)


This was not a genealogy blogger, but a regular article in the Washington Post that sounds like a fun bit of heritage travel - "I rented my 26th great-grandfather's Welsh castle, and so could you":

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Ten Genealogy Road Trips I read about on Blogs this Year", Nutfield Genealogy, posted November 10, 2016, ( accessed [access date]). 


  1. Thanks for including my post Heather. Re-reading it gave me a chance to reflect on a wonderful visit to Ireland.

  2. Fantastic compilation! A combination of my loves: family history and travel. Thank you for pulling together and sharing.