Scottish Ancestry Tours | Tour Scotland & Trace Your Ancestral Heritage
Do you have Scottish ancestors? Thinking of coming to Scotland to trace your Scottish roots and heritage? Let Scottish Terrier Tours work with you to research your family history, visit parts of Scotland where they lived and provide you with a private guided tour of these locations.
Working alongside our Genealogist, Michelle Leonard to ensure you have a fantastic Ancestral Tour! So if you are from The Clan MacDonald, MacKenzie, Malcolm, Robertson or Wallace, why not retrace your clan’s ancient footsteps and soak up the rich history in their castles, churches, lochs and Clan seats. On your private tour, your kilted guide will be on hand to provide assistance and knowledge to ensure you make the most of your family history voyage and discovery. We offer Ancestral day tours and multi-day tours. Accommodation can be booked by co-owner Tracy who can also put together a detailed itinerary for your Scottish ancestral tour, and the tours themselves will be guided by her husband and business partner Graeme in his full Scottish attire and Teddy the families Scottish terrier.
1 Research your family name
This is where it all begins, however, this should be completed diligently in order to be 100% accurate. You will need details about your immediate family including both parents and siblings, then extended family such as cousins your grandparents and their parents. This includes names and dates from a trusted source many of this can be done online these days and it sounds like more hassle than it really is. Although you can complete your research online we suggest using the old fashioned method of writing a family map down which keeps you more organised about what to research next. If you know any family members who are interested in doing it with you or any family who have knowledge of your Scottish family history then they are always a great source for some areas to research.
2 Check your source
When you have all of the information available, including birth, marriage and death records, military records, travel records, even old newspapers that have been preserved. If you know one name, you can still use these records to take you wherever that story goes.
3. Assure your roots are Scottish
Whether you’re based in Scotland looking further back into your heritage or from countries such as Canada and the United States. Even though there are less than 5 million Scots, due to the larger % Scotland used to contribute to the world’s population in the past many Americans and Canadians will have roots as they are relatively new countries compared with Scotland
4. Get in touch for a chat
Scottish Terrier Tours may not have your family history however if you have done a little research and want to discuss anything with us we can advise on information such as geography, industry or historical facts by region, city or town.
As stated much of the information we gather is from a local Glaswegian genealogist Michelle Leonard an expert in all Scottish ancestral history.
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