The tour was like drinking from a fire hose of information. Every day. It was an incredible experience. I will definitely go on another genealogy tour

I can't wait to share my tour experience with my genealogy society when I get back home. It was the best experience and I hope some of them will join you next year

Testimonials from Tour Participants

"The location is ideal. We could walk through history. Christine gave us insights we wouldn't have had if we had traveled on our own"


​"Thank you for a wonderful experience. You kept us organized, helped us with ideas for where else to look and gave us so many details of historic information which helped us to really put the lives of our ancestors into perspective. This was the experience of a lifetime"

"Every day was the best day ever"

​​ "You did an excellent job organizing the whole trip and paving the way for our research. Each location was waiting for us"

Included in Your Tour Fees

  • 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
  • optional 6th day of research $$
  • optional evening tours $$
  • evening at the Taste of Scotland dinner and show

**Not included: airfare, ground transportation to and from airport**

​$$ extra fees 


About the Tour

In addition to dedicated research time, there will be time to explore Edinburgh - a city rich in history. The hotel is centrally located, making it easy to walk to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket. 

Days of research will take place at Scotland'sPeople Centre (you can also book time in the Historical Search Room) and the National Library. Time at the NLS Maps Building is also available.  Daily fees for these research days are included in the tour fees. However, copies and downloads are not included. 

The hotel rooms have a dedicated work space where you can set up your research station. Breakfast is available every morning, and the rooms are equipped with a kitchenette. There is a Starbucks and a Sainsburys grocery store on the same complex as the hotel. There are a number of eateries within a short walk from the hotel.


All of the participants in her tours love her and appreciate all of the hard work that she puts in to ensure that the time they spend in Scotland is productive and great fun

Christine was awesome! So organized. So knowledgeable. I loved her little "pieces of useless information" She gave each of us her time and attention. She checked in  with us every day to see how our research was going and if we were stuck, she offered alternatives to try. Christine gave us the flexibility we needed to make the trip work for OUR needs. I can't wait to come back on another tour with her. 

Thank you for allowing us the flexibility to research where we could find the records that were pertinent to our own ancestors and for giving us advice on where those records could be found. This was such an amazing experience. One I will treasure for the rest of my life. I can't wait to return to Scotland with my family and show them where they belong. 

I know now where I belong. I understand my grandparents better and why they held on so strongly to their Scottish heritage. I have a much deeper sense of respect and love for them after this research tour. 

May 7-16, 2018

Edinburgh fees are $ 3,595 cdn.