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Travel along the Steps of Your Ancestors

Have you ever wondered how your ancestors actually lived?  One way to find out is to plan a trip along the route your ancestors once took. Whether you’re able to trace back three generations or ten, exploring your family’s history can be a wonderfully educational experience. Follow these recommendations from the travel professionals to ensure your trip is a huge success.

One of the best ways to start is by taking advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and begin the research on your family’s history and lineage through the programs offered by Ancestry.com. Your ancestors could have been inventors, shop keepers, farmers or even bank robbers! You might be amazed at the details you will uncover in your quest for your family’s history. Where age appropriate, engage your children in the process of uncovering their heritage. Connect with your oldest living relative to gain insight and direction on your research as well as tips on where to travel.

Once you’ve uncovered enough history, you’ll be able to start mapping out a geographical route to explore. Plan to book your accommodations as close as possible to the area where your relatives seem to have been concentrated. Upon arrival, local historical societies, libraries and country public records can aid in your search for addresses and tombstones. Take plenty of notes and pictures to pass along to the next generation that may well take this trip accompanied by their children.  This is your family history and it was instrumental in contributing to the history of our country, it’s culture and economy.  Your trip might well take you to Ellis Island in New York City – the location of the largest influx of immigrants in our country’s history. The records on display, and available for research, in the archives of Ellis Island are exceptionally well kept. This trip might be the precursor to a trip to Europe or other region of the world to explore the past of your ancestors before they arrived in the United States. Have a grand time reliving your family’s history!

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