Genealogy & Family Roots

It is always very satisfying for anyone researching their family history when another branch can be added to the tree. To see the generations spreading back across the centuries, and often around the world, gives everyone a sense of history and belonging.

Family records and computer research are only part of the story when trying to establish your family history. Many people are content to just work with the abstract concept of filling in the spaces in the family charts, but what happens when you reach a dead end or you have completed your research? That is the time to get away from the computer and your desk and tread in the footsteps of your forebears.

There can be nothing more thrilling than to sit in the pew of a parish church where your great-grandfather was christened, married and even laid to rest outside in the graveyard. Maybe spend some time in the village inn, where countless generations met over a glass of ale or cider. Even find the very house where your ancestors lived out their daily lives.

Homemade Holidays has helped many people to bring the dusty old records to life by working with them to plan a visit to Britain to see just where their families originated. Many a tear has been shed as they have found the grave of a family member, resting in peace in an English churchyard, as their descendants made a new life over the water.

Because Homemade Holidays is based in England, we have the unique advantage of being able to assist visitors with their research during the planning of your trip. What may seem like an obscure little English village to you, may be a familiar location to us. We can look into local records and set up visits to places which up until now are just names on a chart. We may even discover your family members still living in Britain.

If you are ready to bring your family tree to life with a visit to Britain this may just be what you are looking for. We can arrange individually designed self-drive tours or personally take you to the locations which will enable you to further your research, or to soak up the surroundings which your forebears knew so well.