Visiting Your Ancestral Town

Available February 2019

Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors?

Follow that dream to seek out your heritage, exploring your family roots as you explore the places where your ancestors once lived. The third edition includes a comprehensive guide to genealogy research, as well as new sections on getting started with DNA and experiencing the foods and daily lives of your ancestors.

Some comments from readers of previous editions:

  • Visiting Your Ancestral Town by Carolyn Schott is an absolute treasure trove of material for the genealogist who has decided that birthday dates and death certificates are not enough to understand his/her ancestors.”
  • “Genealogy has always intrigued me, but the overwhelming amount of information that one has to sift through and dissect has kept me from putting anything more than my toe into those waters. Ms. Schott’s book makes it seem possible to take the plunge.”
  • “I love her attitude that even a ‘bad’ trip is a ‘good’ trip. That it is what you make of it and the adventure itself.”

Carolyn Schott has been a lifelong traveler, with a special interest in exploring places related to her heritage. She has more than 20 years of genealogy experience and is one of the founders of the Black Sea German Research group. Her writing has received several awards from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. Follow her on Facebook.

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