Family Tree Tours Announces Its 2012 Upcoming Genealogy Tours

For those who wish to journey to their ancestral hometowns and experience the lives their ancestors led before emigrating, Family Tree Tours announces a new website featuring research resources and German heritage trips.

WASHINGTON, MO—January 2, 2012—Family Tree Tours, a leading German genealogy tour provider for genealogy societies and individuals, announces its preplanned group heritage tours for 2012.

For those who wish to know more about their family history and ancestral origins, a genealogy tour is a unique and exciting travel experience. Travelers have the advantage of researching their ancestors while visiting the town or region they came from, learning about the culture and local customs and traditions, and even meeting relatives for the first time.

“No family tree research is complete until you experience the place your family came from,” says Kathy Wurth, owner of Family Tree Tours. “There’s no feeling more exhilarating than walking the streets your ancestors walked. Even if you don’t know your hometown, our European Heritage professionals help you paint the picture of your ancestors’ lives. Our website helps you make your research come alive.”

The website features an array of travel and research resources and books, as well as access to Wurth and her on-the-ground German expert Matthias Uthoff. The website also helps Family Tree Tours design a genealogy tour suited to each traveler. For those who like assistance from a guide, privately guided heritage tours are available. Wurth and Uthoff customize independent trips for those who prefer to research on their own, but would like the trip planned for them. Preplanned group tours are ideal for those who enjoy the camaraderie and security of a group. They also can do family reunions for family groups who would like to do a group tour to their ancestral hometown in Germany.

Wurth notes, “Preplanned group tours for 2012 include the Northwest Germany Tour with 10 days of visiting towns around Osnabrüeck, touring castles, and exploring the Bremerhaven Emigrant Museum. The Saxony Germany Tour includes visits to Leipzig Archives and free days to visit your hometown in the Saxony area; always popular is the Baden-Wuerttemberg Tour, which includes visits to the Black Forest and the Freiburg archives. No matter which stage you may be in your research, we have a trip perfect for you.”

About Family Tree Tours:

Family Tree Tours provides research assistance to genealogy enthusiasts and ancestry trips to German-speaking countries. Whether a group heritage tour, private genealogy tour, or independent heritage trip, owner Kathy Wurth and on-the-ground German expert Matthias Uthoff provide you the opportunity to learn more about your family roots, to connect with family, and to learn about your ancestors before they made their emigration journey. With a passion for both genealogical research and travel, Kathy and Matthias work closely with you to ensure your family research trip is a success.

To learn more about planning German heritage trips and genealogical research, please visit