Family Tree Tours Announces Its 2017 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 has updated their website featuring research resources and European heritage trips.

WASHINGTON, MO—January 2017—Family Tree Tours, a leading European genealogy tour provider for genealogy societies and individuals, announces its preplanned group heritage tours for 2017.

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. Family Tree Tours provides expert help in making contacts in your ancestral hometowns.

“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 tours help 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, Ireland and other European countries.

Wurth notes, “Preplanned group tours for 2017 include:

  • Northwest Germany Tour with 10 days of visiting towns around Osnabrück, touring living history museum, and exploring the Bremerhaven Emigrant Museum.
  • Southwest Germany Tour – Join us for an enchanting journey through the Black Forest region of Germany with an opportunity to explore Baden, western Wuerttemberg and northern Switzerland for an 11 day/10 night tour. This will be a trip you will never forget.
  • Cornwall-Devon, England – Join Family Tree Tours on our first heritage tour to merry Olde England. Along the southern coast of the Island we explore our Cornish – Devon roots. See the port where the Mayflower left for its historic journey. We spend time researching in Cornwall and Devon research facilities, plus visit your ancestral hometowns in this area.
  • Salt Lake City Research Tour – Spend a week at the world’s largest genealogical library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Whether you are preparing for a European Heritage trip or just trying to find that elusive ancestor, thousands of records will be at your fingertips. Enjoy free classes, guidance from library experts and the camaraderie of like-minded genealogist enthusiasts.

No matter what 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