If you know I have a great history, you will respect me.
If I know I have a great history, I will respect myself.
Genealogical travel, also called “roots travel”, “heritage travel”, or “ancestral travel”, is travel for the purpose of researching and/or experiencing your family’s history.
You may want to go somewhere in Spain, Africa or France because you’ve learned that you have ancestors from there.
On a heritage trip, you may visit cemeteries where your ancestors are buried, churches where they were baptized or married, and even homes they lived in.
Heritage travel differs from regular vacation travel because it can involve small or unfamiliar towns that are not usually included in travel packages offered by tour companies. It also involves working with genealogists, historical societies, and genealogical libraries at home and in your destination.
Tracing the footsteps of your ancestors and learning where you come from can be the most rewarding travel you can take.