Family History Trippin’: Planning a Successful Genealogy Trip

Family History Trippin'

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: No matter what time of year, the opportunity for a trip where you can incorporate family history research and education can present itself. Learn how to plan for different types of trips and incorporate your specific travel habits.

Description: Participants will learn how to evaluate their travel habits and then build a travel plan to ensure an enjoyable and productive genealogy-related trip. We’ll also cover apps and websites you should know as well as how to handle those pesky emergencies or changes in plans!

Audience Level: Beginner

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout


  • What Type of Traveler Are You?
  • Planning Your Trip: Formulas for Success
  • Apps and Websites You Should Know
  • Stuff Happens – Backup Plans and Emergencies
  • Preserving Your Trip Memories
  • Resource List

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