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Ancestral Adventure

46 Knockeen Crescent, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT42 4DQ

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Ever dreamed of visiting the cottage (or castle) where your ancestors grew up? The church where they were baptised and married? The grave where they are buried? Here’s how you could make it happen. 

This is a tour with a difference. For one thing, the itinerary doesn’t exist yet. That’s because every tour is completely bespoke. Your tour, just like your genealogy, is unique. Your guide is one of a kind too. Natalie is a native of Northern Ireland, a qualified genealogist - and a qualified tour guide. She will arrange an itinerary and accompany you on your visit to the places that are important to you - and were important to your ancestors. 

Natalie is an expert on tracing the roots of members of the Irish, Scotch-Irish and Ulster-Scots diaspora. If you’re planning a return visit to Ireland, she will ensure that your visit is utterly individual for you. And that it will stay in your memory.  

Here’s how it works. Perhaps you already have some knowledge about your family history in Ireland. In this case Natalie can build an itinerary of places to visit based on what you know. Alternatively, with the help of some information supplied by you, Natalie will research your family history before you arrive. Then she can base a tour on her findings, your budget and the time available.

Then again you might prefer to visit the archives yourself. Natalie knows her way around all the most likely sources of useful information, the archives and the record repositories.  She’ll point you in the right direction, accompany you on your visit and guide you in your search when you arrive. Armed with your findings, Natalie will help you do that amazing, spine-tingling, once-in-a-lifetime thing: to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors. 

In fact you can do more than walk if you like. Why not try your hand at making potato bread the way your great-grandmother used to? You’ve discovered a history of farming in your family? Then perhaps a visit to a local working farm would appeal. Or an artisan whiskey tasting. A traditional music session. Even a drumming match complete with the characteristic 'brattle' sound of lambeg drums. Just ask Natalie - she’ll search out the experiences that will make your ancestral adventure complete.
 

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