GENEALOGY TOUR TO SEARCH FOR YOUR FAMILY HERITAGE


Do your ancestors come from the region of Central Europe, namely from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire and/or the Bohemian kingdom and/or the former Czechoslovakia? Are you interested in family history? Would you like to know how your ancestors lived, learn about local tradition, folklore and religious events that formed their everyday life in centuries past? Would you like to experience the authentic Czech (Moravian) countryside away from the crowds of visitors in the capital city of Prague?

I would be pleased to arrange for you a tailor-made and highly specialized trip to take you to visit the regions of today's Czech Republic where your ancestors lived. It is a special kind of a trip filled with unique and unforgettable memories related to your family history and your heritage.

There are 4 trip and service options that I can arrange for you:

Design a trip itinerary based on your information provided


According to the information you provide I will create an itinerary for you to visit the places mentioned in your own genealogy research. We will visit villages and towns, local cemeteries and churches where your ancestors were baptized, married and where requiem masses were held for them. I will design a tailor-made itinerary for you and will suggest significant historical sights of the visited region, local craft and agriculture centers and/or local factories upon your request. We can also plan your visit around the time when local folklore festivals are held in the region, so you could join in street celebrations as your ancestors most probably did centuries ago.

Price for the trip: per request, the trip usually lasts from 10-12hours.

No extra charges for creating the tailor-made itinerary if you provide us all necessary information about places that you would like to visit (in other words, if you share your genealogy research with us so we can use that information)

Initial research to get ready for the trip


If you haven’t done your own genealogy research, I am able to arrange basic research to prepare for the visit. The initial research includes the following information: We will trace and verify that your family ancestors lived in the indicated area. We will find out if the original house is still there and if it is possible to visit it. We will search for the local cemetery and church related to your ancestor's life and interpret for you the time when your ancestors lived in that region (e.g. the political situation, possible reasons for emigration, daily life, local customs and traditions...etc.)

Price for the trip: per request, the trip usually lasts from 10-12hours.

Extra charge for the initial research: 95USD

The initial research includes: Researching archives for options and records availability / Researching the family house, local church and cemetery / Translation of relevant documents from German, Latin, and Old Czech into English (you will get copies of the documents in electronic version) / Recommendations for further research according to the sources of information found in the archives

Please bear in mind we need at least 4-5 weeks in advance to complete this initial research.

Original research made by a local renowned genealogist


If you haven’t researched your ancestors yet, I would be pleased to arrange it for you. About 5 years ago, I learned at my grandmother's 80th birthday celebrations that my cousin’s wife was a professional genealogist :-) Since that time I have discussed a lot about this field with her, including researching my own family ancestry. I have provided original research for a few foreign visitors from the USA already this year.

Here is a price quote for various research options:

Father's line up to 10 generations back research includes: Records of all male ancestors of the line (birth, death, marriage, name of bride and her father, children of the couple) / Digital copy and translation of relevant documents from German, Latin, and Old Czech into English / Family history (interpretation of the information found and explaining it in the context of local culture, traditions, religion and politics)

Price: 500 USD

Father's and Mother's line up to 10 generations back research includes: Records of all male ancestors of the line (birth, death, marriage, name of bride and her father, children of the couple) / Digital copy and translation of relevant documents from German, Latin, and Old Czech into English / Family history (interpretation of the information found and explaining it in the context of local culture, traditions, religion and politics)

Price: 695 USD

Three generations pedigree research includes: Records of all ancestors, 14 people, up to 35 records (birth, marriage, death) + children of the couple / Digital copy and translation of relevant documents from German, Latin, Old and Czech into English / Family history (interpretation of the information found and explaining it in the context of local culture, traditions, religion and politics)

Price: 395 USD

Please bear in mind we need at least 3 months to complete the Genealogy research. During the busy summer season it may take even longer—up to 5 months.

Hand painted Family-tree


My cousin's wife is also a very talented artist and makes original hand-painted Family trees. She could prepare a Family tree for you to bring back home as an original souvenir from your travels.

Here is a price quote for the various options of the Family tree. Upon your request I will send you an example of a completed family tree as a reference:

Calligraphy and acrylic painting on paper and/or drawing on paper:

Father's line 10 generations: size of the painting: 42 x 59 cm, Price: 190 USD

Father's and Mother's line: size of the painting: 59x 84cm, Price: 315 USD

Three generation pedigree: size of the painting: 42x59cm, Price: 205 USD

Please bear in mind it takes about 3-4 weeks to paint the Family tree according to the information provided.

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