Genealogy tours of Yorkshire

Never give up!

Wedding of William E Walker & Gertrude Simonds in 1914

There’s always someone in your family tree that intrigues you. Mine has been my three times great uncle, Edward Walker. Edward was born on 7th May 1832, the fourth son and fifth child of eleven children born to William Walker of Broomhills Farm in Applegarth Parish, Dumfriesshire and his wife Euphemia McNaught. Apart from his birth being recorded [...]


Ultimate Scottish Ancestral Heritage Experience

Ian Walker & Christine Woodcock

If you are one of Borders Journeys’ international followers and considering visiting Scotland to research your Scottish ancestral heritage, I can thoroughly recommend Christine Woodcock​’s Genealogy Tours of Scotland. Canadian based Genealogy Tours of Scotland and Scottish based Borders Journeys​ have worked together for six years to provide researchers with the ultimate Scottish ancestral experience that you will always remember. [...]


Headstone mystery is solved

David & Christina Cunningham - July 2014

A family photograph that belonged to my grandmother of a headstone following a funeral in memory of four children, led me to research their story. Searching ScotlandsPeople Death Index, I found  Christina Cunningham dying aged 8 months, she died of bronchitis and pneumonia on 20th February 1895 at 31 James Street, Pilrig in Edinburgh. Searching the Birth Records, [...]


Laurel’s Ancestral Tour of Scotland & Northumberland

Scone Palace & Ogle Castle

Laurel & Jim from the USA recently spent two days with Borders Journeys discovering Laurel’s Scottish & Northumbrian ancestral roots. Laurel first made contact with me nearly a year ago requesting assistance researching her Gilfillan / Gilphillan ancestors from Airth in Stirlingshire. Through information Laurel sent to me, I established her family line back to [...]


Castle Howard

Brideshead Revisited - 1981 & 2008 Exhibition

Castle Howard Castle Howard is located in North Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York. The design of the castle began in 1699 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle by John Vanburgh. Construction started in 1701 and took over a hundred years to complete. Generations of the Earls divided their time between Castle Howard and their [...]


Druid Temple & Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks

Druids Temple The Druids Temple is near Ilton in North Yorkshire. The temple is a folly created by William Danby of nearby Swinton Hall in 1820. Danby created the temple to generate work for the local population who were paid 1 shilling a day. A salary was offered for someone to live at the Temple [...]


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