SAFHS

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, [...]


Who Do You Think You Are? Live – Glasgow 2014

Borders Journeys Backdrop

Who Do You Think You Are? Live will take place at the SECC in Glasgow on the 29th & 30th August 2014. Once again Borders Journeys  has teamed-up with Borders Ancestry to exhibit at this event. If you’re planning to attend Who Do You Think You Are? Live, please come along to stand D35 and [...]


Queen Margaret University Press Release

Ian at Scott's View

Who do you think you are? Business specialists identify opportunities in ancestral tourism With the recent interest in programmes such as the BBC’s ‘Who do you think you are?’ and the continuous enthusiasm from North America in tracing ancestry, it is no surprise that Scottish businesses are seeing the potential in ancestral tourism. Borders Journeys, [...]


Barbara’s Ancestral Journey leads to Quarriers Village

Quarriers Village

One of Borders Journeys‘ oldest friends Barbara Blackport is back in Scotland for another visit. We organised a tour where Barbara could visit the ancestral roots of her great grandfather William Ferguson in Glasgow and Quarriers Village at Bridge of Weir. William was born in 1858 in Glasgow and orphaned young. He spent time in [...]


Doug & Lisa visit to the land of their ancestors

Doug & Lisa at Dalveen Pass

Doug & Lisa Holm are on their first visit to Scotland and wanted to make time to visit the areas connected with their Scottish ancestors. Borders Journeys organised an ancestral and sightseeing tour for Doug & Lisa where they would learn about the people, places and traditions connected with their ancestors. Leaving Edinburgh, our first [...]


Interview with Christine Woodcock of Genealogy Tours of Scotland

Laurie, Sylvia & Nancy on their ancestral tours

By Ceris Aston of Borders Journeys It’s been a busy few weeks at Borders Journeys. Over the past fortnight, Ian has led individuals and families from Canada on ancestral tours around Scotland and Northern England  from Tarland in Aberdeenshire to Carlisle in Cumbria. We set up the tours in partnership with Canada-based organisation Genealogy Tours [...]


Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Who Do You Think You Are Live 3

Left to Right – Jim, Susie, Jen & Ian / Our Stand / Susie, Jen & Ian Last week Borders Journeys, Borders Ancestry and Berwick Time Lines headed south for the season’s biggest event in the ancestral history calendar: Who Do You Think You Are? Live in Olympia, London. The world’s biggest family history show [...]


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

2014 Leaflet 2

We have collected our 2014 leaflet in time to launch it at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Olympia in London this week. If you would like copies of the leaflet, please contact us and we’ll arrange to deliver them to you. Contact details: Tel: (+44) 0131 450 7151 or (+44) 07794 021819 [...]


The Borderers head for Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Who Do You Think You Are

Ian from Borders Journeys along with Susie Douglas from Borders Ancestry and Jim Herbert from Berwick Time Lines will be exhibiting at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at London Olympia from 20th – 22nd February 2014. Come and meet us at Stand 424.


Ancestral tour of the Borders, Ayrshire and Paisley

Ancestral tour of Ayrshire and Paisley

Today we took Mr & Mrs Acker and Mrs & Mrs Dunn from Alabama for a private sightseeing tour of the Scottish Borders, Ayrshire and Paisley. The theme of the tour was a visit to places associated with Bill Acker’s ancestry. Top row – Dumfries House & Dundonald Castle Middle row – Mr & Mrs [...]


Letter of appreciation

Letter of appreciation

Borders Journeys received this lovely letter of appreciation from John, Carol & Edith Elliot following their ancestral tour to Lockerbie. It’s wonderful to know how much our visitors enjoyed their time with us learning about the people, places and traditions connected to their ancestral heritage. Further details about this tour can be found in our article [...]


The Berwickshire News

The Berwickshire News

The Berwickshire News published an article on Thursday 18th July 2013 detailing our ancestral tourism project with Queen Margaret University along with our ancestral services. Details about our ancestral tourism project can be found in our Ancestral Tourism Project with Queen Margaret University. A tailor-made ancestral tour with Borders Journeys takes our visitors on a [...]


Ancestral Tourism Project with Queen Margaret University

Ian & Claire sign the project contract

We are pleased to announce that we will be working with Queen Margaret University and Interface on a project to research the ancestral tourism market. Today Ian met with Dr Claire Seaman and Dr Miriam Smith from Queen Margaret University to sign the project contract. The project findings will be used to develop Borders Journeys’ [...]


Annandale Herald and Moffat News

Edith, John and Carol Elliot Meet Their Ancestors

Edith, John and Carol Elliot’s ancestral tour to Lockerbie has been reported in the Annandale Herald and Moffat News on Thursday 4th July 2013. Thank you Abbey Morton for your interest in this story. Further details about this tour can be found in our article Edith, John and Carol Meet Their Ancestors. A tailor-made ancestral tour with [...]


Scottish Association of Family History Societies Conference

Dumfries & Galloway FHS Stand

The 24th Annual Conference of the Scottish Association of Family History Societies was hosted by Borders Family History Society in Galashiels on Saturday 11th May 2013. The theme for the conference was “Comings and Goings, Migration and Scotland”. The conference attracted visitors and exhibitors from all over the world. Borders Journeys‘ stand received many enquiries [...]


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