I mentioned this briefly in an article last week at http://bit.ly/2gVcoQs. Now Go Ahead Tours has released an announcement that contains many more details:

This unique portfolio of tours will offer experiences that will take travelers on a journey into their personal histories

September 11, 2017 (CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS) – Go Ahead Tours and Ancestry today announced a new portfolio of tours that will take travelers on a journey into their personal histories.

Susie W., aged 39, has been using MyHeritage since December 2015. She grew up with her mother in Papua, New Guinea. She is now married with six children. Growing up, Susie always felt that she looked and acted differently from the rest of her siblings. She asked her mother questions about her roots, but her mother always answered that Susie took after her grandmother, whom she never knew.

The trees are starting to show their Autumnal colours, which means the start of the new academic year is just around the corner. Below are some of the genealogy courses due to start shortly across the island.

Belfast Genealogy - Trace your family tree, an 8-week genealogy course taught by the Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Central building, Stranmillis University Collage, Belfast. Part of the college's LifeLong Learning programme.

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch, the organizers of RootsTech:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (11 September 2017)– RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference, hosted by FamilySearch, announced exciting changes to its 2018 conference schedule. The popular conference is expanding to four full days starting Wednesday, February 28, to March 3, 2018, to allow for more in-demand class offerings for all attendees while still offering content useful for innovators.

A new online database lists the names of every freeman in Norwich, a city on the River Wensum in East Anglia, England, that is approximately 100 miles (161 km) north-east of London.

Called the Freemen Registers, these records are an important resource for historians and those tracing their family history of those who lived and worked in Norwich. starting with Walter Fleighe, a butcher, in 1317.

Some newsletter readers know that I have a winter home in Orlando and have asked if I was OK and if my house was OK after Hurricane Irma passed through. I’ll post a brief note here to let those who care know about my status.

Luckily, I am safe and sound and dry in Massachusetts right now.

My Orlando next-door neighbor just called me. He says my home appears to have minor damage.

The following announcement was written by Jim McKane:

Jim McKane, founder and president of CanadianHeadstones.com is pleased to announce that the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) has agreed to assume responsibility for the operation of the corporation and its namesake website, www.CanadianHeadstones.com to ensure the continuation and growth of Canada’s premier collection of headstone photographs and transcriptions, together with its sister sites www.ObituaryNetwork.org, www.OldFamilyPhotos.ca, http://GenDexNetwork.org/ and http://CHFamilyTrees.com/.

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