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November 8 Thinking of booking a family history or research trip with us to Europe? Please think fall of 2014 or later.

How to Have a Successful Family History Trip to Europe

Monday, January 30th, 2012

European Focus Private Tours provides the expertise, experience and guidance on the “Ultimate Experience,” visiting your ancestral villages or towns in Europe. Many family historians just don’t know where to start, and are not yet ready for that ultimate experience. Here are some tips from on how to get started on your quest. Begin with […]

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The time to explore family history

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Two-time traveler Jim Cooke of Virginia photographs a traditional Irish pub/store/hardware store in the town of Kingscourt, County Cavan, Ireland on October 11. Jim and his wife Betsy are combining a business trip with a pleasure excursion to see some of the areas where Jim’s ancestors lived before emigrating to New Orleans in 1850.

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Leifeste Family History in Broistedt, Germany

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

The preparations for this part of Jane and Rachel’s ancestral tour in Germany started in July, 2010 with a visit to Broistedt by James and Jenean Derheim during an extensive scouting trip they undertook between tours with other clients. A chance stop at the local newspaper stand and a helpful clerk led James to local […]

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This Couple Lives on Top of Roman History

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

May 2 I was invited to have dinner with Roland and Anne Geiger recently. As we sat in their cozy dining room heated by a wood-burning stove with our nostrils being savagely attacked by the wonderful smells coming out of the kitchen behind the wall, Roland entertained me with stories of what he has found […]

Jewish History in Pittigliano, Tuscany

Friday, May 11th, 2012

May 10 There was once a flourishing Jewish community in this fortified Tuscan village. Kicked out of the Papal States (those areas immediately surrounding Rome) by Popes in the 16th century, a large settlement developed in Pittigliano where they were given protection by the local ruling family. In ‘Little Jerusalem’ there can be seen many […]

Visiting Cousins in Grafshaft Veldenz, Germany

Monday, August 11th, 2014

August 11 Give us 11 months to prepare for a family history trip and you just never know what you are going to experience. How about stepping foot into the house where your great-grandmother lived as a little girl? What about wine tasting with cousins, who by the way, also make that wine? What about […]

Adventures on the way in 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Updated on March 6 We will be visiting Prague in July as part of a two-week trip with a family of four from Arizona. Follow along on our adventures by saving our blog page as a favorite. March 29 to April 7: Tour for two couples, both repeat guests of European Focus, to London and […]

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