Visiting Your Ancestral Town

By Carolyn Schott

Have you ever wanted to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors?

Now you can, with the help of researcher and traveler Carolyn Schott and the newly expanded third edition of “Visiting Your Ancestral Town. Schott’s strong storytelling and practical tips create an approachable guide that will inspire you to trace your family’s history and visit the towns they once called home.

Schott has been a lifelong traveler. The exploration of her own heritage has taken her to Germany, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, and Poland. Along the way, she’s sampled Zwiebelkuchen (onion tart) at a German village festival; celebrated Easter in Moldova; hiked through rural cemeteries with a broken foot; found herself in a protest in Kyiv, Ukraine; and learned to appreciate the bonding powers of a good vodka. Her experiences will encourage others to seek out the same life-changing adventures while exploring their family heritage.

The third edition includes a comprehensive guide to genealogy research, as well as new sections on getting started with DNA and experiencing the foods and daily lives of your ancestors.This is your essential toolkit for getting the most out of a trip to discover your own family roots.


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