Is it time you came to visit the land of your ancestors?
We will be very happy to take you and your family on a personal guided tour.
Visit the towns, villages, streets, churches, graveyards and maybe even homes of your ancestors.
Family Ulster may also be able to locate a living relative, and we will arrange a meeting where possible.
For a private individual, family or group tour use the form on the right of this page to enquire about dates.
2nd Annual Family Ulster Ancestry Research Tour 12 - 20 May 2014
For 2014 we have arranged a fantastic itinerary of research and tours throughout Ulster to suit family tree researchers and non-researchers alike.
Day 1 Belfast
Pick-up at your arrival airport or seaport and transfer to your hotel in Belfast. After check-in you will be taken on a tour of the City of Belfast. This will familiarise you with the city and introduce you to the lives of the people there, past and present.
Day 2 Titanic
Visit to the World's largest Titanic exhibition situated right beside the slipway from where that great ship was launched. Then tour the bottom of the dry dock where Titanic was fitted out.
Day 3 Famine museum Donegal
Telling the story of the great Irish Potato famine of the 1840s, you will visit the famine village of Doagh in County Donegal.
Day 4 Research and free time
For those researching their family tree in Ulster this will be the first opportunity to research with the help of a Family Ulster genealogist at The Public Record Office in Belfast
Day 5 Research or Belleek Pottery
On this day you may continue your research with a genealogist or for those not researching there will be a trip to County Fermanagh and the Belleek Pottery factory to see how this wonderful product is made.
Day 6 Ulster American Folk Park
Travel to County Tyrone and the Folk Park which tells the lives of your ancestors in Ulster in the 1700s and continuing the story on board an emigrant ship and to the New World.
Day 7 Giant's Causeway
A lovely day out at the North coast visiting the World Heiritage site of the famous Giant's Causeway. Also on the itinerary will be Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle.
Day 8 Research or free day
Last chance to research or just spend the day at your leisure buying presents or exploring as you wish.
Day 9 Home
Transfer from your hotel to your airport or port for the journey home and memories of a wonderful visit to the land of your ancestors.
For more information regarding this tour please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Ulster Tour example
An ancestral tour will give you the best understanding of the lives of your ancestors while taking in the beautiful countryside, towns and cities of Ulster.
Here are some ideas to consider while planning your visit.
We will pick you up and drop off at Belfast or Dublin airports or ports for transfer to your accommodation. We can arrange accommodation for you using our local knowledge of your ancestors and the best locations to stay.
While you are here, why not include a tour of the City of Belfast. A FamilyUlster guide will conduct this for you.
In addition you will probably wish to make a full day tour of the magnificent North Coast including visits to Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the World's oldest whiskey distillery at Bushmills, The World heritage site of the famous Giant's Causeway and the ancient remains of Dunluce Castle.
Research day at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast where you will be assisted in your ancestral research.
Day tour to the ancient waaled city of Derry / Londonderry including a visit to The Tower Museum.
Full day tour to Armagh, including its two cathedrals.
Full day tour to The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, County Tyrone to learn about the emigration of people from Ulster.
Free day in Belfast to explore or carry on researching
Visit to the Lakes of County Fermanagh and Belleek Pottery to see how the fine china is made.
Titanic Belfast tour - see where the great ship was built
Glens of Antrim - on the way to the Causeway see the 9 glens
Bushmills Distillery - World's oldest whiskey distillery
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - see the life of Ulster folk over the last 400 years
Derry / Londonderry - walk the ancient walls of the second city
Lakes of Fermanagh - take a boat to the early religious sites on the islands of the Fermanagh Lakes
Mount Stewart House and Gardens - see the ancestral home of one of the most influentil families in Ulster
Famine Village in County Donegal
Scotland - not so far away. Take a ferry across to the land of Robbie Burns
That's just a taste. Come and try it for yourself.