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BOOK - Family History Trippin': A Guide to Planning a Genealogy Research Trip
By Thomas MacEntee
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia , 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc.

Softcover...15.50 (C$)

Whether you've been researching your family history for over 20 years or you are just getting started, there comes a time when you need a trip to assist you in your research.

There are many options available to genealogists: some within the genealogy community and others in the greater travel industry that can be adapted for research trips.

  • About the book
  • Your free gift
  • What type of traveller are you?
  • Preparation and packing
  • Preferred mode of transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Expenses
  • Emergencies and last minute changes
  • Planning your trip: formula for success
  • Off the beaten path
    • Genealogy cruises
    • Genealogy society research trips
    • Genealogy conferences
    • Do your research
  • Look for travel details
    • Timing
    • Collect information
    • Get notified
    • Points and perks
  • A genealogist's packing list
    • Items to print
    • Technology
    • Miscellaneous
  • Stuff happens - backup plans and emergencies
    • Weather
    • Air travel
    • Train travel
    • Car travel
    • Call home
    • Health emergencies
  • Preserving your research and memories
    • Create a travelogue
    • Use folders and binders
    • Scan and digitise
    • Note what worked and what didn't
    • More writing projects
    • Follow up on social media
  • Travel apps and websites you should know
    • Planning
    • Air travel
    • Train travel
    • Car travel
    • Travel emergencies
    • Stay in touch
    • Food
    • Accommodation
    • Get you geek on
    • Fun stuff
  • Conclusion
  • Resource List
    • Australian sites
    • New Zealand sites
    • US sites
Paperback: 28 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Illustrations (colour)
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
ISBN 9781921956362

About the author: Thomas MacEntee

Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. He lives in Chicago. As well as being a genealogy professional, Thomas is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. He has built his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy and also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavour, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who likes to teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. He offers a variety of skills and services to others: speaking and lecturing, education, self-publishing, marketing, networking, market analysis, coaching, mentoring, and entrepreneurship. Thomas has written seven books and is editor of close to 100 books and guides.

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