GenTraveling to Saint-Malo

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Hello GenTravelers!

I recently read an excellent blog post at A Life Lived Full about traveling to Saint-Malo, France.  Joanne, the author, mentioned she wanted to visit Saint-Malo because her imagination was initially captured by reading about it in All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, but also because she has a family connection from that area.

If you have any plans to go GenTraveling to that area of France, be sure to take a peek at Joann’s post.  She gives an excellent overview of this fascinating walled city.  She has my attention! My husband’s roots (pretty far back) are from France.  I had to google how far from it was from his ancestral hometown of Lantheuil to Saint-Malo – only 2 hours!!!  My travel brain is spinning-planning-dreaming!

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Saint-Malo also has ferry service to Guernsey! I’ll have to make a stop there too since I’ll be in the vicinity!

If you’re planning GenTraveling like I am, start your planning by familiarizing yourself with Saint-Malo at Wikipedia (link HERE), and be sure to do as much pre-research as possible.  See what records might be available in the area by visiting the FamilySearch Wiki (link HERE).  Perhaps your people may be in the France, Brittany, Church and Civil Records, 1521-1896 database on FamilySearch!

Let me know if you have French roots and if you’ve ever traveled there, or plan to. Best of luck with your research!

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So, are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!

 

GenTraveling – Friday Finds

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Hello! I have some Fabulous Friday Finds to share with you!

All over the internet, there are articles about places where you might want to GenTravel to! Each Friday I hope to share links to some of those articles.  There might be one link, or if my time management skills are stellar that week, and I have time to hunt for more, I’ll link to more than just one. :o)

Here are this week’s:

GenTraveling to Scotland is probably on a lot of family historian’s bucket lists! Bart Barker was kind and sent me a link to his summer GenTravels.  All the posts about his trip are categorized in Scotland 2016…but my favorite was “Serendipity” — I’m a sucker for genealogical-serendipitous-type stories!

Another great site I visited had lots of travel posts.  If you plan to GenTravel in France and go to the Père LaChaise Cemetery, you’ll find interesting info at CadyLuckLeedy.com.  This blogger also put together a nice video of the cemetery.  Enjoy!

Have a great weekend! Best wishes for finding those ancestors.  Are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!

GenTraveling – Friday’s Finds

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Hello! I have some Fabulous Friday Finds to share with you!

All over the internet, there are articles about places where you might want to GenTravel to! Each Friday I hope to share links to some of those articles.  There might be one link, or if my time management skills are stellar that week, and I have time to hunt for more, I’ll link to more than just one. :o)

Here are this week’s:

Northern Alsace, France – Wonderful photos of the area!  If you are researching this area, go take a peek!

Kentucky – This site isn’t particularly a genealogy website, but the author takes Day Trips all over Kentucky and writes about her adventures and the history she learns on her trips.  She confesses to be “a sucker for courthouses, libraries, depots and historic homes”…so…it sounds like she’s one of us! :o)

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Again, lots and lots of wonderful photos, lots of local history.  Good stuff!  Hop on over if you have pedigree lines in the southwest!

Have a great weekend! Best wishes for finding those ancestors.  Are you planning your GenTraveling yet? Where do you plan to go? Be sure to share your GenTraveling Bucket list on our Bucket List Page.  GenTraveling: It’s the Real Deal Thrill!