When budding travellers meet history buffs it is a perfect union for tracing a family tree. The intriguing business of constructing a thorough history of descendants is easier than it sounds with the endless resources just a mouse click away.
VisitBritain in conjunction with the genealogy website www.ancestry.co.uk found that about five per cent of North American, Australian and New Zealand tourists to the United Kingdom were embarking on ancestry tours last year.
They expect this figure to double over the next 12 months.
PR Director for www.ancestry.co.uk Simon Ziviani says the team wasn’t surprised at the increasing interest in family history.
Mr Ziviani says that the internet has made it much easier for people to access massive amounts of historical information – www.brisbanetimes.com.au