Discover your Welsh Ancestoral family historic roots!
Boutique Tours can assist you right here in North Wales to discover your ancestors. Based on your own family research, we can help plan the perfect family tour to help you trace your family roots here in North Wales. We can tailor make your visit for you and help you come into contact with your ancestors and relations, so that hopefully you can take away some of your very own unforgettable memories of your family history.
Allow us to help with local research as we plan your ancestral tour visit.* We also have access to the local registers and records and can undertake research to help with the success of your visit. So if you have names, dates, locations, job titles, we can hopefully assist you and help in putting together the trace and complete the mystery and jigsaw with the missing pieces.*
Where possible, we can also help and assist you to identify and find locations, plus help you explore and visit actual family sites. From homes where they lived, to churches and chapels of marriage, grave sites and working locations. If it is still standing we will attempt to help you find these sites and locations.
In and around the places that we visit, we can also build in stops for lunch and if required build some sightseeing into your visit as well.
*We can provide advance recognisance searches for a daily fee, so that when you arrive, your day is mapped out with locations and even access to local records.
ANCESTRAL TOUR GALLERY
To date we have been successful and most international visitors have been over-whelmed by the success helping to trace their family ties here in North Wales. Here are just a few testimonials of the delighted folks who hired our specialist ancestral tour services here in North Wales
“Highly recommended – Boutique Tours for Genealogy Tour & General Site Seeing”
Christine Gistaro from Virginia, USA
Mr & Mrs Woodard from Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Mr & Mrs Harter from Oregon, USA:
My husband’s family came out of Wales in the late 1700’s and he has always wanted to go there and explore the countryside. We were trying to figure out how to make this trip work when we stumbled across the Boutique Tours listing on TripAdvisor. Everything we read sounded good, so we got in touch with John to discuss our options and ended up booking him to be our guide for 3 days. It was a good decision. We spent one day exploring Anglesey, where John had pre-scouted some amazing family history sites for us to see – including the decrepit wreck of an old family farmhouse which is being restored by a very brave young couple. John was such good company that being with someone else didn’t feel intrusive at all, but he also made a point of giving us “alone” time by dropping us off for walks by ourselves and then allowing us to take our time walking to where he would be waiting for us. He never made us feel rushed. So if you are headed to North Wales (and we highly recommend it), we give two “thumbs up” to John Hadwin and Boutique Tours of North Wales.
John Larder from New Jersey, USA:
John research, based upon information we were able to provide beforehand, led him to the churchyard where my wife’s great great grandfather and related family members were interred in the 1800’s. He found the tombstones for us. Since there is still an active old stone church on the site, John even arranged for us to meet the vicar of the parish. Leaving no stone unturned, John had researched the local archive records and found the record of burial of great great grandfather. This was quite an emotional experience!
Blair and Ann Jones from Georgia, USA:
After researching our options for private ancestral tours in North Wales, we decided to book with Boutique Tours and it was the best decision we could have made …. we saw more breathtaking scenery and wonderful sites with John Hadwin than we ever could have hoped to see on our own. John actually found records of our ancestors and produced copies of the original records and found locations of where our ancestors had lived. It was truly amazing to actually stand where they once lived! John’s knowledge of North Wales was excellent and his enthusiasm really made our trip all the more enjoyable. His touring vehicle was not only very comfortable but had large windows which made viewing the scenery all the better as we drove around the Snowdonia National Park. We highly recommend touring with John Hadwin for anyone wanting to visit North Wales … you’ll be glad you did!”
Mr & Mrs Courtner from Arizona, USA
You helped uncover a location of a former place of work and residences off the beaten track on the Island of Anglesey. Other members of the family had made previous visits to North Wales and this was a new discovery standing at the house where our great grand parents lived and also at their place of work.
John and Doris Leffler from California, USA:
Thank you for making our Ancestral Tour such a memorable and pleasurable experience. You researched her Roberts ancestry well in advance in preparation for the meaningful tour you planned for us. We appreciate very much the work you did for this tour. You researched the records, finding the burial record of our ancestors – Thomas Roberts, taking us to the church he attended and where he was buried and showed us the area where he and his family lived. The surprise you prepared and presented to Doris was most meaningful. This was truly an emotional connection to family ancestry. In addition to the ancestral portion of the tour, we enjoyed the many beautiful Welsh sites we visited throughout the day and our stop for lunch along the way.