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Homeward Bound
6/1/2006
Are your thoughts escaping to your clan's native land? Make your research getaway a reality with our pointers for planning a trip to the old country.

You've visited the cemeteries where your ancestors are buried, located their homestead in America and scrolled through every roll of microfilm you could get your hands on. But somehow that's just not enough. A little voice inside you is quietly urging you follow your ancestor's path overseas — to walk the sod your forebears trod and further your family tree research.

You're not alone. Genealogists just like you make the pilgrimage to their ancestral homelands every day. There's something almost spiritual about following in your forebears' footsteps. And sometimes journeying to records repositories in your ancestral village is the only way to get the answers you've been desperately seeking.

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