Travel Tips Toolkit

Travel Tips Toolkit

WEBSITES •Babel Fish <www.babelfish.altavista.com> Translates text of about 40 sentences at a time into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian or Portuguese. •FreeTranslation.com <www.freetranslation.com> Instant translation from English into Spanish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian or Portuguese. •WorldGenWeb <worldgenweb...

WEBSITES

Babel Fish

<www.babelfish.altavista.com> Translates text of about 40 sentences at a time into French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian or Portuguese.

FreeTranslation.com

<www.freetranslation.com> Instant translation from English into Spanish, French, Italian, German, Norwegian or Portuguese.

WorldGenWeb

<worldgenweb.org> Growing site aiming to do for the world what USGenWeb <www.usgenweb.org> does for US genealogy.

YourDictionary.com

<www.yourdictionary.com> Links to dozens of dictionaries in languages from Afrikaans to Zulu.

BOOKS, NEWSLETTERS AND SOFTWARE

Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources edited by Alice Eichholz (Ancestry)

The Handybook for Genealogists, 9th edition (Everton Publishers)

Searching on Location: Planning a Research Trip by Anne Ross Balhuizen (Ancestry)

• The Educated Traveler newsletter, Box 220822, Chantilly, VA 20153, (800) 648-5168 or (703) 471-1063, <www. educated-traveler.com>

Universal Translator translation software, deluxe version includes 30 languages. <www.languageforce.com> Windows 95 or higher.

Systran Personal translation software, <www.systransoft.com> Windows 95 or higher.

GENEALOGY TOUR COMPANIES

Ashton Drye Associates

95 Squire Place Orchard Park, NY 14127 (800) 785-7785 Specializes in arts-related tours, but developing genealogy tours of Great Britain as a sideline.

Caravella Italia

2112 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 665-1233 <www.seeitaly.com> Specializes in Jewish heritage tours of Italy.

Elderhostel

75 Federal St. Boston, MA 02110 (877) 426-8056 <www.elderhostel.org> Wide variety of tours both in the United States and abroad, aimed at older travelers.

European Focus

Box 550 Bountiful, UT 84011 (800) 401-7802 <www.eurofocus.com> Private tours of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Alsace, France, plus assistance with tours to Italy, Scandinavia and Great Britain.

Extraordinary Places

2325 NW Market St. Seattle, WA 98107 (800) 891-4706 <www.eplaces.com> Custom tours worldwide.

History America Tours

Box 797687 Dallas, TX 75379 (800) 628-8542 <www.historyamerica.com> US tours and cruises with historians.

Mir Corp

Suite 210, 85 S. Washington St. Seattle, WA 98104 (800) 424-7289 <www.mircorp.com> Tours of Eastern Europe and the Far East; offices in Russia.

P.A.T.H. Finders International

2225 Crestline Blvd. Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 754-2093 <www.pathfinders.cz> Specializes in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Routes to Roots

136 Sandpiper Key Secaucus, NJ 07094 (201) 866-4075 <www.routestoroots.com> Specializes in Jewish heritage tours to Eastern Europe; offices in Poland and the Ukraine.
 
From the Winter 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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