Scottish Ancestral Tours


Relax and enjoy one of our private Scottish Ancestral tours

Travel round Scotland in comfort with your own personal chauffeur. Our tours are mainly in Fife, Perth and Angus.


Frances picking up clients in Glasgow

Frances, our Professional Genealogist, setting out from Glasgow on an Ancestral Tour of Stirling

Ancestral Tours

Ancestral Tours will be designed around the information you provide us with prior to your journey. Your tour, in our comfortable Range Rover,  will take you to where your Ancestors lived, worked or are buried. However in addition, visits to places of interests eg Castles, National Trust Buildings, Historic Sites, Outlander film locations etc can be included, combining your private personal Ancestral Tour with some stunning Scottish scenery and buildings. As a result you will be provided with a memorable trip to Scotland to “Walk in the Footsteps of your Ancestors”.  We are aware that for many this is the holiday of a lifetime so we want to make your experience as special as we can, providing you with a professional, quality and fun Ancestral Tour.

Near Kylesku -BScone Palace


The bonus of these trips are that friendships are formed with clients from all over the world. The following testimonial from Agnes Pavelko from America sums this up after I located her family home in Slamannan – I have since met up with Agnes and Joyce on 3 occasions.

Agnes wrote:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 When my daughter and I were making plans for a trip to find our Scottish roots in 2006, we knew we would need to find a Scottish genealogist to work with us. After several days of searching the Internet, we decided to contact Frances Black. It was a wise choice. Frances is an experienced genealogist with a vast knowledge of ancestral resources that are available in Scotland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    She is also a quiet spoken, patient lady who did not despair when it became evident that my daughter and I had a lot of disjointed facts about our ancestors and had failed to bring documented evidence. Fortunately, Frances had done her homework with material provided before the trip. We have kept in touch with Frances since our visit in 2006. In 2008 we returned to Scotland and Frances spent the day with us digging through the files at the General Registry Office. Last August (2014), we were pleased to be able to visit with Frances at the Lanarkshire Family History Conference in Motherwell. My daughter and I think of Frances as our friend, but she is also a highly qualified genealogist.

Agnes Smith Pavelko, Ocala, FL USA                 Joyce E. Pavelko, Arlington Heights, IL USA

Joyce Pavelko from America at family home in Slamannan

Joyce Pavelko from USA at Ancestral family home in Slamannan, Falkirk


Tour of FifeJeff & Cathy Thierets from Pennsylvania –  Tour of Fife of  Collessie Churchyard, Fife

Jeff & Cathy wrote:

“We wanted to send our thanks for a wonderful day. The time passed so quickly but we would not have changed a thing. You did everything we asked of you and more. You made our trip personal and quite touching”

John Bugg from Australia in Carnbee Churchyard, Fife

John Bugg from Melbourne, Australia in Carnbee Churchyard, on his Ancestral Tour of Fife

John wrote:

It was great that you had so carefully researched my families in so much detail before I arrived. With your help I could imagine what life might have been like 160+ years ago.  Many thanks also for the care that you provided me on the day. Your schedule was great and your responses to my ongoing questions most appreciated. In every way it was a very profession tour”


Jim Barker from Zimbabwe found his McEwan Ancestors Gravestone during his Tour of Galloway. Jim is very proud of his Scottish Roots and has visited often he loved the trip to Wigtownshire for his Ancestral Tour where his ancestors farmed.

Frances with Sue Mann from Adelaide while visiting St Andrews Catherdral. Sue and David loved their Ancestral  trip to North Fife tracing the “Mann” family.