Start where your ancestors started
Learn all about German emigration on one of our guided group tours through Bremen and Bremerhaven.
Our ancestry travel tours 2024:
What our previous travelers say:
“We had always dreamed of visiting our German ancestors’ homeland, and Sonja’s expert guidance and planning made our bucket list trip a reality.”
Debbie, Duane, Bernice and Doug
from Illinois, USA
“Our ancestry-themed tour of Bremen with Sonja was extremely memorable, personalized and a highlight of our Germany trip.”
Olivier and Lynn
from Boston, USA
Meet your guide:
Tour Guide specialized in German emigration history
Hallo! My name is Sonja Irani and I am a Bremen-based tour guide. As such, I specialize in ancestry-inspired and emigration-themed guided group tours in northern Germany.
In addition, I hold a Master’s degree in “Tourism Destination Development” from Dalarna University, Sweden. My Master thesis was about “the most memorable travel experiences of North American ancestral travelers to Germany”.
So when are you going on your next family heritage trip? Let’s plan it together with our upcoming online course or by booking one of our ancestry-inspired travel tours.
From 9th to 11th of June 2023, my mom Elisabeth and I were at this years’ International German Genealogy Partnership conference. The conference was held both virtually and in-person in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
Find out more about how you can connect with us virtually or in-person this year on our “Events” page.
All you need to know before you go:
The ultimate guide for your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany
Are you planning an ancestry trip to Germany, but don’t know where to start? Start with this helpful checklist! Get it straight to your inbox if you sign up for our newsletter. We will send you our weekly newsletter with plenty of tips for planning your very own ancestry-inspired adventure. You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.
Plant your tree in Germany
We believe that making a contribution to protecting our nature today will make a difference for our descendants tomorrow. That’s why we have partnered with PLANT-MY-TREE® – a local organization that plants new trees for sustainable reforestation projects all over Germany.
When you book a tour with My Ancestor’s Journey, we will automatically plant a tree in Germany for you (one tree per person included with every booking).
Coming soon: Plan your ancestry trip to Germany online course
Are you planning an ancestry trip to Germany to find out more about your German ancestors? If so, sign up for the non-binding waiting list for our new 7-week online course about planning a family heritage trip to Germany. Here is an overview of the 7 modules in the course:
Module 1: Introduction and Overview
Module 2: Your ancestor’s journey
Module 3: History and Culture
Module 4: Your ancestor’s journey
Module 5: Travel Research
Module 6: Create your itinerary and book
Module 7: Packing and last preparations
All about ancestral travel to Germany
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