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Plan your ancestry-inspired trip
to Germany without overwhelm

Learn how to plan a successful ancestry-inspired trip to Germany
So you can make the most of revisiting your ancestors’ homeland.

100 % payment free: All you need is your email address.

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Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS

Enroll in the online course when it opens!

Registration for the Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS will open in July 2024 - but only for a few days. If you join the waiting list, you will be notified via email when the course doors will open

So you can be sure not to miss the opening day.

The Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS is a self-learn online course with monthly live coachings via Zoom.

Joining the waiting list is 100 % non-binding with no obligation to buy the course later on.

But: If you decide to book the course, you will receive a special bonus only available to those who have signed up for the waiting list.

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Who will benefit from this course?

This course is PERFECT for you
if you...

1. ... are planning to travel to Germany in the near future.
2. ... would like to save time and energy by following a proven, step-by-step strategy to plan your stress-free ancestry trip to Germany.
3. … wish to learn more about your German ancestors and experience for yourself what their daily lives and emigration journeys were like.
4. … would like to avoid the disappointment of not finding out anything new about your German ancestors’ lives in the home country.

This course is NOT for you
if you...

1. ... are not planning to travel to Germany anytime soon 
2. … want to learn about genealogy or ancestry research. This course is about trip planning, not genealogy research.
3. … would like to get answers to questions related to specific ancestry research documents, complex ancestry research “brick wall” issues, old German handwriting etc.
4. ... would not like to engage in any ancestry-inspired travel activities while you are traveling in Germany.

Did you answer "yes" to at least 1 of the 4 reasons
for why the course is perfect for you?

Then it's time to join the waiting list
for the Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS!


Joining the waiting list is 100 % non-binding.

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The Germany Trip Planning
MASTERCLASS includes:

9 Self-Learn modules + BonuSES

Learn at your own pace with our videos, workbooks, checklists, and helpful templates to fill in.

Private
Facebook group

Meet and discuss your questions with other course participants in our closed and private Facebook group.

monthly live calls via zoom

Ask any questions you might have about planning your trip in our Live Group Coaching Calls on Zoom*. 

*The Live Calls take place on a weekday (most likely on a Monday) around lunch time in the US, evening time in Germany (1 pm Eastern time = 7 pm Germany time). There will be one live call per month. Since you have access to the course for 12 months, you can join a total of 12 calls. Don't worry if you can't join a call: Every call will be recorded, so you can watch the recordings in your course interface at any time that suits you.

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What you will learn in the
Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS:

Before you complete this course:

1. You want to travel to Germany on an ancestry-inspired trip, but since there are so many different options on what to do, how to get around and where to stay, you feel overwhelmed. Because of this, you don’t know where to start and postpone or (worst case scenario) even cancel your trip to Germany.
2. You know that your ancestors were from Germany, but you don’t know much about their lives back in the home country. You are wondering: Why did they decide to emigrate? How did they live back in Germany? And what was their emigration experience like?
3. You do not have the time for planning an in-depth itinerary for your Germany trip or simply run out of time before you depart for Germany, which causes "last minute stressing out".
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After you've completed this course:

1. In the 9 modules of the course, you followed a proven step-by-step guide of how to plan your trip. By dividing all the important decisions into manageable portions, you got one thing done at a time. Now you can be sure that you did not forget anything important.
2. By working through modules 4 and 5, you gained a lot of background information on the time periods that your ancestors lived through as well as which historical events formed the culture and traditions in Germany. Now you feel well-prepared for the experiences on your trip. 
3. By joining our online course, you took a shortcut that saved you a ton of time googling to find all important information yourself. Now, you have more time and peace of mind to look forward to walking in your ancestors' footsteps.
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100 % non-binding. There is no obligation to buy the course when it opens.

Sneak peak into the online course:

The Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS has
9 easy-to-use modules

Here is an overview of the 9 video modules that will teach you everything
you need to know
for planning your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany.

Module 1: 

Your journey begins!

Welcome on board! Learn how the live coaching calls work and get to know your fellow travelers in our private Facebook group.

Your first steps in the course interface
Meet your tour guide (Sonja Irani) and your fellow ancestry-inspired travelers in our exclusive Facebook group
10 mindset tips for planning your ancestry-inspired trip
Bonus: Kickoff Live Coaching Call on Zoom with tour guide and course instructor Sonja Irani (opportunity to ask any questions you might have about planning your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany)
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Map of Germany

Module 2: 

Willkommen in Deutschland!
(Welcome to Germany!)

We will give you an helpful overview of everything there is to see and do on your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany, including:

Geographical overview of all regions in Germany
(Ancestry-inspired) things to do in Germany
The year in Germany: seasons, weather and (regional) festivals
Bonus: Ancestral Travel Guide eBook to Germany (100 pages of travel inspiration for ancestry-inspired things to do and see in every region in Germany!)

Module 3: 

Your journey to Germany

It's time to get organized and get a clear focus on what you want to achieve during your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany. 

Define the goals and budget for your trip
Your travel options explained: how to find trustworthy sites to book flights, accommodations, tours and transport; how to drive in Germany; how to use the train system etc.
Time Management (yes, even if you are on vacation or precisely BECAUSE you are on vacation!)
Bonus: Workbook for planning your customized trip inspired by your German ancestors
Travel passport and Euro bank notes
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Module 4: 

Your ancestor's journey from Germany

Next, we travel back in time and take a closer look at your German ancestors. 

Reasons for emigration (push and full factors) and the typical emigration journeys from Germany to America
German surnames explained (What's in a name? And how German is your surname?) 
Find and plan a visit to your German hometown(s)
Find and contact your "allies" (local tour guides, historians, heritage societies, living relatives and so on...) 

Module 5: 

History & Culture of Germany

To get a better understanding of the times, in which your German ancestors lived, we will get an overview of 400,000 years of German history and culture in this chapter. 

The history of Germany in 10 chapters: From the very first Germans (Neanderthals, Homo sapiens & Co.) to the modern-day Germany you will experience on your trip.
How German culture and customs have evolved over time
Bonus 1: Short story eBook:  Follow 10 gripping short stories of emigrants and immigrants to Germany that really make history come to life!
Bonus 2: Monthly Live Coaching Call on Zoom with tour guide and course instructor Sonja Irani on modules 2-5 and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about planning your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany
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Euro coins and bank notes

Module 6: 

Refine your travel options

In this module, we revisit and refine our options from modules 2 and 3 in more detail to make final booking decisions. 

Your travel options revisited (transportation, activities, accommodation, guides etc.)
Documents, insurances, current entry requirements etc.
Potential travel problems and how to overcome them
Bonus: German language crash course for ancestral travelers and PDF "cheat sheet" to take with you on your trip

Module 7: 

Create your perfect itinerary

You now have a good overview of everything, you can move confidently to the final planning stage: Creating your own day-by-day travel itinerary and finalizing your bookings.

Plan out each day and your (ancestry-inspired) activities
Plan and finalize your itinerary and budget
Bonus 1: Itinerary template to fill in with all planned activities, accommodations, transport, budget etc.
Bonus 2: Special discount for our in-person 3-day emigration-themed guided group tours in Bremen and northern Germany (various departure dates in 2024 / 2025)
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Module 8: 

Get ready for boarding

For the last steps leading up to your trip, we prepared checklists. So you can be sure that you will not forget anything important and look forward to your trip with peace of mind.

What to pack and how to pack 
Last preparations at home 
Bonus 1: Packing checklist to make sure that you do not forget anything important to take with you on your trip.
Bonus 2: Last preparations checklist for everything you need to prepare for the time you are not at home. 

Module 9: 

Create memories that last a lifetime!

With the trip itinerary created and all bookings made, you can sit back, relax and look forward to making memories on your trip. 

Make the most of your time on the ground in Germany
The best ways to share your memories and findings with friends and family after you return home
Bonus 1: Checklist for everything to keep in mind during and after your trip in order to make the most of your memories
Bonus 2: Monthly Live Coaching Call on Zoom with tour guide and course instructor Sonja Irani on modules 6-9 and the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about planning your ancestry-inspired trip to Germany
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Wait! there is more...

Your special bonus contents

Save time and money! In addition to the learning videos in the 9 course modules, you will receive the following Bonus contents:

1. Workbook for planning your personal and customized trip itinerary inspired by your German ancestors
2. Ancestral Travel Guide eBook to Germany (100 pages of  travel inspiration for ancestry-inspired things to do and see in every region in Germany!)
3. Trip Planning Checklists including a packing list, a last preparations list, a checklist for everything to keep in mind during and after your trip and more.
4. German language crash course for ancestral travelers
5. Short story eBook: 10 stories of emigrants and immigrants to Germany that make history come to life!
6. Helpful templates (Word, Excel and Google Sheets) for planning your itinerary and your travel budget
7. Special discount for our in-person 3-day emigration-themed guided group tours in Bremen and northern Germany (various departure dates in 2024 and 2025)
Exclusive Bonus for those who joined the waiting list: Special discount of $100 off the regular course price
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Take the shortcut to your Germany trip with our step-by-step planning tutorials!

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The Germany Trip Planning
MASTERCLASS includes:

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9 Self-Learn modules + BonuSES

Learn at your own pace with our videos, workbooks, checklists, and helpful templates to fill in.

Private
Facebook group

Meet and discuss your questions with other course participants in our closed and private Facebook group.

monthly live calls via zoom

Ask any questions you might have about planning your trip in our Live Group Coaching Calls on Zoom*. 

*The Live Calls take place on a weekday (most likely on a Monday) around lunch time in the US, evening time in Germany (1 pm Eastern time = 7 pm Germany time). There will be one live call per month. Since you have access to the course for 12 months, you can join a total of 12 calls. Don't worry if you can't join a call: Every call will be recorded, so you can watch the recordings in your course interface at any time that suits you.

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+ Your exclusive waiting list bonus:

The waiting list is non-binding. There is no obligation to buy the course later on.
But: When you decide to enroll in the online course in July 2024,
you will receive the following special bonus:

EXCLUSIVE WAITING LIST BONUS:

A discount of $100 off the regular course price

Secure your $100 discount now!

Pay as you Plan

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When the online courses opens in July 2024, you can decide
to pay for your investment in one payment or by installments. 

So it's easy to choose the payment option that best fits your needs.

The normal price of the course is $999 as shown below.


However, if you join the waiting list, you will get an exclusive discount of $100!

With the discount, the price will be $899 for a one-off payment,
$ 154 if you decide to pay in 6 months installments,
and $78 if you decide to pay in 12 months installments.

pay in
one payment

$999

One Payment (Net)

Price excludes sales tax

(Total Net Price: $ 999)

6 Months installment

$168

per month (net)

Price excludes sales tax

(total net Price: $ 1,008)

Include the main benefits of your most basic plan in this section. 

12 Months installment

$85

per month (net)

Price excludes sales tax

(total Net Price: $ 1,020)

Include the main benefits of your most basic plan in this section. 

Attention! Registration opens for just a few days in mid-July 2024.

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Our 14-day money-back guarantee
(100 % Risk Free)


When you decide to buy the online course and invest in planning a stress-free ancestry trip, you will receive a 14-day return guarantee from us! 

We will then issue a full refund of the amount you paid. No questions asked!

So if you are not happy with the course or the program is just not right for you, simply send us an email to:

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Chat Germany travel plans over a cup of coffee ...
... for just $2.74 a day!

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The course price ($999) divided by 365 days (the amount of days in one year), is $2.74.
It’s even less ($2.46) with the special discount price of $899 for those who joined the waiting list.
Instead of this being what you pay for your daily "coffee to go", imagine that for just $2.74 a day, you can embark on a captivating journey to your German roots!
Get answers to all your burning travel planning questions in our monthly live coaching calls with German native and ancestral travel expert Sonja Irani (or the watch the recordings if you can’t make it to the live call).
Discuss your travel plans with many more like-minded ancestral travelers in our private Facebook group for the course participants.
So grab your favorite coffee (or any other delicious drink that you like), sit back, relax, and start making your ancestry-inspired dream trip to Germany become a reality from the comfort of your home!

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Meet your guide:
Sonja Irani

Hallo! My name is Sonja Irani and I am a tour guide and tour operator for ancestry-inspired travel based in Bremen, northern Germany.

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 ancestry adventure trip to Germany? Let’s plan it together with the upcoming 
Germany Trip Planning MASTERCLASS.

Deine Sonja

(Yours Sonja)

Plan your Germany dream trip with me!

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FAQ

We answer your most
frequently asked questions

Is joining the waiting list free?

Yes, joining our waiting list is absolutely free, non-binding and with no obligation to buy the course later on.

Is there any advantage of joining the waiting list?

Yes, there are several benefits! If you decide to buy the course, you will receive an exclusive bonus only available to those that were on the waiting list when the course launches. Also, once the registration for the next course opens, you will be among the first to get notified via email. So you can make sure not to miss the launch date of the next online course. 

Can I get a refund if I am not happy with the course?

We offer a voluntary 14-day money back guarantee. Just let us know by writing an email to support@myancestorsjourney.com and we will fully refund you.

How long is the course duration?

Once the course opens, the official running time is 3 months or 12 weeks (in line with the 3 monthly live coachings that cover all modules of the course). However, you will have access to all course contents for 12 months , so you can complete it in your own time.

Can I purchase now and start later?

Yes, you can purchase the course once registration opens in June 24 and complete it whenever you like within a 12-month period. You will have access to the course for 12 months and have the possibility to exend it even further if you wish to do so. 

Will I learn about genealogy research in this course?

Please note that this course is about ancestry-inspired trip planning only. We will cover how to find your ancestral hometowns, living relatives and specialized tour guides in this course. But we will not cover any genealogy or ancestry research questions related to specific documents, complex ancestry research “brick wall” issues, old German handwriting or anything similar. 

Is this course suitable for all skill levels or do I need to have done in-depth ancestry research before?

Generally speaking, the course is open to all skill levels and you technically do not need to have done any ancestry research beforehand. Some people just know that their ancestors were from Germany and want to travel to Germany just to experience being in the country themselves. But, if you do plan to visit your ancestral hometown(s) and other places where your ancestors have been or where you can learn more about their lives, we do recommend that you have done some basic ancestry research beforehand. More on that in the next question.

I don't know where my ancestor was from in Germany. Can you help me?

Yes. We will cover how to find your ancestral hometown(s) in module 4 (Your Ancestor's Journey). Please note though that in order for finding your ancestral hometown, you will need to have done some basic ancestry research beforehand. You will need to have some sort of documents, ideally emigration papers, which state where your ancestor came from at the time they boarded the ship overseas.

Is this course for Americans only?

The course has been designed primarily for US-Americans who have German ancestors. However, you can also take it if you are from another part of the world (for example Canada or Australia) and plan a trip to Germany to learn more about your German ancestors.

How long will I have access to the course?

Once you bought the course, you will have access to it for 12 months.

If I want more support after a year, can I renew?

Yes, there will be a possibility to extend the time period that you will have access to the course for an extra charge. More on that once the course begins.

Will I have access to all course contents at once?

Because we are offering a 14-day money-back guarantee, you will only have access to the first modules (1-4) once the course starts. Modules 5-9 and the bonus content will be unlocked after this 14-day period is over. However, you have the option to waive your 14-day money-back guarantee. This will then unlock all modules and bonus contents at once. If you wish to do so, simply write us an email to support@myancestorsjourney.com. 

Can I pay in installments?

Yes, you can. You can choose to either pay the course amount in one single payment, in 6 monthly payments over 6 months or in 12 monthly payments over 12 months.

Is my payment secure?

Absolutely. For the payment processing, we partnered up with Elopage – a trusted and specialized payment partner for digital products from Germany.

How and where can I ask individual questions about planning my trip?

During the 7-week period after the course launch date, we will have 3 live live coachings. These will be online calls via Zoom with all course participants attending. You will also have the option to ask specific questions in our closed Facebook group. Especially the Facebook group and the live calls are a great way to connect to other ancestral travelers that are planning a trip to Germany. So you can benefit from commonly asked questions as well as exchanging ideas and inspiration for planning your own, individual trip to Germany.

My question has not been answered. How can I contact you?

If you have any additional questions about the course, feel free to send an email to support@myancestorsjourney.com. We aim to reply to support emails within 48 hours Monday-Friday.

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... you want to be sure not to forget anything important 
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