Research and Heritage Tours Poll

Here are the results of our 18th Unlock the Past poll - What kind of research or heritage tours would you consider joining? Seventy-eight people voted casting a total of 422 votes.

The most popular tour was a research tour of Ireland (45%) though all similar tours in Britain and the one to Salt Lake City had a good response. As well, there is good interest in doing special custom tours of ancestral places (21%). The cruise of 7-8 days (22%) proved the most popular of the cruise options while the WWI Western Front (24%) was the most strongly supported battlefield tour. Though many said they preferred to travel by themselves (20%), there was very strong interest (46%) in doing a combination tour plus free time. The full results and comments are listed below - just those options getting a positive response from more than 20 percent of the voters are included in the graph.

 

 Tour                                               # votes      % voters

  • Research tour London                          32              41.0
  • Research tour Scotland                         30             38.5
  • Research tour Ireland                            35             44.9
  • Research tour Salt Lake City                   22             28.2
  • Research tour Australian cities                12             15.4
  • Research tour New Zealand                     7               9.0
  • Research US & Britain combined             15             19.2
  • Battlefields WWI Gallipoli                        12             15.4
  • Battlefields WWI Western front              19             24.4
  • Battlefields WWII Australia                       8             10.3
  • Battlefields WWII Britain                          3               3.9
  • Battlefields WWII Europe                        9             11.5
  • Battlefields WWII Pacific war                    6              7.7
  • Battlefields WWII North Africa                  9             11.5
  • Battlefields Boer War South Africa             7              9.0
  • Battlefields Vietnam                                6              7.7
  • Other Wars (list in Notes)                        3              3.9
  • Conf-cruise Australia 2-3 days                  15            19.2
  • Conf-cruise 7-8 days                               17            21.8
  • Conf-cruise Aust/NZ 14-16 days               11            14.1
  • Conf-cruise Britain/Europe                       12            15.4
  • Conf-cruise out of the US                        4               5.1
  • Conf-cruise other (list in Notes)                 1              1.3
  • Special custom ancestral places                16            20.5
  • Special Huguenot tour France                   6              7.7
  • Special Australian mining centres              14            18.0
  • Special Convict tours                              17            21.8
  • Special Norfolk Island                               9             11.5
  • Prefer to travel by myself                        16            20.5
  • Prefer to do tour + free time                  36             46.2
  • Would not consider a tour                        3              3.9
  • Other                                                   10            12.8

Other comments

  • American Revolutionary War
  • Don't forget Wales! Also migration routes into and through US in 1800s - eg mine workers, railway workers.
  • I have a particular interest in mining in Wallsend in NSW and Wallsend in England. Would be great to know what records are specifically available and where they are held. Milne Bay in PNG is also of great interest.
  • Cruise to any location I haven't been to that includes a genealogy element on days at sea but, please, choose better quality ships.
  • Would like to do a conducted tour of where a convict would have gone once he hit Port Jackson. Visit historic sites like jails, Parramatta etc.
  • North Yorkshire
  • my age would deter me unfortunately
  • Local Cemetery Tour
  • Cruise from USA back to Australia
  • Graveyards and monuments

Where the voters came from

  • Australia - 71
  • Ireland - 1
  • New Zealand - 2
  • Unknown - 4

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