Now you can take a trip into your ancestry, thanks to a new genealogy firm in Britain, which guarantees to take people on a deluxe tour in the footsteps of their forefathers. But the ancestry ride doesn't come cheap; at £25,000 (roughly $50,000 in U.S. dollars), its billing as “luxury time travel” is appropriate.
The company, Ancestral Footsteps, is the creation of Sue Hills, the director of the hit BBC television series, Who Do You Think You Are? in which celebrities take a trip back into their past. Now Hills has formed this company to offer the same experience to non-celebrities (but with no camera crew involved).
She will create a seven-day tour of your heritage, complete with car, country house hotels, and fine food. And, of course, the several months of painstaking research which precedes it.
One of the things that she cannot guarantee is that your ancestors will prove to have been good, upstanding citizens. Indeed, she even asks you to sign a piece of paper promising not to get too upset if it turns out that your great-great-grandmother was a hooker.
You can read more at http://www.ancestralfootsteps.com/journey.html.