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I'm Lisa Vogele, founder of Travel Your Tree. We help busy people find ancestors and walk in their footsteps!

We are professional genealogists and travel designers passionate about traveling local and in the footsteps of our ancestors to make or re-establish connections of personal, historical significance. We research your family history and produce professional genealogy reports that identify the locations your ancestors lived.

Our custom itineraries are designed to experience what daily life was like for your ancestor: their occupations, where they lived, historical context with private guides, authentic cooking experiences and more. Contact us today so we can learn about your family and inspire your future vacation destination.

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When you’re living your life and balancing obligations, time is always tight. Let us take the research and travel planning off your plate so you can enjoy the journey.

How we can work together

Genealogy Research

Building your family tree one branch at a time or assisting with your research.

Travel Design

Designing custom itineraries for fabulous ancestral experiences.

Reunion on the Road

Planning + coordinating a destination family reunion from start to finish. 

kind words from clients

  • “Lisa has been our ‘go to’ — ‘can do’ expert in helping us with many breakthrough discoveries in our genealogy. Her knowledge and tireless tenacity in investigative research is impressive, to say the least! One of the most meaningful aspects of our genealogy projects is traveling to our ancestors’ homeland, visiting their homes and churches, and connecting with living family members. Many of these experiences have been due to Lisa’s genealogy discoveries on our behalf…she’s the best!”

    LS & TS, Colorado USA
  • “My parents died when I was a kid and never knew who my Grandfather was on my Mothers’ side. It seemed to be a great mystery everyone kept to their graves. I was given a random name as a possibility but with any of my detective work, I came up empty. Working with Lisa was effortless and within a short time my mystery was solved. That name I was given was indeed my Grandfather. It’s a wonderful feeling to know your lineage not only for myself, but for my son as well. I highly recommend Lisa’s services. She’s passionate and truly enjoys connecting all the dots. The process and results help weave your life story together and it’s so enjoyable to sit back and admire the fabric of your family.”

    TM, Connecticut, USA
  • “Lisa did an outstanding job researching my lineage back several generations.  She found all sorts of interesting tidbits about my ancestors.  Interestingly, this was all confirmed when my brother had his DNA run – everything checked out for me.  Her report was thorough and included copies of many records.  I liked what she did so much that I’m having her do the same for my wife’s side of the family.  I highly recommend her – she is very knowledgeable when it comes to genealogy.”

    ST, Texas, USA
  • “Lisa is a delight to work with. She gave us beautifully organized documents and charts for both sides of our family tree that all our relatives are still talking about. Her efforts on our behalf clarified (or laid to rest!) many, many stories passed down through generations that we were never sure were accurate. Among other discoveries she made was the exact site of the chapel in Cornwall where my great-great-grandparents were married. It has given profound meaning to our European travels as we follow her findings about our ancestors and their origins. What a gift.”

    CN, Colorado, USA
  • “Lisa arranged two heritage trips to Italy for me and my family. She suggested knowledgeable local resources who spoke both English and Italian and who helped us locate lost Italian relatives. Lisa’s vast knowledge of Italy, its culture, and genealogy research methods make her the perfect resource for this type of vacation, which is becoming more popular as Americans search for their roots. Her extensive network of contacts allowed her to design the perfect trip at a very competitive price. Thank you Lisa!”

    PB, Connecticut, USA

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