Family History without the faff

Family History without the faff – YourTour™ unveils ultimate live genealogy experience

A guided genealogy service for history lovers who are short on time 

London, 11 October 2023: Want to know if you have royal blood in your veins but are too busy with the day job? Curious about what great grandma did in the war, but never had time to get bogged down in the archives?  Online platforms offer access to billions of historical records, but research takes time and expertise, so for many the genealogy journey never gets started.  

All that has changed with the launch of YourTour™, a ground-breaking genealogical service designed to help those eager to uncover their history and heritage but lacking the time or ability to do the heavy lifting themselves. YourTour from Historic Productions Ltd offers one-hour online conversations with expert historians and genealogist Guides who prepare archive material and online databases to uncover the mysteries of a person’s family history and then reveal it to them during a unique live experience.  

Tom Holland, award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, comments “What a service!  Thank you so much for what was an absolutely eye-opening exploration of my forebears.  I am hugely grateful to my Guide, to her research and expertise. Amazing to discover that the Hollands can be traced all the way back to 1664, and that a great-great-grandfather on my father’s side knew Tennyson and met with a Napoleon!

Providing much more than a list of names and dates, the YourTour experience is more like visiting a museum of your own family history.  Each guided session is engaging and entertaining, connecting people with their stories, culture and traditions which make them who they are.  It’s the perfect gift for anyone with an interest in their past and because the sessions are delivered live on Zoom, the whole family can join in.  After the live session, people will be sent a detailed colour report of the findings, packed with information, illustrations and historical records, which they can keep and share with their family, or use as the starting point for further explorations.

James Hooper, founder of YourTour and Director of Historic Productions Ltd comments: “Most of us love to hear about our ancestors and the lives they lived, and knowing where we come from can also be good for us. Uncovering these stories can be time-consuming and complex, often requiring extensive research, access to historical records and some genealogical expertise. YourTour solves that problem by providing a bespoke service: doing the work for you and giving you a comprehensive, hassle-free, and totally personalised one-to-one genealogy experience as a conversation.  It is the perfect gift for anyone who loves exploring history in discussion with passionate and knowledgeable experts.

Although a great way to start a journey into the past, YourTour isn’t just for those new to genealogy; even established historians have made unexpected discoveries through YourTour. Historian, novelist and biographer Lady Antonia Fraser who has written over 30 historical books comments: “I thoroughly enjoyed taking a YourTour, exploring a part of my own family history about which I knew surprisingly little. My Guide was charming and informative, filling our hour with interesting facts and actual archival records I’d never seen previously. I would highly recommend taking - or giving - YourTour to anyone with a passion for delving into history.”           

Ben Goldsmith, financier and environmentalist, has a well-documented ancestry, but even he was surprised with what he found out; “The tour with YourTour live was one of the most illuminating, joyous things I've ever done. I knew next to nothing about my female ancestors on my mother's side and learning about these remarkable women was just wonderful.”

Each YourTour session costs £175 and lasts one hour; each participant provides some brief information about their parents (name/ date of birth etc) in advance.  To book for yourself or as a gift for others, or for further information visit

About YourTour:

Historic Productions Ltd is a company with a vision that stronger communities and relationships can be created through the innovative use of meaningful history. Formed in 2019 by experts from industry and heritage, Historic Productions now works with a wide range of individuals and businesses, producing histories that are expertly researched and emotionally beneficial. 

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