Family History Seminars At Sea thru Royal Caribbean

October 1, 2010 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

Worldwide Cruises is inviting you to “Explore Your Roots”! Genealogy cruises are a fun way to vacation and combine educating yourself in Genealogy topics at the same time. Just imagine boarding a beautiful cruise ship and mingling with experts in the genealogical field. That is what these cruises offer – a fun educational experience with a more personal twist in meeting those who instruct you in family history topics. With the holidays around the corner, let your family know that this would make a wonderful gift or plan for your own personal vacation!

Worldwide Cruises has two events scheduled at this time. Here is information about these two exciting cruises:

June 5-12, 2011-Royal Caribbean – Freedom of the Seas, 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise (From Port Canaveral, Florida) The following will be there to lecture: Shamele Jordon, Lisa Parry Arnold, DearMYRTLE, Suzanne Russo Adams, Duff Wilson, Crista Cowan and The Ancestry Insider!!!

Here are some of the topics:

  • 10 Things Good Genealogists Can’t Live Without
  • Getting the Most from Your Subscription
  • Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged
  • Exploring Thy Quaker Roots
  • Flesh on the Bones: Placing Ancestors in Historical Context
  • There’s Method in My Madness – Proven Steps in Successful Searching
  • Tesoro! Beginning Italian Research
  • U.S. Census Research for Beginners
  • Using Newspapers & City Directories to Help Fill in the Blanks
  • Family Tree Maker for Beginners
  • Family Tree Maker Tips & Tricks
  • Adding Photos and other Media to Your Tree
  • Getting Started in African-American Research
  • Organizing Your Clutter

October 22-27, 2011, 5-night Bermuda Cruise (From Cape Liberty, New Jersey) The following will be there to lecture: Megan Smolenyak, Shamele Jordan, Lisa Parry Arnold, George G. Morgan, Lesley Anderson, Duff Wilson, Crista Cowan!

Here are some of the topics:

  • “Who Do You Think You Are?”: Behind the Scenes on TV shows
  • Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged
  • Schlepping to Emess: The Basics of Jewish Research
  • Stuck Going Backward? Move Forward: Tracing Descendants
  • Getting Started in African-American Research
  • Googling Great-Grandmom
  • Organizing Your Clutter
  • Cold Cases: Genealogists, Coroners and the FBI
  • Irish Resources – online and offline
  • English Records – searching the Parish Registers
  • Adding Photos and other Media to Your Tree Using Family Tree Maker

From their website:

“ Regardless of whether you are a novice or experienced in family history research, the Exploring Your Roots Cruise will be an informative learning experience where you will be able to hone your research skills – all while enjoying a fabulous cruise vacation!

Interest in exploring family history is a passion that is shared by millions around the world. Indulge your passion for genealogy while experiencing the pampered luxury of a 7 night Eastern Caribbean or a 5-night Bermuda cruise. Meet some of the top genealogy experts – learn from them first-hand how to improve your success in your quest for information on your ancestors; make new friends who share your interest in family history research.

All classes will be conducted by qualified professional genealogists who are anxious to show you their tips and tricks. They bring with them a wealth of information and experience that will help you get the most out of your research. You will learn how to plan your strategy, improve your research skills, use online tools, and best of all—get help to tear down those brick walls!

Seminar Bonus—Ask an Expert! – Each participant will have a private 30-minute consultation with one of our professional genealogists.

There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy your cruise vacation. Classes are only scheduled during days at sea (our latest class only runs until 2:30pm, plenty of time to catch some rays!) – no interference with shore excursions and ports of call. Evenings will be free for you to enjoy the ship’s entertainment, as well as informal social gatherings allowing you to interact with other participants and the professional genealogists.”


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