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April 15-23, 2018

An 8-Night Eastern Caribbean Genealogy Cruise

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This will be an 8-night genealogy cruise, hosted by Gary and Diana Smith. Other speakers will include Donna Moughty, and Dick Eastman. If you would like to join this fun group of genealogy cruisers, you might want to mark April 15-23, 2018, on your calendar.

The 2018 Eastern Caribbean Genealogy Cruise will be on board the Celebrity Equinox and will sail the Eastern Caribbean. It holds 2,850 passengers. The Equinox was voted the "Best Overall Cruise (Large Ship)" by the Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards in 2015. You can learn more about the Celebrity Equinox at https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-equinox.

Departing from Miami, the Celebrity Equinox will stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Nassau, Bahamas. It will return to Miami on April 23.

The days at sea will be filled with genealogy presentations. This year's theme is, "Pilgrims, Pioneers, and Aliens Genealogy."

Of course, every day on this cruise will feature all the other activities found on first-class cruise ships. And then there is the food…

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If you book any Ocean View, Balcony, Concierge, or Aqua Class Stateroom between now and Oct 31, 2017, you will receive FREE, your choice of two (2) of the following amenities:

Classic Beverage Package for 2 people (per stateroom)
Includes Spirits, Cocktails, Beer & Wine plus Sodas, Bottled Water, Specialty Coffees with All Gratuities Included

Onboard Credit - $150.00 per person (Guests 1&2)

Prepaid Gratuities for 2: Covers stateroom attendants, dining room waiter, assistant waiter and Head waiter.

Unlimited Internet Package

Even better, if you book any suite, you will receive all four (4) amenities.

For more information about this year’s genealogy cruise, look at: http://bit.ly/2xq16P7. Then contact Herb of CruiseEverything at 800-959-7447.


The Alaska cruise, 7-14 September 2018 on Royal Caribbean‘s Explorer of the Seas

Adelaide, South Australia, 17 May 2017 – Unlock the Past Cruises announces its 2018 cruise – an opportunity to discover more about your family history while in great company and visiting great destinations.

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The Alaska cruise, 7-14 September 2018 on Royal Caribbean‘s Explorer of the Seas will leave from Seattle, visiting Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska and Victoria, British Columbia over 7 days.

The conference program will feature 40–45 talks in three streams from an international team of 12–15 speakers. No talks will occur when in port or during scenic cruising. An optional full day extra seminar is being considered the day before the cruise to offer additional value to the many who will travel from a distance. This will feature leading north American speakers and a different program.

The featured presenters on the cruise are:

  • Chris Paton (Scotland) – Chris is one of the most sought after presenters in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, Canada and the US. He has written many books (including nine for Unlock the Past) and numerous articles for genealogy magazines.
  • Dick Eastman (United States) – Dick is widely known internationally for his Eastman’s online genealogy newsletter. He has been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years and has worked in the computer industry for over 40 years in hardware, software, and managerial positions.

Other speakers are Dr Janet Few and Caroline Gurney from England, Jan Gow from New Zealand, Shauna Hicks, Eric and Rosemary Kopittke, Mike Murray and Helen Smith from Australia and Cyndi Ingle from the United States. More will be announced.

For details, bookings and registration of interest go to http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/alaska. US Passport holders have the option of booking with our US travel agent partner, Cruise Planners: O’Connell Travel.

Some comments on previous cruises:

A genealogy conference on the high seas? Not only do you get all the fun of a regular cruise, you have the opportunity to network with other family historians from all over the world. The best part: the lectures and educational presentations are offered by some of the leading speakers in the genealogy industry. And Unlock the Past Cruises has the best selection of destinations and speakers hands down! – Thomas MacEntee, United States, 4th cruise presenter

Only one thing beats a good genealogy conference, and that is a genealogy conference that offers a chance to see a bit of the world, to enjoy some top class entertainment, and above all else, meet many other people sharing a similar interest. It’s also the perfect family holiday, with plenty of fun activities for your partner and kids to get up to on board whilst you’re attending conference sessions! – Chris Paton, Scotland, 2nd, 4th and 8th cruise presenter

About Unlock the Past

Australian based Unlock the Past was established in 2009. It is the event and publishing division of Gould Genealogy & History which has served family and local historians since 1976. It is a collaborative venture involving an international team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners to promote history and genealogy through innovative major events and a new publishing brand. It also maintains general and events directories online.


5th Annual Heritage Books Genealogy Conference & Cruise to Bermuda Sep. 2—9, 2018 on Celebrity's Summit leaving from Cape Liberty, NJ

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Join us for an educational and fun-filled voyage on the cruise ship Celebrity Summit when it leaves from Cape Liberty, New Jersey, and sails to King's Wharf, Bermuda, while we learn about genealogical research methods, sources, and tools from some of the foremost speakers in those fields — ​Audrey Collins; Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG; Paul Milner; David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA; and Craig R. Scott, CG.

You will be among friends, old and new, as well as among fellow researchers from around the world as you soak up new knowledge and skills through a lecture series that rivals any regional or national genealogy conference, but at one remarkably low price that includes meals, taxes, port charges, onboard entertainment, and conference events!

As popular as our lecture series is, many veterans of our conference value something else even more — the opportunity to share a meal with a world-class genealogist or to schedule one-on-one time with the experts to discuss their specific research challenges. Come armed with your records and be prepared to hear about new resources, repositories, finding aids, and research methods that will help you to break down those brick walls. Some people find these private consultations alone to be worth the trip!

To learn more or book your cabin today, please visit: http://www.hbgenealogycruises.com/bermuda-2018


This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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