Someone asked me about my genealogy cruise. I'm not doing one, but Wholly Genes Software is sponsoring a wonderful one including 11 hours of lectures from top-notch genealogy instructors! Read this email announcement from the folks at
www.whollygenes.com -- Myrt :)
ANNOUNCING THE 2005 GENEALOGY CONFERENCE AND CRUISE Hosted by Wholly Genes Software
You're invited to join us on a grand adventure, an educational experience, and a fun-filled voyage through the Western Caribbean while we learn about genealogical research methods, tools, and technologies from some of the most popular speakers and authorities in those fields.
We are proud to offer a first-class lineup of speakers and at least 11 hours of lectures on a wide variety of topics that are relevant to every family history researcher. Users of The Master Genealogist (TMG) (or other interested researchers) will have access to an additional 6 hours of instruction that is specific to that software.
Best of all, the conference will be conducted on a 7-night cruise which visits such exotic ports of call as Grand Cayman, Costa Maya (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico), and Belize. All lectures are scheduled while the ship is at sea so that you can spend the days at port relaxing on exotic beaches, visiting Mayan ruins, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, or participating in any number of other optional guided shore excursions.
What better environment could there be to enhance your research skills while soaking up the sun and enjoying a relaxing week-long vacation? And at prices starting at just $700 per person (including lodging, food, port fees and taxes, and attendance to all conference lectures), it will probably cost less than a week at your local Holiday Inn -- but it will be much more fun!
Scheduled speakers and presentations include:
Robert Charles Anderson, FASG
Director of the Great Migration Study Project
"Are You Sure You Have the Original?" (1 hr)
"Building a Great Migration Sketch" (1 hr)
"Genetics and Genealogy" (1 hr)
of Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
"Grandpa in Your Pocket" (1 hr)
"Blogging for Genealogists: What is a Blog
and How can it be Used in Genealogy?" (1 hr)
"Googling for Grandma" (1 hr)
"The Internet Communications Depot" (1 hr)
Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS Longtime editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly
"Battle of the Burned Courthouse: How to Solve
Your Problem Even if John Wayne Did Burn All
the County Records" (1 hr)
"Oral History, Documentary Evidence, and Core Truths:
Genealogical Standards for Success" (1 hr)
Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, CGL, FUGA, FASG President of the American Society of Genealogists
"Problem Analysis and Planning a Strategy" (1 hr)
"Proving Identity: Distinguishing Individuals of
the Same Name" (1 hr)
President of Wholly Genes Software
"Beginner: The Master Genealogist" (2 hrs)
"Intermediate: The Master Genealogist" (2 hrs)
"Advanced: The Master Genealogist" (2 hrs)
Other speakers and presentations may also be available. You will have an opportunity to rub elbows with the support staff from Wholly Genes Software and some of the most well-known leaders in the TMG community, including John Cardinal, Lee Hoffman, and Jim Byram. There will be door prizes and other surprises too!
For complete details about the speakers, lectures, ship, itinerary, and cabin pricing, please visit:
After just ONE DAY on our web site, bookings already exceeded 25% of capacity so don't wait to make your reservation or you may be disappointed. If not sold out, prices will go up after March 9th.