Thursday, April 4, 2013

Classes Announced for the 2013 Legacy Family Tree Cruise in September

Legacy Family Tree announced the class schedule today for the 2013 Legacy Family Tree Cruise in September.  Here is the information:
Our 10th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise to depart this September from San Diego, California, is shaping up to be our finest event ever - more cruisers, more speakers, and more genealogy classes than we've ever had! Classes will be held on the days at sea and taught by this all-star lineup of speakers:


Together they will present 25 hours of personalized genealogy education while at sea, along with some small group sessions. You will be able to meet with them during our group lunch and dinner meals, or catch up with them during the optional land excursions in:
  • San Diego, California
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Panama Canal (cruising)
  • Colon, Panama
  • Cartagena, Columbia
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Today we officially announce the class topics which offer a good mix of beginning through advanced classes:
  • Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick
  • Genealogy Secrets by Karen Clifford
  • Trace Your Roots with DNA by Megan Smolenyak
  • Discovering Jane's Roots in California, Australia, and England by Randy Seaver
  • Legacy Family Tree for your Mobile Device and other Tips/Tricks by Geoff Rasmussen
  • Think You Know How to Search Library Catalogs? Think Again! by Barbara Renick
  • Left Only a Trace by Karen Clifford
  • Find That Obituary! Online Newspaper Research by Megan Smolenyak
  • Reporting with Legacy Family Tree by Dave Berdan
  • Fact or Fantasy by Karen Clifford
  • Solving Historical and Family Mysteries with DNA by Megan Smolenyak
  • Effective Sourcing and Documentation with Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen
  • First Do No Harm then Look for Confirming Evidence by Karen Clifford
  • Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing by Megan Smolenyak
  • Keeping Your Legacy Clean: Effective Standardization and Cleanup Tools in Legacy by Ken McGinnis
  • Slow Down and Pick Up Speed by Karen Clifford
  • Giving Back: A Look at 13 Years of Genealogy Grants by Megan Smolenyak
  • Legacy Family Tree: Especially for Beginners by Geoff Rasmussen
  • Watch Geoff Live: Adding Original Source Documents to Legacy by Geoff Rasmussen
  • Digital Cemeteries and Mobile Apps by Geoff Rasmussen
  • plus small group Q/A sessions
You'll also get to meet with the Legacy Family Tree developers to share your ideas or just get the extra personalized help to get you going. We're also always available for a good game of shuffleboard!
There may be cabins still available - check the Legacy Family Tree blog post for more information.
The absolute beauty of cruises with genealogy education content is that it's like a genealogy conference with a number of speakers, held on a cruise ship while at sea, where your non-genealogy spouse can enjoy the cruise perks AND the genealogy social events with friends and colleagues, plus the tour-filled days in exotic ports.  It's a win-win-win-win vacation in my book!  
Oh, the shuffleboard games are one of the highlights, at least for me.  I have fond memories of frozen pucks, caught by the 50-knot cold wind over the top deck, curving off the court from last year!  
I am looking forward to presenting my Case Study on "Discovering Jane's Roots in California, Australia and England" to this audience.  As readers of Genea-Musings may recall, this is an excellent example of online research and crowd-sourcing that resulted in finding several more generations of my wife's matrilineal line.
Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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