There are 114 days from today, October 13, before we leave aboard the Voyager of the Seas for the 4th Unlock the Past cruise.
Are you ready?
No, I don’t mean you should start madly packing clothes (but do remember your USA electrical adaptors! Power boards are not allowed)
I mean genealogically ready for the cruise!
There are eleven official Research Help Zone sessions scheduled for:
- one on one or small group sessions with an expert
- special interest groups (some will be be listed in advance others can be added on the cruise)
- a few special interest topics
On this cruise there is a fantastic range of presenters (more details about each of them) There is a huge range of expertise here!
|Chris Paton at the Research Help Zone 2nd Cruise|
As well as the eleven official Research Help Zone sessions there are other opportunities to talk with the presenters (with their agreement) and also your fellow passengers.
Also remember we are going to a number of cities, cities where there are Archives, State Libraries and Family History Societies! Do you have research in these areas? Or a cemetery that you would like a photo of a headstone?
Have you thought about spending some time in those repositories during your shore time?
Do you know what you want to research there? Have you checked the catalogue? Have you checked the opening hours? (remember opening hours can change at short notice!) Are you able to order ahead so it is ready for you on arrival to maximise your research time.
Do you have relatives or people researching your family at those locations who you could meet and share information?
So with 114 days to go, now is the time to start your Genealogical Cruise preparations!