Friday, October 15, 2010

Go Cruising With the Ancestry Insider!!

Exploring Your Roots Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
Exploring Your Roots
Cruise on Royal Caribbean's
Freedom of the Seas

Seven fabulous nights in the Eastern Caribbean with the Ancestry Insider, DearMYRTLE, and Shamele Jordon; along with, Inc. employees Lisa Parry Arnold, Suzanne Russo Adams, Duff Wilson, and Crista Cowan.*

The “Exploring Your Roots Cruise” provides an educational lineup of classes for days when at sea. Plus, participants get a bonus 30 minute genealogical consult with one of the genealogical experts (or me).

The schedule* goes down like this:

5 June 2011 Boarding - Cape Canaveral, FL  
6 June 2011 Coco Cay, Bahamas  
7 June 2011 Day at Sea Classes 8:30am—2:30pm
8 June 2011 St. Thomas, USVI  
9 June 2011 St. Maarten  
10 June 2011 Day at Sea Classes 8:30am—2:30pm
11 June 2011 Day at Sea Classes 8:30am—2:30pm
12 June 2011 Arrival - Cape Canaveral, FL  


7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

Class topics are*

  • 10 Things Genealogists Can’t Live Without
  • How to Find What to Search Next
  • Flesh on the Bones: Placing ancestors in historical context
  • Lassie! Go for Free Genealogy Help!
  • Genealogy Internet Gems
  • 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
  • Sharing Family History with the Genealogically Challenged
  • Exploring Thy Quaker Roots
  • Getting the Most from Your Subscription
  • Schlepping to Emess: The Basics of Jewish Research
  • Stuck Going Backward? Move Forward: Tracing Descendants of Your Ancestors
  • Getting Started in African-American Research
  • Googling Great-Grandmom
  • Organizing Your Clutter


The Freedom of the Seas has lots of onboard cool stuff for us old geezers.

Stuff for us old geezers Stuff for us old,
crazy geezers
Cooking Academy FlowRider onboard surfing
Whirlpools that hang out in midair H20 Zone water park
Johnny Rockets 50s-style restaurant Rock-climbing wall
Ice-skating rink Full-size Everlast boxing ring
Portofino Italian Restaurant Sports Pool
Extensive WiFi capabilities (I hope it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg) Casino Royale (Yah I’m calling you crazy. Don’t make me show you that Everlast place.)
Sorrento’s pizza Fitness Center and Day Spa
“Full-size” flat screen TVs in every stateroom (I especially enjoy watching the Titanic Channel. No, you silly person. It’s the bow camera where you get to see what Kate Winslet saw leaning off the front of the boat.) Full-size sports court (What the heck is a “sports court”? I guess if you make it up, you also get to decide what “full size” means.)
Included in your cruise price is most meals (gourmet 5-course dining room, buffet dining, or room service!) Themed bars and lounges, Vintage wine bar, Boleros Latin-themed lounge (where the cruise company makes most of their money—except from teetotalers like me)
9-hole miniature golf course (with the biggest water hazard you’ll ever see!) Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop (where the cruise company makes most of their money off me.)
Chops Grille  


I hope to see you there!

For more information,

* Itineraries, genealogists, and class topics are subject to change without notice. Check with Lynn for changes prior to purchasing your cruise. Exploring Your Roots classes and consulting are available only by ticketing through Lynn or the Exploring Your Roots Cruise website.

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