This seems to be the season for genealogy cruises, and the folks at Millennia Software recently had a very successful event. Millennia is the producer of Legacy Family Tree, a leading genealogy program for Windows. The cruise certainly appealed to Legacy users although there were several genealogy presentations that were not directly related to the program.
The eastern Caribbean cruise originated in Miami, Florida, on October 16, then made stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and in Saint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, before returning to Miami.
This "genealogy theme cruise" featured seminars while the ship was at sea. The subjects included:
- Ensuring a Proper Foundation - the vital principles of research and recording your findings by Geoff Rasmussen
- Ready, Set, Go! - the steps a professional takes when beginning to work with a new Legacy database by Geoff Rasmussen, instructor
- Documentation! Genealogy without Documentation is Mythology by Jim Terry
- The Foundation for Success: Chronologies! By Geoff Rasmussen
- Legacy Companion Software by Jim Terry
- Reporting with Legacy; Sharing information Electronically by Geoff Rasmussen
- Potpourri - Questions and Answers by Dave Berdan, Ken McGinnis, Geoff Rasmussen and Jim Terry.
There were many other cruise activities, both in port and at sea. You can read the full electronic brochure at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/CruiseInfo.asp
I am told that the attendees (do we call them cruisers?) all enjoyed themselves. In fact, Millennia Software has already announced that they will sponsor another cruise next year. Several people have already signed up for the 2006 Legacy Seven-Day Glacier Cruise from Vancouver to Juneau, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Ketchikan, and back to Vancouver. If you would like to learn more about next year's Legacy Cruise, look at http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Cruise2006Info.asp.