One of the better activities of the year is joining a genealogy cruise to exotic locations. One of the more popular annual cruises is sponsored by Wholly Genes. I have been on these cruises and can report they are great. In fact, you can read my written report of last year's cruise at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2007/11/report-on-the-w.html or watch the video at http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_conferences.php?bctid=1332210438.
If you would like to join this year's cruise, now is the time to make reservations. The following is an extract from the latest Wholly Genes newsletter:
The registration deadline for the 2008 Genealogy Conference and Cruise is July 12th, little more than a month away! Don't miss your chance to join us on the grand Caribbean Princess as we sail from New York to St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Thomas, and San Juan, October 26th - November 2nd. Along the way, you'll have access to 12 of the most knowledgable and popular professionals in the genealogical community, including in lectures, one-on-ones, shared meals, roundtables, and social events.
As if a week-long genealogy conference that rivals many land-based events wasn't enough, you'll also hear from many of the most experienced TMG users in the world, including Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Jim Byram, Lee Hoffman, and the Wholly Genes Tech Support staff. There will be lectures about TMG and its companion products and you will be able to pick the brains of the experts in one-on-ones and many other scheduled events.
With base prices starting at just $843 per person, you'd spend more for a week in Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., Ft. Wayne, Dallas, or any other research library -- but you'll learn more on this cruise ship! You'll also have time to spend with family, shopping, sight-seeing, or just sitting under a palm tree and sipping from a coconut shell that has one of those little pink umbrellas. Who deserves that more than you?? And when you're not on a tropical island, there are a lot of activities and resources to keep spouses or other family members happily entertained while you're learning how to be a better researcher and software user.
The deadline for the genealogical event of the year is fast approaching so don't delay. You'll find all of the details, including lecture topics and speaker biographies here: http://www.WhollyGenes.com/cruise.htm.