Tomorrow we leave to begin our 8th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise, this year to New England and eastern Canada. About 200 of us will cruise together, departing from Cape Liberty Cruise Port, New Jersey and visiting Portland, Maine; Bar Habor, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Boston, Massachusetts. We will sail on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. We've also got 15 hours of personal Legacy and genealogy instruction from six different instructors, including webinar-favorite, Thomas MacEntee.
Speaking of Bar Habor, Maine - I've just realized that I have four generations of ancestors within an hour's drive of this port. Can you guess what I'll be doing here? I'm sure my wife is as excited as I am to visit these cemeteries on her vacation.
I'm still trying to decide if I will post daily updates to this blog - cruising is very hard work with so little time to relax and write. :) I'm leaning towards adding photos to our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/legacyfamilytree. I hope you'll follow us there.
Our sincere thanks go out to our entire technical support and sales staff who will continue to provide sales and support services while we are away. Thanks Jim, Sherry, Brian, Ron, and Sarah for keeping us going!
And for the first time, I can't wait for this cruise to end - because it means I'm that much closer to our November 2 webinar where Marian Pierre-Louis will announce the identity of and how she found the parents of my ancestor, Nathan Brown. That's right, this is the Brown family that you all know so well through this blog. And she won't even give me any clues until the webinar - you will find out at the same time I do. I hope you'll register for the webinar to enjoy the moment with me as one of my brick walls is solved. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to register (free). And of course, I'm looking forward to our two other October webinars: Uncovering Your Irish Family History by Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman and Let Your Voice Be Heard in the Digital Conversation by Drusilla Pair.
We'll either see you here, on Facebook, or on the ship!
Thinking about next year's cruises already? From May 12-21, 2012 we will cruise Norway, France, Ireland, England, and Scotland. And from May 21-27 we will cruise the Norwegian fjords and Denmark. Visit http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/CruiseInfo_2012.asp for all the details.