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Register for Webinar Wednesday - Family Stories: Using Newspapers to Reconnect with the Stories of Your Family's Past

LogowhiteJoin us this Wednesday, February 12, for a free webinar with newspaper specialist and representative, Tom Kemp. He will present, "Family Stories: Using Newspapers to Reconnect with the Stories of Your Family's Past."

Webinar Description

As genealogists we want to learn who our ancestors and relatives are, to document them, learn the stories of their lives and pass them down to the rising generation. The old newspapers are the new tool for uncovering these stories. Newspapers were published every day of their lives – take this tour of the remarkable examples that can be found in GenealogyBank’s three centuries of newspaper archives. Find your family’s stories that have been lost over time – document them and preserve them. Don’t let your heritage be lost.

Join us for the live webinar Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.


Or register for multiple webinars at once by clicking here.

Test Your Webinar Connection

To ensure that your webinar connection is ready to go, click here.

Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for free indefinitely. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

About the presenter

Tkemp-100Thomas Jay Kemp, Director, Genealogy Products NewsBank, Inc. A well-known genealogist, librarian and speaker for over 50 years. He is the author of more than 30 books. 

Watch Tom's previous webinars here.

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Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at:

  • 2pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 1pm Central
  • 12pm Mountain
  • 11am Pacific
  • 7pm GMT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at
  6. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  7. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  8. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2014 to Asia announced!

Sp_smallThe 11th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruises will feature two back-to-back cruises beginning in October 2014. Join us for one or both. The first begins in Tokyo, Japan and ends in Hong Kong, China. The second begins in Hong Kong and concludes in Singapore. Join Geoff Rasmussen and other Legacy developers during the first cruise for personalized Legacy and genealogy technology classes.

1st Cruise - Japan, China, and Taiwan

October 26 through November 9, 2014:

  • Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Mt Fuji (Shimizu), Japan
  • Kobe, Japan
  • Kagoshima, Japan
  • Nagasaki, Japan
  • Shanghai (Boashan), China
  • Taipe (Keelung), Taiwan
  • Hong Kong, China

2nd Cruise - China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore

November 9 through November 23

  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hanoi (Halong Bay), Vietnam
  • Hue / Danango (Chan May), Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh (Phy My), Vietnam
  • Bangkok / Laemchabang, Thailand
  • Singapore

Feel the exhilaration of Asia as you pull into port

Celebrity adds Asia to their list of exciting destinations. From bustling, modern cities to quiet, mist-shrouded jungles, the Far East is a place of beauty, history and mystery. Celebrity Millennium will now transport you to Asia in magnificent, luxurious style. Celebrity explores this graceful and mystical area of the world for the first time. She’ll visit twelve breathtaking locations if you travel with us on both sailings including Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, China and more. Sail between Singapore and Hong Kong with overnight calls in Bangkok, Thailand; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and the majestic Halong Bay, Vietnam. Each stop will take you about as far away from the everyday as you can get. Each destination is special and varied with its own rhythm, cuisine, culture and flavor. 

Genealogy Classes at Sea

While at sea attend classes taught by the Legacy Family Tree developers, Geoff Rasmussen, Dave Berdan, Ken McGinnis, and others. In addition to the classes, you will benefit from the small-group sessions and lots of time to learn from each other.

The Ship

Luxurious accommodations and intuitive service consistently place Celebrity Millennium at the top of the rankings among large cruise ships. A favorite of many vacationers, Celebrity Millennium was "Solsticized" in May of 2012 and emerged with many award-winning Solstice® Class features. She's been renewed with spa-inspired AquaClass® staterooms, the AquaClass signature restaurant, Blu, and the addition of verandas to her chic Celebrity Suites. We can't think of a better way to experience the exotic beauty of the Panama Canal than aboard Celebrity Millennium. Out of the ordinary? Definitely.

Reservations or questions

Prices begin at $1,806.87 per person for the first cruise and $1,963.38 per person for the second cruise, based on double occupancy. The price includes:

  • Genealogy classes
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Ocean transportation
  • Meals
  • Some beverages
  • Most onboard entertainment
  • Port charges
  • Government fees/taxes

Airfare, gratuities, and optional tours are extra.

Click here to securely book your cruise online.

To reserve a cabin, or ask questions, contact our travel coordinator, Christy, at 1-800-557-8601 or send an email to [email protected].

Register for the webinar.

Click here to register for "Cruising with Legacy in 2014." In this webinar we will give an overview of what to expect from this year's cruise and answer any questions you may have.

More Information

For class descriptions, frequently asked questions, descriptions of the places we'll visit, or pictures of our past cruises, visit