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Legacy Genealogy Cruise - We're Back!

We have returned from our 13th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise and had the time of our lives! We sailed on board Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas for 7 days throughout beautiful Alaska.

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We saw glaciers...

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...and waterfalls.

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We saw wildlife in the ocean...

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...and in the sky.

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We enjoyed pool...

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...and lots of ice cream.

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We found cemeteries...

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and of course learned lots in classes...

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And to top it off, I made an exciting genealogy discovery while waiting for my flight home.


We ended the classes as we always do by drawing lots of names for door prizes. We then announced that all Legacy cruisers would get a free annual webinar membership and a free copy of Legacy 9 (whenever it's released...). Thanks to all of you who joined us! Thanks to all the rest of our Legacy Family Tree staff who kept our Support, Customer service, and Shipping departments open while we were away. And thanks to our cruise coordinator, Christy, for all she did for us too!

Next year's cruise

It's never too early to begin thinking about next year's cruise (our 14th annual) to the Pacific Coast. Registration is not yet available, but save these dates: September 22-29, 2017. We will visit:

  • Seattle, Washington
  • Astoria, Oregon
  • San Francisco, California
  • Victoria, British Columbia

Write to Christy for more information at legacyfamilytreecruise@gmail.com.

Back to work

Now that I've officially announced our return, it's back to work! We've got great things planned for our Legacy Family Tree software and for our webinar series. I LOVE my job!


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Aha! You've announced that you're giving away Legacy 9 to the cruisers! That must mean it's coming sooner than later, yes? Oh, please tell us when!

Doug - no, we always announce to the cruisers that they'll get the next version for free. Some waited for 1-2 years in the past.

Ok...an exciting genealogy discovery...YOU TEASE!!! When do we get to hear what you found on your line? I'm dying to know :-)

Sandra - ;) here's a link to the article I just wrote: http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2016/09/serendipity-in-seattle.html

Hi, I am a longtime Legacy user. I also founded the Cork Genealogical Society in 1994 here in Cork Ireland. Down the road is a place called Cobh in Cork Harbour from whence many, many emigrants left Ireland forever, to make a new life for themselves in your country. What I am getting at is :- why not a cruise to Cobh Ireland where many other cruise ships come and enjoy the incredible Heritage centre there that is so nostalgic and informative for so many Irish Americans. The Cork Genealogical Society including myself, I am sure would gladly help to show you all the sights including the famed Blarney Castle of the region and maybe we could organise a special genealogical meeting to meet the needs of the cruise members? There is much more we could do. I have recently published my family history with the aid of Legacy 1680 to 2016. We would love to have you. Hoping to hear positive from you. Declan Chalmers

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