I have been working behind the scenes with a couple of colleagues and we have been working to put together a Celtic Genealogy Cruise in 2019. The plan is for the cruise to take in Ireland and Scotland, and perhaps also England, depending on the port of departure.
A Genealogy Cruise with Research Opportunities
Unlike other genealogy cruises, this cruise will allow for research at the local archives on the days when the ship is in port. The learning will happen on-board during time our at sea and then the research opportunity will happen in port.
For the port of departure, learning about the records will happen ahead of time and extra days on land will be added to the cruise dates to allow for research at that port as well.
Are you ready to find your Scottish ancestors on the shelves of the archives in Scotland? Walk where your ancestors walked, Visit their villages, worship in their churches, pay homage at their grave sides. There are two spaces available in the Edinburgh research tour and there is one space available in the Glasgow research tour.
In addition to dedicated research time, there will be time
to explore Edinburgh - a city rich in history. The hotel is centrally located,
making it easy to walk to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket.
Days of research will take place at Scotland'sPeople Centre
(you can also book time in the Historical Search Room) and the National
Library. Time at the NLS Maps Building is also available. Daily fees for these research days are
included in the tour fees. However, copies and printouts are not included.
The hotel rooms have a dedicated work space where you can
set up your research station. Breakfast is available every morning, and the
rooms are equipped with a kitchenette. There is a Starbucks and a Sainsburys
grocery store on the same complex as the hotel. There are a number of eateries
within a short walk from the hotel.
Thanks to some shuffling with the addition of the Glasgow 2018 tour, two spaces have opened up for the Edinburgh Research Tour. Tour dates are May 7-16, 2018. Fees are $3,595, with a deposit of $595 due now and the balance due December 1. If you are interested in learning more visit the website:
Thrilled to learn earlier this week that one of my talks at Jamboree will be live streamed! This means that even if you can't attend Jamboree, you can still benefit from the information. My talk Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy is being live streamed on Sunday at 10 am (pacific time). You can register here I am only one of 14 talks that are being live-streamed so be sure to check out all of the speakers and topics on offer. Here's the line-up:
Friday, June 9
1:00-2:00 Facebook: A Tool for Genealogy Research Thomas
Proof for the Novice Genealogist Annette Burke Lyttle
in Township Records Peggy Clements Lauritzen, AG®
5:30-6:30 From Famine to Plenty – Finding My Immigrant
Ancestors’ Stories Tessa Keough
Saturday, June 10
8:30-9:30 Descendancy Research: Another Pathway to
Genealogy Michael L. Strauss, AG®
10:00-11:00 Wives, Girlfriends, Widows, Exes and
Mistresses: Documenting Women Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR
of Genealogical Research for Armenians in the Caucasus Camille Andrus
Ancestor’s FAN Club: Using Cluster Research Drew Smith, MLS
Resources for Deciphering Foreign Language Records Randy Whited
vs Irish Annals Brad Larkin, MBS, MCSE
Sunday, June 11,
Your Irish Ancestors Online Donna M. Moughty
Databases for Scottish Genealogy Christine Woodcock
12:30-1:30 What’s New in Eastern European Genealogy Lisa
the Bureau of Land Management Tract Books Michael John Neill
I am looking forward to being part of the Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree this year. I will be exhibiting in the Exhibit Hall and I hope you will stop by and say hello. I will in be in booth 125 at the back of the Hall, so be sure to work your way all the way around the Hall. I'm looking forward to speaking with people interested in researching their Scottish ancestors. You can sign up for webinars, learn about the tours, find out about eCourses and get some ideas about where you might find records on your Scottish ancestors.
In just a couple of weeks, I will be in Burbank California for the Southern California Genealogical Society's Jamboree! I will be presenting three talks at Jamboree: Breaking Through Your Scottish Research Brick Walls (Saturday 8:30 am), Step Away From the Computer (Saturday 2 pm) and Underused Databases for Scottish Genealogy (Sunday 10 am). All of these talks are part of Jamboree's Researching British Isles and Ireland Track. When I am not speaking, I will be in the Exhibitor's Hall so plan to stop by to say hello or share your stories. Looking forward to connecting with you at Jamboree!