Lectures at Sea, Day #7

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise Members of The Villages Genealogical Society, Rita Thompson, Bob Boerst and Donna Yambasky express their happiness with the conclusion of a very successful Seminar at Sea.

Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Day #6

View from the Norwegian Epic of the south downtown cruise pier and a ferry loading for the trip to Playa del Carmen. View of the Downtown San Miguel Waterfront in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Buildings in Downtown San Miguel, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Drew Smith talks about using newspaper archives to find genealogically relevant information. Photos […]

Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Day #5

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise View of the Norwegian Epic from a tender taking passengers ashore at Georgetown, Grand Cayman on February 6, 2019. Peg-leg Pete seems to have suffered a bit of soft tissue loss from his liquid diet. Statue on display in a souvenir shop in Georgetown. Hmm…would that fit in our living room? […]

Falmouth, Jamaica, Day #4

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise We awoke this morning as we docked in the port of Falmouth, Jamaica. The port area is very attractive and itself looks quite new. The merchants and their staffs were all quite friendly and helpful. A very tall man (on stilts), holding a Jamaican Flag in each hand, greeted us in […]

Lectures at Sea Day #3

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise On our first sea day, with no port to visit, we had time for four genealogy lectures. In the morning, Blaine Bettinger gave the opening presentation, followed by George G. Morgan. Then we broke for lunch. Drew Smith led off the afternoon’s lectures, with C. Ann Staley giving the final presentation […]

Great Stirrup Cay Day #2

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise VGS Genealogy Cruise attendees in the Manhattan Dining Room on Norwegian Epic. This is clearly the coolest and classiest classroom at sea. Pat Adams, President of The Villages Genealogical Society introduces the first speaker to present on the VGS Genealogy Cruise, Geroge G. Morgan. His topic was “Bring ‘Em Back to […]

Guest Speakers

2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise Photos © Copyright 2019 James R. Lannin, Jr. VGS Genealogy Cruise List of Presentations Day Time Presentation 3 Feb 2:00-3:00 pm Bring ‘Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor ProfileGeorge G. Morgan 4 Feb 9:00-10:00 am Genetic Genealogy EducationBlaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD 10:30-11:30 am Understanding Copyright and PlagiarismDrew Smith 12:45-1:45 […]

Port Canaveral Embarcation Day #1

The 2nd VGS Genealogy Cruise The Villages Genealogical Society sponsored its second Genealogy Cruise February 2-9, 2019, four years after its first genealogy event at sea. Our guest speakers were Blaine T Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. (The Genetic Genealogist), George G Morgan and Drew Smith of Aha Seminars, The Genealogy Guys Podcast and Genealogy Connection, and […]