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 […]

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 […]

St. Thomas, USVI

Tuesday – Paradise Point We first visited St. Thomas on our second cruise in 1989. That was a Christmas Cruise on the old Dawn Princess, a former Sitmar Lines ship. It was the first cruise on which we brought with us our then almost six year old daughter Tammy. We lived in California then, and […]

Sint Maarten Revisited

Monday – Deja Vu All Over Again Flag of Sint Maarten Today we arrived in Sint Maarten for the second time in 10 days. It had been the last port before Miami on the Norwegian Star’s November 5-19 Transatlantic Cruise. I stepped out on the balcony to see a barge full of fuel ready to […]

Willemstad, Curaçao

Saturday – Dushi Curaçao Curaçao, along with Aruba and Sint Maarten, is one of three Caribbean countries which, together with the Netherlands in Europe, comprise the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The citizens of all four of these countries are Dutch citizens. Flag of Curaçao The motto of Curaçao is “We have it all, it is just […]

Oranjestad, Aruba

Friday – One Happy Island Friday morning we arrived in Aruba. I went out on our balcony and saw a sandbar on the sea side of the ship. It had a tree growing in it. I also saw an Oil Rig off in the direction of Venezuela. I left the cabin and went up to […]