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25 April 2017

A Seven-Day Caribbean Cruise and Genealogy – The Best of Both Worlds

by Tim Cox

To kick off the celebration of our 120th anniversary, The California Genealogical Society (CGS) is excited to announce that we are going on a genealogy cruise, from February 11 – 18, 2018.  We’ll be on board the Celebrity Silhouette.  This cruise departs from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and visits ports in Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.


Our guest speakers will be The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith. They will teach classes in our private classrooms on days we are at sea and conduct private consultations to help you with your genealogy questions.

What could be better than taking a vacation, staying in 5-star accommodations, visiting tropical ports of call, and being with other genealogists for seven fun-filled days?  Your companion who may not be interested in genealogy will be able to enjoy all on-board ship activities while you are expanding your knowledge!

What can you expect on a genealogy cruise?
  • A cruise is similar to attending a three- to four-day conference but without getting overloaded with too much information, only to forget most of it when you return home.
  • On sea days, attend classes and have a private consultation with The Genealogy Guys or experienced CGS genealogists.
  • While in port take a guided tour and learn about Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten, go to a local beach, or stay on the ship and sit by the pool, shop at your choice of stores, gamble in the casino, or find a nice quiet place to enjoy a good book or great conversation.
  • Each evening, enjoy a gourmet meal and a stage production, gambling, or relaxing.  You can dress up for dinner or wear your casual vacation attire.
For more information about this cruise, see our online brochure.
How to book your spot
Booking a cruise is different than registering for a class or research trip.  All reservations will be made with our travel consultant, Herb Tinley.  Call him to get more information and to make your deposit.  His phone number is on the online brochure.

Please join us on our inaugural cruise to the Caribbean in 5-star accommodations!



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