FGS and RootsTech 2015 ...

Can you believe that it is less than 5 months until the FGS and RootsTech Conferences. Actually 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days according to my countdown timer. That’s right folks, it’s not long, and we even have Christmas before that. So the time is guaranteed to fly by!...

My National Family Hist...

National Family History Month has been and gone already. And I got the feeling that it was gathering momentum as the month went one, with more events added throughout the course of the month. So I do hope that continues as a trend for next year, making 2015 even bigger and better. Anyway...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

To finish up writing about the 5th Unlock the Past cruise I just wanted to write a few last thoughts on it all, as well as some thankyous. The cruise itself went really, really well, as did the conference. In fact, it really was the best run conference of all of the genealogy cruises...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

Our visit to Honfleur in France on day 10 was our last stop before heading back to Tilbury in London the following morning. And while everyone was getting the “oh-no-the-cruise-is-nearly-over” blues, Unlock The Past weren’t quite done yet. In my last post I did report...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

What do confectionery stores and getting fit have to do with Unlock the Past’s 5th Cruise? You might just be surprised! The beauty of not going on an organised tour, and simply hopping off the ship and wandering around the town is that you get to see all the shops and the types of...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

Life works better for a blogger when with internet. Due to the lack on internet on the ship it prevented me from reporting as I went, so now that I’m back on land, I have some catch-up posts to do. As I’m not reliant on dodgy internet now, I can write a bit more about each...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

The Unlock the Past cruise continues, but as we’ve not had internet, I’m rather late in reporting the happenings of it all. So picking up from the previous post, Sunday was a solid day of genealogy talks which was great, not to mention choc-full-of advice, but everyone was...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

In my last post I told you that we’d arrived in London, and the fun and traipsing we did around London, so now I’d better tell you about the cruise itself. DAY 1 – TILBURY, LONDON Let me start off by saying that Unlock the Past’s 5th cruise (the British Isles one) has been...

5th Unlock the Past Cru...

Well the 5th Unlock the Past cruise is underway, and as we’re stopped in port today (with internet of some sort, but it’s better than none), it has given me time to sit and write something. But before I get too much into the cruise happenings itself, let me tell you about the two...

Planes, Trains and Auto...

Planes, maybe a train, and no doubt buses and taxis, as well as a big ship are what I will be experiencing soon, as in a few days time I’ll be on my way to London to go on Unlock the Past’s 5th cruise. So the suitcase is out, the passport is packed, and so are my European...