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It’s that time of year again. Time for Unlock the Past’s next genealogy and history cruise. This one is their 10th and it takes cruisers from the top of New Zealand, down to the bottom of Australia and right over to Perth.

A number of our staff (myself included) are heading over to New Zealand for Unlock the Past’s 10th cruise onboard the Celebrity Solstice which leaves on Sunday and sails for 18 days. During that time we will get to listen to top-class speakers from around the world give a total of 72 presentations, as well as still have a little time to relax and sightsee.

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We will have Steve manning our shop every day (9am-4pm M-F), with Anthea in our mail order department. They will do their best to deal with everything, but as with all places that are short-staffed there is likely to be some delays. So please be patient.

Unlock the Past’s 10th cruise has an amazing range of guest presenters (as has every cruise I’ve been on to date), and I’m expecting lots of learning on this one as well. Afterall we have Judy G. Russell (The Legal Genealogist) from the US, Paul Blake from England who is a full-time genealogist, and Louis Kessler from Canada who the man behind GenSoftReviews and Behold genealogy software. New Zealander Jan Gow will make trip, and Aussie presenters who are on this cruise are Rosemary and Eric and Rosemary Kopittke, Helen Smith, Geoff and Marg Doherty, Diane Foster, So with a total of 40+ presentations, there’s going to be oodles to learn.

As I tend to manage all of our social media accounts (blog, Facebook, Twitter and Google+), things might be a little quiet there for a while.

There are a few geneabloggers on this cruise, so you may like to keep an eye on their blogs for posts about the cruise. Some might report during it, others afterwards.

In the meantime all the best with your continued research, and I look forward to reporting what I have learned when I return in three weeks time.

If you’re interested in the idea of genealogy cruising, have a look at those that Unlock the Past still have coming up and are open for bookings http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/cruises/
– 11th cruise – Barrier Reef
– 12th cruise – Rhine River
– 13th cruise – Papua New Guinea